True life: I’ve never been to Disney. Despite the numerous adventures we’ve been on (summer-long trips and National Park hopping on the regular), our kids remind me somewhat regularly that we’ve never taken them to meet Mickey Mouse, and the FOMO heightened for them this past fall after their cousins returned from a family trip to Florida. So you can imagine their excitement when I presented them with the opportunity to see their favorite characters in real life close to home at Disney On Ice!
For the first time ever, I am a proud owner of a real Christmas tree. The gifts are almost wrapped. The elves are up their usual antics….and if I am being honest…..even better, more elaborate antics, since the 12 year-old is now in on the “gig.” If someone looked in on our life via our Christmas greetings or even through the window of our home, it looks, sounds and smells like Christmas per usual.
‘Tis the season to indulge in all the sweet treats and classic Christmas dishes! So far this month, we’ve made cinnamon rolls, sugar cookies, Chex mix, chocolate chip cookies, and Rice Krispy treats. Just thinking about it all gives me a bit of a stomach ache (and makes me realize I desperately need to hit the gym after Christmas!).
One thing we love doing here at Buffalo Moms is providing our readers with practical, mom-approved places to take their kids. We were recently approached by Goldfish Swim School to share about their new facilities in Williamsville, and we just couldn’t wait until their grand opening to spread the word about this place!
A while back, we received a message on Instagram from a woman who had recently opened her own spa in Orchard Park. Jeanine invited a few of our Buffalo Moms contributors to stop in for a free facial, and who are we to say no to a good hour of pampering?! We quickly made our appointments and counted down the days until we could venture to one of our favorite Southtowns to check out Ritual Skincare Spa for ourselves.