Christmas is just around the corner and it’s Emberly’s first one! I always like seeing what others have come up with on their Christmas wishlists, so here is hers:
Cuddle + Kind doll. These dolls are soft, cute, material-safe for babies and the company provides 10 meals to a hungry child for each doll purchase.
Jammies. One of our Christmas traditions is Christmas pj’s, and I think these might be the winner this year.
Wood block puzzle. Emberly isn’t old enough for this yet, but it will be a good way to learn shapes in a few months.
Ball rattle. Perfect for teething, grasping and rattling.
ezpz Mini Mat. These silicone placemats “contain the mess” , divide the food, are dishwasher safe and suction to the highchair. The best of everything when it comes to baby feeding!
Knee socks. How cute are these socks! It’s so hard to keep socks on babies, but these adorable knee socks definitely do the trick.
What are some of your baby gift ideas?
As I mentioned yesterday, we had two parties this weekend. As soon as Abby’s party was over, we headed home to finish setting up for our annual holiday party. I usually like to have a party sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but between weddings, new job training and the holidays themselves, it didn’t happen until now. Which turned out just fine and I may start doing it every January instead of December. It’s all just a plot to keep up my Christmas decorations longer. 😉
Anyway, we squeezed 4 other couples around the table for a Raclette dinner and chocolate fondue. Raclette is a Swiss meal that involves lots of melted cheese and potatoes. We used to eat Raclette regularly in Germany while I was growing up, and when my parents sent me my very own Raclette grill for Christmas, I knew we had to have it for the party.
After we were stuffed, we exchanged white elephant gifts and played a few other games before taking awkward family photos. We had such a fun and laughter-filled night, and once again, I am so grateful for the friendships we’ve established here!
Happy Thanksgiving/Merry Christmas/Happy New Year!