two of my favorite things in life are babies and the holidays. pair them together and i don’t care how long it’s been since the last time i had a solid night of sleep, i’m a very happy woman! can you believe beatrice and madalena are already 6 months old? old enough to scoot around on their bellies as they roll around the room from their backs to fronts, but no where near crawling up and pulling down any ornaments on our christmas tree. the timing couldn’t be better. this comes from a mama who has learned the hard way that sometimes holidays and babies are a recipe for lots of broken ornaments and christmas trees only decorated on the top half as well as presents only coming out christmas morning in fear of them being ripped to shreds too many weeks prior.
anyway! this post is full of too many photos showing off their cute smiles because i can’t edit down for the life of me. don’t make me! i’m posting them all. thank you to gymboree for the adorable outfits. tiny skiers and snowboarders on cozy sweaters and leggings?! yes please!
can you see beatrice’s first tooth popping out in this photo?! right above her bottom lip, to the right! both girls have been teething like crazy the past few weeks, which means they often just need to be held in the night as they work through those painful little things coming in. josh and i often joke to one another as we’re both up with the two of them during a few of the harder teething moments, “what’s worse than a teething baby?! TWO teething babies!” helps to laugh a little when you’re in the midst of it.
so much love for these two girls. the way beatrice pulls in her bottom lip and it goes missing much of the day, to how madalena always finds my face and holds onto it (i like to think she’s trying to cradle it?). these two are just the sweetest and i love being their mama.
anxious to take them to visit santa claus, although it usually never goes well with my kiddos. and i know they are far too young to care, but excited to introduce them to all of my favorite christmas trees around the city (the origami one at the natural history museum, the angel tree at the met, the big one at rockefeller….). hopefully they won’t be snoozing through it all in their stroller and will be into it maybe even just a little? they love gazing at the lights on our own christmas tree when we’re home, so i think all the lights will be fun for them this season.