I have been a little MIA.... this can be attributed to the craziness of work and life and trying to learn how to manage it all. Here are a few things on my mind.
We took MT to visit Santa and she did great. She even showed us a smile. I did a major mom fail and didn't know you had to get on a waiting list to see Santa at Phipps. I really wasn't thinking about fat, white haired men in October when the reservations open. I was just trying to get a few hours of sleep at that time but I have already put a reminder on next year's calendar. The Santa at another mall sufficed even if he did want to talk forever while he held my child. I kept doing the subtle baby reach in order to get her back.
I finished all my holiday shopping and it was all thanks to coupon codes and free shipping. I purchased everything online and have a big fat check of $71 waiting on me from Ebates. Getting paid to shop really does make up for the whole credit-card-number-getting-stolen-and-now-you-have-to-reset-all-your-accounts.
I am already planning Mary Tilman's baptism brunch and I could be going a bit overboard. It will just be family and a few close friends but it gives this event planner any excuse to go all out.
People ask me all the time how the dogs are managing with a new baby. Winston could truly care less about MT except for when the scary UPS guy comes close to the house. His bodyguard mode comes out in full force and he does not mess around. Winnie on the other hand drives me crazy. She is always there (which is nice sometimes) but will not leave MT's side. I literally have to drag her 59 lb body out of the nursery at night. MT thinks she is funny but the face kisses I do not. They will be built-in playmates for sure.
With all these major sales I have bought me a few things online. These Loft sweaters are so amazing I bought one in every color (Hubs: I used a coupon code). I also love this new sweater (may see this on Christmas day) and this scarf (which is now sold out :( ).