It is so hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone. Each year I say the exact same thing – the holiday really goes by so quickly!
We had a very nice Christmas this year. The only real downsides were that there was very little snow (I need it for that Christmas spirit kick), I came down with a cold about 2 hours after I was done work on Thursday, and the fact that Alex decided 2 days before Christmas that he would no longer like to sleep in his bed (post coming…).
On Christmas Eve our plan was to go to the children’s church service and then Matt’s parents for their family Christmas. Unfortunately about 2 mintues into our car ride, Alex fell asleep and as you know, waking a 3 year old can be dangerous. So sadly we had to skip church.
We had a wonderful meal with Matt’s family and everyone received lovely gifts. One exciting thing happened while we were there… Santa made a surprise visit! Santa comes pretty much annually and for the longest time no one could figure out who he was – but we now know
We headed home later than I would have liked so we ended up missing putting out cookies and milk for Santa. After Alex finally fell asleep (10:30ish – told ya he isn’t enjoying bed time), we got Christmas ready. Santa was bringing Alex a full sized hockey net so that had to be put together (note to self: do not set up hockey net in basement… not easy to get up through a stairway…), stockings were hung, and egg nog was enjoyed. Sparky also climbed into Alex’s stocking so he could return to the North Pole when Santa arrived. Once everything was set, the elves went to bed for a long winters nap.
Alex luckily slept in until 7:30, letting us sleep in too Alex was so excited to see the tree when he came down the stairs! He was quite excited about the hockey net and his “motor boat ride” toy. We did have one breakdown…
And unfortunately Alex won’t look at one of his new books – The Giving Tree. He saw the back of the book when he first unwrapped it which has the author’s picture on it… seriously – could they not have chosen a more child friendly profile picture? (Crazily – just found a blog post about the same thing – I guess it is something that was written about in Diary of a Wimpy Kid). One of Alex’s favourite presents was his Superman shirt with cape – can hardly get the thing off him!
I was lucky enough to receive a new 50mm lens for my camera! So I had fun trying to figure it out – got a few good pics…. but still need a lot of practice!
That afternoon we hosted dinner for my mom, my brother, his girlfriend and his kids. That was a nice time too – Alex and Jason’s kids don’t get to play together all that often since they live out-of-town with their mom most of the time.
On Boxing Day we headed out to my Grandma’s for yet another Christmas feast – so more family, more food, and lots and lots of little boys. Seriously – there are 4 granddaughters, 2 great grand daughters, but 8 grandsons and 12 great grandsons (I think I have that number right!). So lots of little boys running everywhere. Christmas at Grandma’s is always Boxing Day so we never get out to do the big Boxing Day sales… but thanks to the Interent… we were able to order some new speakers, a new satellite receiver, some blu-rays, and even a fabulous SLR camera purse!
So there you have it – our little Christmas holiday! I hope everyone had a great holiday too!