We are spending our evenings all snuggled up enjoying our last few weeks at home together as a family of three. It is important to me to make sure Knox is feeling a lot of extra love and attention this holiday season before his baby brother arrives and he has to start sharing time with his Mommy and Daddy. To do this and to make this holiday season extra special, we have started a few new traditions, as well as, continuing with some favorites from last year.
So far, Knox has helped Mommy decorate the Christmas tree and hang the stockings by the fire. We had our first cool front (by Houston standards) last week so, of course, we had to make some GODIVA Hot Cocoa to kick off the season in true form. Isn’t it funny how hot cocoa marks the beginning of the holiday season? For me, it always evokes special memories associated with family, friends and the spirit giving. And I want to make sure Knox grows up with special memories like these of his own. So not only did we decorate the house for Christmas, we also decorated a ginger bread man to enjoy with our hot cocoa as we snuggled by the fire. (Of course, Knox’s favorite part was dipping the marshmallows in the hot cocoa.) This is one tradition I don’t think he will ever out grow.
In the true spirit of the season, GODIVA has partnered with Toys for Tots to warm people’s hearts and hands with their “Hot Chocolate for a Cause” program. For every cup of Hot Chocolate sold in store, GODIVA will donate $1 back to Toys for Tots. (Promotion runs 12/1-12/15; up to $50K)
***UPDATE: This post was written and scheduled before my water broke on Wednesday afternoon. Baby brother made a healthy arrival into this world at 5:30pm on December 9th. He weighed 6 lbs and 7 0z (and 19 inches) and is doing great! We are expecting to bring him home today. I am excited to share more with you next week! Thank you for all the sweet messages on Facebook & Instagram! We will be around this weekend on snapchat (houseofharper) so be sure to follow along as we bring Andrew Nolty home to his sweet big brother, Knox! xo ***
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