Mindful Moment: Flora’s Tree

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Trimming the tree is always one of my favorite activities. Now with little Thibault here, I had to accept the fact that I couldn’t come and pick out our Christmas tree this year. A combination of scheduling around breastfeeding a newborn, a toddler’s nap schedule, and the fact that our car is so tiny that we can barely fit in it as a family of four. It made me realize it was probably best if Jaap and Flora picked out the tree without us. I have to hand it to my husband. They picked out a great tree.

Here is a shot of Flora completely enamoured with her tree. She spent the entire day hanging up ornaments and then moving them around the tree. I love this shot of her.

Feeling Festive

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Flora’s winter village

The spirit of Christmas is here. The greatest part of motherhood is sharing the Christmas traditions from my childhood with our children and creating new memories of our own. I realized this week that Flora has the spirit! She’s into it, just as much as I am. The amount of joy that something so simple as a candy cane brought her this week was incredible.

We made some simple winter villages while my in-laws were visiting. A simple DIY holiday decor idea that took less than 10 minutes.