Something you want, something you need, something to wear & something to read for everyone + gifts to mama & daddy + brothers from the boys.
One of my favorite things is to shop for our family throughout the year--it's the best way to scoop up killer deals & stick to our budget (more on that here). I bought Mike's "something to read" over the summer at the Ft. Inn book store that has since closed it's doors, I've had Oscar's Kavu backpack since I knew we were having another boy, I searched for months and found Narnia books for Ez & Oscar (each boy has their own collection). Amos loved getting Yahtzee, Solly loved his "thumb-hole shirt" and baking set and Ez hasn't put his sleepy tiger ("tigey") blanket down. Mama's favorite gift was the print of the boys feet, made in secret & framed in a handmade frame. And, Daddy loved his surprise bottle of Jefferson's Ocean from Ez & Oscar (they may've broken budget rules, but they're too little to understand hah!) and his new shaving accessories.
This year we had our very own personal chefs, OD & Cathy, come fix brunch for the gang (why haven't we thought of this before?!). We had Cathy's breakfast casserole + bacon + mixed fruit
+ OD's best french toast + bottomless cups of coffee all day long.
Here's to wishing your Christmas morning was just as loud, crazy, and messy as ours. Also, hoping it was just as sweet, treasured and full of love. I remind myself daily that these truly are the very best days.