My car radio presets 1 and 2 have now been set to the Christmas all-day-every-day local stations, and that can only mean one thing...
I'm totally in the Christmas spirit!
Even more so than in previous years because this will be Evie's first Christmas. I finally get to experience what my parents experienced when my brother and I were little. Taking your child to see Santa. Watching their eyes brighten at the sight of the tree all lite up. Staying up until 3 AM on Christmas morning wrapping presents and then being woke up at 5 AM by littles wanting to open them. Holiday shopping in crowded malls and toy stores with a bunch of frustrated parents all looking for that one hard to find toy. Traffic. Swearing under your breath and the lady who cut the check out line. Retail hell.
Okay so it's not as glamorous as I thought it would be... but I digress.
Evelyn has no idea what's going on. We are going all out and she won't remember one minute of it. But I will. And I really want her first Christmas (and 2nd and 3rd, etc) to be wonderful.
I found this book:
Baby Elf's Christmas by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
It's adorable! The illustrations are very cute and the book itself is just so sweet and festive! The baby actually reminds me of a brown-eyed pointy-eared version of Evie. It's also a board book so it won't be destroyed when she slobbers all over it and chucks it across the room. We've been reading it to her every chance we get!
I've included a link to it on the left. It's a very inexpensive book and would make a nice gift for someone with a new baby or for your own little one. It also qualifies for Amazon's Super Savers Shipping. Can't go wrong there!
Anyways, I'm going to try and list a good gift idea each post I make until Christmas. Maybe it will help some of you out there with your own need to buy for list!
And lastly... a GIVEAWAY!!
This will require some effort on the part of creative minds! Here is the deal…
And Evie Makes 3 is a lovely name in my opinion, BUT, eventually… (like in a few years…) there will be 4, and then 5, and hopefully 6 (maybe more!) of us. And I will not name my hypothetical children Thor, Clive, and Alex for the sake of rhyme.
So I need a new blog title. A clever one. A witty one. An awesome one.
Problem is, all my awesome ideas, well… someone also had them, and had them before I did. They are all taken. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!
So I need your help! I would like a name that embodies my blog. I'm a mom, I'm learning the ropes of that whole role. I'm a wife. I'm a photographer. I'm a daughter. I love photographing my life. I love detail. And now I need a name.
Email me your ideas at Eviemakes3@gmail.com. I'm going to give about 2 weeks for entries. Whoever comes up with the best title for my blog, wins! I'll be giving away a Thirty-One bag and you'll also be my hero for life. Sound good? So go put your thinkin' caps on!
Got to get going now! Frosty temperatures, poor souls dressed as Christmas trees, school marching bands freezing their lips off, and a big guy in a red suit on the back of a firetruck awaits! Yipeeeee!