1) Happy 1st Birthday today to my nephew Ryan! We can't wait to see you in January :-)
|Birthday wishes from your cousins! (And cousins' cousins ;-)|
2) Can you believe that today was also Twinkle the Elf's birthday?! Yeah, I had no idea either.
|Raya loved this mornings set up. She was very excited about the "friends" Twinkle had chosen to invite to her party haha.|
Now the reason Twinkle is often on the counter is to keep her out of reach of Brielle! But after I took this picture I realized the elf was a little creepy sitting there next to our knives LOL
It made me think of this ecard I saw on Pinterest the other day
|Sawyer was very interested in our elf. Once he figured out how she "worked" he got right down to business with Raya, showing Twinkle various Toys-R-Us ads for items he wanted her to tell Santa that he wanted ;-)|
|The kids also all made Twinkle birthday cards today.|
4) Lastly, tonight Lee picked up Brielle's new bed, which was finally ordered in! We got it all set up and Raya *insists* that we at least try to have Brielle sleep in there tonight haha...so I am going to try laying them both down and see what happens. I expect to get Brielle not long after and stick her in the crib, but maybe she'll surprise me! I'm anxious to take the crib down and turn that room into a playroom! :-)
|We still need to paint the other nightstand and put it on the other side of the tree. And behind Rayas bed is our really old kitchen set, which we will be throwing away after santas visit :-P|
**ETA: Within 5 minutes Raya was asleep...I heard Brielle say "Raya?" one time and then she fell immediately asleep too! I'm still bracing for a middle of the night freak out, but so far so good!.