Okay, snapshots of life lately are going to look a little different than the last snapshots post! We have a new family member and I haven’t left the house much so there’s a lot of cuddling going on around here 😬
A prime example of mornings over here! Coffee and snuggles in bed have been the best. I think this needs to extend beyond the newborn phase because it’s so cozy.
I have two kids. Is this even real? I am tearing up as I type this (#postpartumhormones). I can’t believe God blessed Jimmy and I with two souls to raise in Him, care for, enjoy, and love.
We got our first little snow! Sadie was very excited and Jimmy started checking the radar for any upcoming snow storms and she was intensely curious about what a snow storm is, where it comes from, and how it’s made.
Mom and dad have some snow storm research to do before we get back to her, haha. I dropped meteorology in college and now I’m regretting it 😂
This is what blogging looks like nowadays for me! Thank you to everyone who has been commenting (and texting, emailing, etc.). I read every single comment and absolutely love getting them. I promise to reply! It may take me until July, but I will 😊
These two! I have a feeling they’re going to be best buds and partners in crime before I know it.
See what I mean about morning snuggles in bed? It needs to be a daily thing!
Sadie’s nightly story time has been taken to a new level. She has a buddy to lay next to her while she listens to mom or dad read. This book has been a huge hit because it involves the use of a flashlight!
My favorite people. My mom got Mordecai the little outfit he’s wearing. It says “new to the Zottola crew” and it’s too cute! Maybe it should have said “new to the Zottola Zoo” because it’s definitely a zoo around here!
Just some father and son bonding 🖤
I went to pick up groceries and coffee while Jimmy and Sadie set up the Christmas tree. They reported that the box was half the fun!
Sadie enjoyed hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree! She and Jimmy are both particular about ornament arrangement, so they were very *into* this activity. It reminded me of how they are both particular about gingerbread house decorating, too!
Precious little guy. Can’t believe he’s here! And real. And so sweet!
Our living room all decorated! Plus Niva wondering what Jimmy was taking a picture of. Aaaand me, Sadie, and Mordecai sharing the couch while we filmed this vlog.
These two are the definition of lounging.
His little sleep smile has me excited for the real deal smiles he will give us in the future 😍
My heart pretty much exploded when Sadie randomly grabbed a book to read to her little brother! She chose this one about Jonah and the big fish. I thought it would have been apt if she picked this one since his name is all throughout. Next time 😉
Last but not least, Sadie and I have been playing with her nativity set! I bought it in the summer and tucked it away with the Christmas decor. So glad I did that because it was like a brand new toy for her and has been a lot of fun for Sader Tot to act out the story of Jesus’ birth as I read it. It’s such a special time of year ❤️
Well, that brings us to today… Monday. It’s my first day alone with both kids because Jimmy is officially back to work. He is sorely missed around here!
It’s afternoon as I finish typing up this post and things are going well so far. Mordecai has his circumcision tonight, and I’m not looking forward to that. It’s kind of a crazy story about the circumcision situation (supply chain issues! birth centers don’t do them! Insurance struggles! etc.!), so I’ll have to share that wild tale next time.
Hope your week is off to a great start!
So sweet, love the festive photos aswell 🙂
Thank you so much!
Very welcome 🙂
Congratulations on the birth of Mordecai! 🙏
I do enjoy reading your vlog and seeing pictures of your precious family!
Enjoy each day with your sweet babies!
Hi Karen! Thank you so much! I am honored you read my blog. Thanks for the congrats on Mordecai, too 🙂
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thank you, Pree!
Aww so many sweet photos in this post ❤ It looks like late autumn / winter is the ideal time to have a newborn because it's the time of year to hibernate and 'draw in' with the shorter days, perfect for snuggles on the sofa.
I didn't realise that non-Jewish or non-Muslim families did circumcision. In the UK, it's usually carried out for religious reasons unless there's a specific medical need.
Yes I was also surprised to read it, I never knew that circumcision was typical for Christians.
Love the first photo with the trio including Malcolm. What adorable photos throughout! Sadie and Mordecai are surely going to be best pals, how adorable are they laying together!? I don’t want kids, but when I see photos like those my ovaries shake a little. LOL