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Halloween through New Year’s Day is one of my favorite times of the year. My extended family is very close, and we are always trying to find reasons to gather together. The holidays give us the perfect time to be together because we are out of work and school. There are big family dinners and outings to experience all that there is to see and do during the holidays.
I asked the girls about some of the reasons they love being a kid during the holidays, and I really loved their answers. I thought for sure the first thing out of their mouths would be about getting presents but it wasn't. It's always nice when you find out that your kids just want to be home for the holidays, surrounded by their family.
Squishy’s favorite thing about the holiday is the big family breakfast that we have on Christmas morning. All the grandparents and my sister come down to watch the girls open their presents. While they are opening presents, my husband and I make a huge breakfast with mimosas and cinnamon rolls. The highlight to her is the cinnamon rolls because we only make them for special occasions.
JaMonkey’s favorite part is the gathering that we have together, which included our big breakfast. My mom comes down on Christmas Eve and spends the night with us, so last year we made her dress up in matching Jingle Jammies. Going to Christmas events like Stone Mountain Christmas is another highlight. She also loves that we get together with friends to make Christmas treats for our neighbors, teachers, and friends.
Each fall I try to take lots of new pictures with the girls in their cute outfits. They make great Christmas gifts to the grandparents. This year I tried to do some outfitting some cute ideas but JaMonkey has gone full tween on me has her own style. She helped me pick out her perfect outfit and even found some cute accessories for her sister. I just did some heavy fall cleaning and cleared out all the clothes that no longer fit them. Now I have a better idea of what they need for winter.
JaMonkey is really into graphic tees with snarky sayings on them. We browsed the Holiday collection at Gymboree, and she picked out a cute shirt that says Let it snow. We paired it with the cutest sweater skirt, and super soft fleece lined leggings. To finish her ensemble, she picked out some sparkly high top shoes and a cupcake purse.
Squish let me have fun and loved the Bear sweater dress I picked out for her. We paired it with some coral leggings, some fair isle boots, and the most adorable set of bear ear muffs I have ever seen. I may try to steal them and wear them myself. The ear muffs are white with polar bear ears on top of them.
Not only are their outfits adorable, but they are also warm and comfy for the cold weather that has started already. You can show the Holiday collection now at Gymboree.