Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What a Holly Jolly Christmas!

Our Christmas was just wonderful.  With a dash of magic, a large heap of family and friends and just a pinch of was a very merry Christmas!  As all of you know, my present came early this year, October 22nd to be exact.  I loved having my new baby girl by my side this holiday, even if we did miss a lot of the action because of nursing :)  Not only was it our first Christmas as a family of four but it was our first time having Christmas morning at was such a special time.

Z has enjoyed the holidays so much this year.  If you ask him what season it is he will respond with, "The Holiday Season." The child has been walking around since the middle of November singing Christmas carols, quoting holiday movies (Rudolph is his favorite) and pointing out great holiday decorations (he is his momma's child).  He helped write his first letter to Santa this year, spoke to the big guy on the Polar Express and did such a good job picking out toys for Toys for Tots. 

Christmas morning was such a treat for S and I.  Z had to be woken up (I am sure that is the last year that will happen) and was timid coming down the stairs.  His face lit up as he saw the stockings filled above the fireplace and then his eyes quickly darted to the tree.  There he saw many of the things on his list (thankfully his list was short) and walked over to check them out (Santa does not wrap in our house).  He then checked out C's things and started talking a mile a minute about all of the things that Santa had left behind.  He kept telling us that the elves made all of the was precious.

After three days of travel.....a night at my mom's, a night at home and then a night at S's parents house.....we were exhausted.  This week has been all about getting back on a schedule, eating normal foods and bringing Z down from his holiday high and preparing him for what is to happen next, the taking down of the decorations.  To prevent him from slipping into a deep dark depression, I have been doing it very slowly :)  By New Years Day I hope to be finished. 

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

G and Z searching for the Christmas pickle at my mom's

The dog in the middle of the Christmas Eve Morning Chaos at my mom's :)

All partied out on Christmas Eve :)


Poolside with the Girls said...

Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas. I love the pictures of Z finding his presents.

Someone is going to have to break it to me gently too when they take the decorations down here. Last year I had a garland on the mantle at Easter. Some of us like the CLING to the holidays...I'm with Z on that one!

Glad it was a good one and your sleeping baby is gorgeous!

Nicolasa said...

What a great post! I love how into the holiday season Z is. It is such a special age and a special time!

C is so beautiful!

I am dreading the taking down of decorations... I hope to have it done on NYD as well!

glitterbygrammie said...

Kids make Christmas magical. God made the kids. So it is great period.

Annie said...

Looks like a wonderful day. So glad you had a great time.

Have a Happy New Year.

Connie Weiss said...

What a great Christmas!

We're slowly taking the decor down too.

And Little C! Beautiful!

A Buns Life said...

She is just precious! :)

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