Marvelous Monday!

Happy Monday! I wouldn’t normally be in such a great mood on a Monday, but we have a lot to celebrate today. I hope your Monday was as marvelous as mine. Here’s why I’m so happy!

  1. Ella laughed for the first time! I mean a real, deep, belly laugh and it was the cutest thing ever. I actually looked at James because I thought it was him. They sound so alike! She laughed because he was playing with a horse and said, “Neigh!” Go figure! I tried to make her repeat that contagious laugh for the rest of the day, but I had no luck. I did get lots of smiles though 🙂

2. Chris got a job offer from another company and it is a big pay increase and a few other great benefits! I’m so proud of my husband for always striving to do more and to succeed at his career. He even got a part time job for a while so I could stay home. We are by no means comfortable financially, but we are getting there, and I am so lucky to be able to be with my babies every day. When you think about the cost of daycare, it doesn’t make much sense for me to go back to work right now. If one of our mamas would retire though, I would definitely think about going back. It’s a tough decision I struggle with all the time. For now though, we will relax and celebrate new opportunities!

3. Chris took the week off, because he had extra time, and I am so excited to spend the week together as a family! He is such an amazing dad, and is totally hands-on. I’m really looking forward to some fun day trips (maybe to the museum etc.) and just getting ready for a busy weekend for Christmas.

4. James seems to be sleeping a little better, and although it’s only a half hour to an hour more in the morning and at naptime, the extra sleep is making him such a happier kid! He’s back to his old self, and although I know we will go through many more ups and downs in the area of sleep, I am going to enjoy my happy, well rested guy as long as I can.

We had a nice, relaxing day today which included running a few errands. I still have to get some Christmas shopping done before this weekend, but I kind of love waiting until the week before so I am really in the spirit! Here’s a photo of these two cuties, just because. Have a great week!

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