Do you have a favorite tradition from those that have been shared so far or do you have a favorite tradition that hasn't been shared??? I think I am 100% stealing Crystal's tradition in today's post.... and while I am at it, I'll take those pajamas too... and switch out my tornado children for her adorable ones... I don't think she'll notice.
Here are Crystal and Melissa to share their creations and traditions...
Of course, my tradition included movies on VHS and betamax tapes but my kids will be getting DVDs and Netflix. And while we are changing things up, I think I may add new jammies to the tradition! How fun would it be to make my kids new PJs every year for their movie night? And how cute are these Lazy Day PJ's by Blank Slate Patterns.
I was thrilled to find a pattern that would work well for both my boy and my girl. I love the traditional look of these PJs and the piping adds the perfect pop of red! When you make these PJ's make sure to double check your length, these are super long in both the pants and the sleeves. The pattern includes the finished inseam length so check it against some pants that fit your little one, they are a real pain to shorten after the cuffs go on.
Now go make some PJs and start a movie night tradition in your house this year!
In our house, we seem to have lots of little traditions - ones that we've kept from our parents, grandparents & great grandparents, passed down through the generations. And ones we've created on our own to make memories within our immediate family. Some of our most special ones happen closer to Christmas & therefore couldn't be displayed in this post...The one that my kids love: we all pile in the mom-van & go look at Christmas lights around town, and then to a HUGE outdoor display a 20 min drive away. One that is special to me is making my grandmother's pfeffernusse recipe (her family was Danish - and if you haven't had it, results are about 50/50 on whether you'll love or hate it - my kids are NOT fans, but part of the process is rolling out dough, which is similar enough to playdough that they think it's fun) Again, not created for the shoot because if I'm the only one in the house that eats them, I do NOT need to polish off the entire batch - they'll be made right before Christmas Eve so we can share with extended family. Something that is MY "tradition" is "letting go" during the holiday season. Someone has to be an under-achiever. It's a work in progress. No perfectly wrapped presents under the tree, I'm the mom who is hurrying to wrap at midnight on Christmas Eve - and I'm ok with that. Sugar cookies get made, with help from the kids, so they're delicious, yet sloppy (let's face it, even without the kids helping, they'd still be sloppy!) And, I'd love to have the picture perfect, photo shoot ready tree where all the ornaments color coordinate. This is our tree....
It's about the making memories, not the perfection - which I try to carry over into everyday life, and sewing! This pattern is a quick sew some details that give a final look more involved than what it is - so it fits my life. Little brother will have his sometime by Christmas...or New Year's...or...any other "under achiever" moms or those whom life gets in the way know what I'm talking about! So whether your Christmas is picture perfect or more like this: