Thursday, December 8, 2016

A 25 Days of Christmas Interruption Post

There isn't a regular 25 Days of Christmas post tonight.

We attempted reading tonight...he* wasn't having it.  Oh well.  He went to play on his own and I did my own thing, too.  

*he=Marshall, not Matt.

We're only 8 days in, and I've beaten myself up a handful of times already for not reading a Christmas book or getting a post up.  But you know what?  Life happens.  Life will go on if I don't post 25 different posts for 25 straight days.  Maybe next year (I'm not holding my breath, though).

There are just always going to be nights when Marshall is too fussy or too active to sit still and listen to me read a book. There are lots of times when he's MUCH more content sitting by himself and flipping the pages and "reading" on his own.  And hey, if he's happy and content, then I'm not disturbing him.  Let him be.

Then there are days/nights that are extremely busy and wear us ALL out and we ALL just want to call it a day and go to bed.  I need to make myself take a chill pill and just go to bed those days, so I can be refreshed for whatever this crazy kid will do the next day!

So, the next time we read, we may or may not get completely caught up on all the books we need to have read.  All we can do is try and see what happens!

Monday, December 5, 2016

25 Days of Christmas: Day 5

The Santa Clause movies are some of my favorite Christmas movies! The 2nd movie is my favorite, so it bums me out that really only the first and third in the series are showed on TV!

When I saw this book at 2nd and Charles a few months ago, I had to have it! Tonight's book: The Escape Clause: A Very Merry Frostmas.  And poor little Marshall is half asleep, drinking his bottle.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

25 Days of Christmas: Days 1-4

I started getting bummed out that we missed Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of this, but you know what? Life happens. We've been so busy lately just had Marshall's first birthday, so that's where our priorities have been. But have no fear, we're back for another round of 25 Days of Christmas!

If you've missed my past editions of 25 Days of Christmas, here's what I've done in the past, and the links to the first post of each series if you wanted to read through:

2009--different Christmasy things done each day. You can start with the first post here.
2010--favorite Christmas songs. You can start with the first post here.
2011--favorite Christmas ornaments. You can start with the first post here.
2012--favorite Christmas movies. You can start with the first post here.
2013--different Christmas cookies/treats each day. You can start with the first post here.
2014--different Christmasy things done each day. You can start with the first post here.
2015--sorry, was preoccupied December 2015 ;)

So now, here’s what we’re doing for 2016’s 25 Days of Christmas: 25+ Christmas books!! I say 25+ because let's be honest, I just love Christmas too much and have tons of Christmas books myself and that I've bought for Marshall, haha. Tonight, we caught up on the past few days of missed reading, but we're back on track now! We read:

1. The Elf on the Shelf - A Christmas Tradition Marshall's elf is sitting out watching him every day :)
2. Winnie the Pooh - The Sweetest Christmas
3. Toy Story - Woody's White Christmas
4. Paw Patrol - The Pups Save Christmas Marshall received this for his birthday yesterday, so it was only appropriate to add it to our book line up!