A Festive Weekend

December 16, 2013

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So it turned out to be a fun, snowy, and magical weekend for us all. The snow really halts things around here, but we are getting used to it. jajaja! The boys are super excited for Christmas (I can’t believe it is 9 days away). I’m still not ready! I have gifts to buy and ship, I still have some holiday cards sitting in my car (!) and I am in desperate need of some extra sleep.

The boys have been battling small colds, but Jordi has me worried as he has another appointment with the neurologist due to his febrile seizure history. Diego is determined to perfect “Ode to Joy” on the piano in time for Christmas and Santi continues to make me laugh when days are tough. However, just one more week and we will be having a staycation for Christmas!! This will be our first Christmas in New Jersey and it’s time to rest up and enjoy each other. Of course, we will miss our extended family and friends in Chicago very, very much.

For now…here are my weekend finds! Enjoy!

‘Tis the season for heartwarming videos gone viral.

One of the sweetest and funniest bloggers I know. Her own video spreading holiday cheer. Super cute!

10 Children’s Books for Holiday Giving

Is it ever the right time to say “no” to our kids?

Give coffee table books this holiday!

I’m not sure if I have shared this with you before, but I have to post it just in case. ha!

Santi is loving this book!

White elephant gifts? I want a few of these for me!

What are you guys up to? Have a great week!

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  • Reply Elba Valverde December 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Great list! How fun are those white elephant gifts ha ha, love the bacon scarf.
    Thanks for the link 😉
    Xo, Elba
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  • Reply Heather December 16, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I was just about to email you about getting together during the holidays! 🙁
    You will be missed! Please keep me updated with Jordi & have a great Christmas!

  • Reply Nina December 16, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    I’ve been thinking about saying ‘no’ a lot too (but more like telling them not to do something, as opposed to fulfilling requests). If it feels natural to me when they request glue or paper, then I just might. Or a trip to an outing he remembered if it’s not too big of a hassle. But I also have no problem saying no to other requests if it’s simply not feasible. I also don’t go out of my way to give them things to begin with, setting realistic expectations, not inflated ones. I think just doing that helps keep them in check with what they can request to begin with.
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