Just a quick post to update on what we’ve been up to lately as I haven’t been able to post as often as I’d like to lately! Here’s what’s been going on with us lately:
GiggleBuzz is in overdrive, and I’ve been super busy bow making and running around to craft shows lately. I unfortunately find that I can’t really “create” more time, and so, as business picks up there, things slow down a bit here. Good news is, in just a few short weeks – I’ll be shutting down until after the holidays and will be able to snuggle in to more active blogging!
Brayden and Julie are doing so very well. I can’t believe that they’ll be two in just about a month! We’re planning on a small family party for family on the day of or day before their birthday, and then a party for our playdate friends the next month. I guess I need to start browsing Pinterst for some ideas!
They’ve both been making great progress working on speech with Early Intervention. Our new words list includes the following:
Brayden – All animal sounds (including dogs, cats, dinosaurs, bees and pirates), Up, Dada, Mama, Blue (“bwew”), duck, Pap, Yum, “ahhh” (after drinking), Thank You, Uh-Oh, Bye and can sign “all done” and “more”
Julie – Dada, Mama, Square, Dog, Pap, Nana, Up, Car, Uh-Oh, Oh-No, Bye, Please, Cheese, some attempts at Hello (which really sound like “How”), Why, something that sounds like Bubble, Hair, Eyes, Nose, Ear, Cold. She’s doing super really…
We’ve been doing a little traveling – to Baltimore to see my gorgeous little niece, and Dan and I will be heading to Puerto Rico next week for a friend’s wedding. It’s a bittersweet trip – thrilling to have a tropical vacation despite the Pittsburgh snow, but sad to leave the kids for a special holiday.
I have yet to begin holiday shopping, so this is really going to be the time to hussle up with three family birthday’s and Chistmas in the same month! So thankful for online shopping because I’d speculate 90% of our gifts will be purchased this way!
Also, just a quick note of thanks for your patience and understanding for the more frequent occurrence of sponsored posts lately. I love that I’m able so be a stay at home mom, and DO love blogging just to record our everyday experiences. It is so nice though to occasionally partner with a brand (that I do truly love and respect) and earn a few dollars for the time I spend writing, photographing and promoting their post and giveaway. I know you don’t come here for a commercial, but hope you occasionally do learn of a new product you love from my reviews!
I think that’s the “quick and dirty” hello – I’m looking forward to posting some new and interesting holiday content very soon!