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Almost Christmas

2 more days to Christmas! It’s my favorite time of the year and it’s finally here.

Did you notice that everything is better when it’s Christmas. Cookies taste extra delicious, playground time is extra fun and the kids are generally less fighty because they’re too busy being in a constant state of delight. Every day, they’re like, “Is it Christmas yet?? How about now? Or now? I’m so excited it’s going to be Christmas!!

//It’s been over a week since we got back and we’re not done loading up on Hayley time. Urgh, just look at this face it’s so squishy I cannot.

I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of this baby but all the kids are also still fussing over her, cuddling her and holding her hand and reading her stories and feeding her their share of snacks and chomping on her chubby cheeks all day.

You’d think that she would be tired of all the fuss by now but this baby is thoroughly enjoying it, being all like “Yeah you know what? Just keep it coming, guys!!

It’s so adorable when babies are pleased with the attention because they cannot contain their delight. This is what an overdose of bliss looks like.

Over the years, I’ve learnt that the best way to spend our Decembers is to take a break from the usual routine and fuel up on special family moments. This means less stressing out about proper dinners or school stuff or bedtimes and having a spontaneous popcorn + PJ movie night or an extended edition game night or a can’t-sleep-let’s-go-for-desserts night. And I enjoy making these announcements because the kids are always like “WHAT?? For real??? Thanks mom this is the best day of my life!!” That’s a pretty low bar for #bestdayever if I’m being honest but hey, I’ll take it. :)

This year, I’m grateful for all the people I have in my life because they make it the best life a girl could ask for.

PS. Also, I love these guys more than anything and I can’t believe I get to keep them forever and ever.

PPS. Okay let’s get this party started! Merry Christmas from my family to yours!! 🎄


I hope it’s a good one


It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally christmas! I feel like I just got past a hump; a great big hump of a month and I can finally stop to catch my breath. It’s been the most insane month I’ve had in a long time, pulling all-nighters like I’m still 18. Except that when I get to bed at 5am, it’s when the baby wakes up for milk and my mom job starts.

But the wonderful thing about christmas is that no matter how crazy things are right before, I get to put everything down and bask in the joy of being with my family. I’ve needed this so much. Laid back movie night with my big kids, spending the first moments of this beautiful christmas day with the husband over some hot milo after all the kids are in bed, and snuggly milk time with my babycakes. It’s everything I need this christmas.

And hey, look who turned 5 months yesterday! I was chatting with the husband earlier while he was holding Theo and halfway through the conversation, my brain stopped paying attention to what he was saying because I suddenly noticed how ridiculously cute this baby was getting. Newborns are so precious but they are also kind of smooshy and weird looking but then they fatten up and one day they make the transition to becoming ridiculously cute.

As the husband’s voice trailed off because he saw that I was no longer listening, I started to squeal because sometimes you just have to squeal when words aren’t enough.

Ridiculously cute baby stage, I think I’m going to like you a lot.

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The husband immediately said “Siao liao, I recognise these symptoms of momnesia. You’re like a baby collector who’s trying to add more babies to your collection” and for the first time, I felt sad at the thought of never being able to experience this adorable baby stage again. I have been steadfast in my resolve to not have another baby so far but why do babies have to make it so hard with their cute little faces? It’s so urgh, I can’t even.

Let me go think about this and I’m sure I’ll get some clarity on the situation when I’m up at 3 to feed the baby later.

Here’s Merry Christmas from my family to yours, I hope you have a good one.

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Is it still christmas out?

Decembers are the best because it’s like one long extended christmas party. Everything is so nice and christmassy for an entire month!!?? We’ve got pretty lights in the house every night, and hey, I have to make the most of the one month in the year where it’s appropriate to play 15 different versions of Winter Wonderland in one night.

Speaking of, the kids have this dancing santa that sings an annoyingly cheery Jingle Bells in a deep man’s voice that just goes on and on throughout the entire year. I try to hide it somewhere dark and quiet but it always pops right back out. Sometime around May, santa starts to drive me completely nuts. There’s only so many times one person can listen to Jingle Bells in a year. But in December, party on, happy dancing santa!!


We had our christmas candlelight service in church last week, which among all my favourite christmas moments is my single most favouritest one. Us, with our four babies celebrating the reason for christmas together.

There was this one moment where Truett almost set baby Theo’s face on fire but phew, crisis averted!

We’re just one week away – have a beautiful christmas, you guys!

*Christmas Giveaway is still happening over at the Facebook page, don’t forget to go join. :)