We've been working on sleeping longer though the night here at the E household. To say it's been easy would be a huge fat stinky lie. The boys are waking up at night (each once) and we've been feeding them a bottle and they usually go back to sleep quickly. But it's getting to the point where they're big enough to where they don't need 9oz in the middle of the night. They CAN sleep through the night, I've seen it happen. They are just waking up to wake up now. So I've started giving less formula in an effort to slowly get out of this cycle. I need sleep. I SERIOUSLY need sleep. 9 months of waking up multiple times every night and I'm done.
Isaiah clearly ready for nap time.
My favorite Christmas ornament. One of Chikezie's best friends, Martin, gave this to us last year in our Christmas card. He is an awesome artist and I just love this. It's metal and shiny and the angel design is so cool. These little things are what make the holiday season. This is something we'll have on our tree for years to come.
Oh, and that frame? Goodwill. Like $2. It was some weird silvery/gold color but I spray painted it black and I think it turned out pretty well. I have a bunch of other cool frames that I'm going to paint black as well. Let's put that on the New Year's to-do list.
I've been working on lots of small gifts these past few days because it's been so rainy out. I can't make anything too big because it all has to fit in my suitcase for the trip home. I think these things are perfect though:
pretty flower brooch
Flower magnet set. Chikezie stole one for work but I'm making more :)
Oh and I've been starting to pack things and realized I might need a little more room than I thought. We're only checking one big suitcase. Chikezie will fit most of his stuff in a carry-on and I'm thinking about fitting some of the boys' clothes in a carry-on as well...isn't this suitcase the CUTEST?
Goodwill, $5. Great shape. It's pretty small, I'm thinking it will fit as a carry-on and I can use a backpack for a purse for little things we'll need in-flight. Chikezie gets mad at me for bringing home old suitcases I find thrifting but this is going to get some use :) This little suitcase makes me happy!