Another December weekend means another Santa Brunch. This time, held at my favorite West Michigan store, AK Rikks. Complete with a hot cocoa bar and a mini shopping trip, it was fun for us and for Peyton. London was just along for the ride.
Peyton did not warm up to Santa in her second sighting. It went something like this: me bribing her with M&Ms to get on his lap. Trying to get her on his lap with her little friends. And eventually, scooping her up and sitting on Santa, as she screamed bloody murder:
Daddy and London had a much better Santa experience.This Solly Baby Wrap is a serious life saver when it comes to events and parties, and even just getting things done at home. London is a little too big for the newborn carry, but still a little lumpy for this stage, but she falls right to sleep in it. I’m translating that as she loves it. And how cute is David wearing it? I mean, seriously.
We tried to snap a group shot before our friends left, but Peyton was still hiding in the coat rack from Santa, she was pretty mad at me, so our friend Rebecca got her out. As she was getting Peyton, her 1 year old took off, so I scooped her up. Rebecca says, “I have yours, do you have mine? Good. SMILE!” Truly beautiful moment:
Sunday, we headed across the state for a family Christmas party. We seriously have Christmas coming out of our ears for the entire duration of December.
Growing up, we were very close with my Dad’s side of the family. It’s just him and his brother, who each had two kids. Very small family parties. However, each of us cousins are 4 years apart, my brother and I being the younger two. There is nothing better than growing up with cousins that are the same age as you! We were trying to explain this concept to Peyton on the way over, she finally understood it as they are friends who are family. Now everyone is having babies, and Christmas is an adorable bundle of chaos.
Peyton had met her cousin Sam (the one in the tights in the front) at Thanksgiving, and remembered her as her cousin. Before they got to the party, Peyton and Grace (in the back) were comparing families (so cute), and got into an argument about who was Sam’s cousin. Hard concept to grasp. They got over it and had a blast playing together. It makes me a little sad that we live across the state, we don’t have any family by us, except for my brother now (yay!)
Gearing up for hosting Christmas this weekend, and ohhh man, we are getting a new puppy Thursday!