Baby footprint ornaments

Andrew and I met with my sister in law, my mom,  my neice and nephews for an hour of crafts. My mom has made a tradition since Andrew was little of making an ornament, plate, bowl, etc that the little kiddos give their parents.


This year, I helped with the twins footprint ornament

We do foot and hand prints in the NICU (were I am a nurse) so I was called to help

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And they turned out great! Fiona has her footprint on one side, and Seamus on the other

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This is a great gift for grandparents and parents! I have also seen this idea, where you place the babies’ hospital arm band and hat into an ornaments. Super cute

Question for you:

Do you have any Christmas traditions?

Do you collect certain ornaments?

-each year we receive an ornament, usually to do with something from the year. This year, I am going to get Andrew a bike ornament for all his hard work in learning to ride for the first time!

Christmas Presents

Today started out by sleeping in (won’t be doing that for awhile since Andrew will be on break. I started the morning w/ coffee and an egg/PB/Banana sandwich. YUM!

While wrapping, I had Pandora w/ the Bing Crosby Holiday. Loved it. Im sure people could hear me outside. I have a beautiful voice haha

I then got to packing.

 I loved this present! too pretty to open 🙂

And this was another favorite. (pssttt there are star wars pj pants in there haha)

On Christmas Eve, Andrew will be able to open the present with his pjs. Of course he wears them that night!

He will also be able to open the ornament. This year I made his by super glueing the pieces together of a small lego. Now I just need to figure out how to hang it on the tree……………………………haha

The little fellow only had a half day, so I picked him up and we made some cookies. I first made some Paleo cookies (I got some coconut flour!) The cream cheese frosting is not paleo. Andrew was my taste tester!

(did you spot justin?)

Here are some of the recipes we used:

cream cheese frosting
Paleo sugar cookies
sugar cookies

Im so excited for christmas! Now we are ready to go! Im a little bummed though. Tonight, there doesn’t seem to be any christmas movies on tv 😦

Question for you:

What family traditions do you have?