We literally only take nice family photos at Christmas time! Please, tell me I’m not the only one! Since I upgraded my camera last week, I was so excited to try this puppy out. It seriously did not disappoint. Can you believe that I took all of these with just a click of a button from in front of the camera!?
I never thought I would be the parent that liked my kids to wear matching clothes but the secret is out… I LOVE IT! Especially having all of one gender I can’t help but look at all of the matching outfits out there.
Getting new pair of Christmas pajamas is of course our favorites and this year is no different, I’ve been on the hunt for the cutest matching pjs for all of my boys! The hard part is, with Kaizer being a new baby and Kellan already wearing 4T clothes it’s hard to find them ALL the same ones. So I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite ones that I can’t get enough of! Some are even parent and kid pjs!!
I don’t know about you but I hate when the kids get toys! Birthday, Christmas, just because grandma and grandpa felt like they needed it. They love getting them and after about a month, they’re broken, pieces are missing, and they are not played with again. Then they just sit there…in the toy box…not being played with. Toys end up getting pulled out and left on the floor because nobody wants to play with them and I end up having to clean up this insane mess that wasn’t even used! It’s just a huge cycle that I hate having to go through.
I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! I know we did! This was Kellans first year really understanding what trick or treating was and he loved running with the older boys to every house he could. Knox just liked walking up to the doors and saying twick o tweat. haha Now we have a ton of candy that I have to eat, dang it. Our little Kai turned 2 months old yesterday and needless to say everyone is still so in love with him. He’s been a great baby for the most part and just loves to snuggle.
If you couldn’t tell by the title or by my IG Stories, Kellan is obsessed with being Captain America for Halloween. On top of that, he picked out what everyone was going to be this year too. (If you want to see our family costumes you can take a peek right here!) I bought his costume and of course he wanted all of the things that came along with it. What costume is complete with out all of the accessories, right!? Well the shield ended up costing as much as the costume, and not that we couldn’t afford to buy it, I didn’t want to because I know it will either end up not being used ever or broken and in the trash! So I decided I would try and make one and see how it came out.
You know you have those friends that have kids that you’re just like, “What the heck!?” Why are they letting them do that or eat that? And then you tell yourself the famous last words because you aren’t a parent..yet, “When I have kids, I WILL NEVER LET MY KIDS DO THAT!” Well I am totally guilty of saying and doing those things. This is my list of things that I said I would never let my kids do before I became a mom.
“I will NEVER let my kids go out in public dressed like a mess.”
Now I still kind of follow this one and I would say about 80% of the time they look way more presentable then myself. But we have had some times that hair isn’t brushed, food is on the shirt, and they do not have matching socks.
“I will NEVER let my kid walk around with a runny nose.”
Again, I still try to keep up with this one because runny noses are pretty gross but sometimes you just have to give that nose a break.
“I will NEVER let my kids eat food off of the floor.”
I always thought it was so disgusting when I would see some parents let their kids eat food that fell on the floor. I still do especially in public places but since my second one was born and I’ve been pregnant with my third I have witnessed my sons find crackers and some other things that have been on the floor and eat it and I, admittedly, have not tried to stop them. I just let it happen. I am that mom now.
“I will NEVER let my kids eat sugary desserts.”
Again, I still try not to. haha it always drives my friends nuts that I don’t let the kids eat cake and ice cream at birthday parties.
“I will NEVER let my kids watch TV all day”
I am so guilty of letting the TV be on ALL.DAY.LONG. My third pregnancy really took a toll on me and the tv was on at least 50% of the day. Do your thang mama! Whatever gets you through the day.
“I will NEVER cuss in front of my kids.”
F%&* that S#@! haha Kidding! I don’t really cuss in front of them. On occasion it slips but I really try to be more conscious of what we’re saying in front of the kids because I’ve got a bunch of parrots!
“I will NEVER let them eat fast food.”
Pregnancy makes you do crazy things. I was obsessed with Jack in The Box tacos. I know, I know, they’re so delicious! Kellan has experienced my addiction to these during pregnancy 2 times now so he’s all for the late night taco run.
“I will NEVER let my kids sleep with me.”
We have a queen bed and Ethan and I barely sleep comfortably on there just the two of us so adding a kid or two or three is just tough. The baby sleeps in his little cosleeper attached to my bed and on occasion the boys come into bed with us.
“I will NEVER give my kids cereal for breakfast..and lunch..and dinner.”
I don’t really buy cereal but it’s more oatmeal. haha I am guilty of giving the kids oatmeal for breakfast and lunch and if Ethans not home we have it for dinner too some times!
“I will NEVER let them wear PJs all day.”
Now this was just a dumb one that I thought wasn’t ok. I love being in PJs so naturally my kids love it too! In fact, I’m typing this up at 2 in the afternoon and we are all still in our pajamas. No shame here!
I’ve learned that the term, never say never, really stands true when you become a parent!
What are some things you said you’d never let your kids do before you had them?