Friday, December 23, 2016

The Best Parts

Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a great week.  We've been busy wrapping up some fun Christmas plans before heading to see family.  We packed in tons of fun and enjoyed ourselves.  We shopped, wrapped gifts, saw friends, ate some festive meals and then I asked Kevin to give me a haircut.  He used to cut my hair when we were poor college kids so I felt pretty confident in his skills.  He trimmed the ends and the next day a friend complimented me on my hair.  I'd call that a win :)

Now on to the BEST PARTS of our week:

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Christmas Brownie Sundaes
We had some friends over for dinner this week and our sundaes turned out so yummy.  They were easy to put together - box of brownies, vanilla bean ice cream and our favorite toppings.  I wish we had some leftover brownies.

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Duplo Christmas Party
We went to our Duplo party this week and Olive had so much fun.  She made a tree and candy cane out of Duplos and then made some spin art ornaments for our tree.

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Cranberry Upside Down Cake
 I complimented someone on their delicious dessert at Kevin's Christmas party.  I'd never had a cake like it and a few days later she made us one for a Christmas gift.  It was such a fun surprise and a good reminder that home cooking is always appreciated.

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Mama and Me
We finished up our Christmas shopping this week!  In years past we had all of our Christmas shopping done in early December, but this year it seemed to take a little longer.  I did lots of shopping on-line and then had help from this cutie around town.  Now we need to get busy and start wrapping presents. I also love her floral winter coat and will be so sad when she finally outgrows it. 

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Christmas with Kids
We've been enjoying reading our Christmas books and doing all things Christmas this month.  I've always loved the holidays, but they really are just more fun with kids.  They're also more exhaustign because no one at my house seems to be sleeping all that well thanks to teething, growth spurts and the excitement that Santa brings.  I'm calling Little Blue Truck's Christmas our favorite Christmas book of the year.  We read it all the time and the illustrations are DARLING.  I even found 8 month old Fletcher flipping through the book on his own.

We had to run some errands downtown and loved seeing the windows all decked out for Christmas.

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Favorite Kid Moments
Olive spends her days trying hard to snuggle her very busy baby brother.  He doesn't hate it.

My hunky lunch date.
Olive told me the other day that it looked like Fletcher was getting some new hair for Christmas.  haha  He is sprouting a nice crop of super blonde hair.

I planned a fun play date with friends and the kids had a blast bouncing all morning.  This enormous pirate ship was Olive's favorite.  She doesn't need any help on the inflatables so it's fun for her to just bounce with her friends.

 Polka-Dotty Place Week in Review:
Wednesday: Santa Brunch

What was your FAVORITE part of the week??

I hope you have a really great weekend

I'm taking next week off from the blog and enjoying a LONG Christmas break with my family.  I hope you have a wonderful week and will look forward to seeing you back here on Monday, January 2nd.  You can keep up with me on instagram @ polkadottyplace between now and then!!


  1. SO much fun Whitney!!! Those brownie sundaes looks AMAZING and I was thinking the same thing about Olive's fabulous floral coat. It's SO pretty and SO "her." :) I hope you have the Merriest Christmas friend!!!

  2. What a great week!! Those brownies look so delicious and I want to eat them. The Duplo party looks like a lot of fun. Merry Christmas sweet lady!!

  3. Such a great week! Have a Merry Christmas!

  4. Those brownies look AMAZING! I'm inspired and now craving chocolate! I love the Duplo Christmas tree. This is a really fun blog! Have a very Merry Christmas!
    Happy Friday!

  5. I hope you got the recipe for that upside down cake too! Have a VERY Merry Christmas friend!!!

  6. Merry Christmas, my friend! Those brownies look amazing - box brownies are probably Paul's favorite dessert. I made some last week and they didn't last long! :) Have a wonderful time with your family this weekend! <3

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

  7. Oh wow, those brownies, THAT CAKE!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!



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