happy new year! can you believe it’s 2014? i can’t, though when i think about how it will be 2025 when i officially have a teenager (my boy growing up and looking so old is what gets me thinking about this), 2014 doesn’t seem so crazy. i haven’t made any resolutions, but perhaps one should be to blog more, huh?
going back in time, all the way back to 2013, this year’s christmas was even better than last year, since henry was older. he still doesn’t understand the concept of christmas, and was hysterical crying for at least five minutes after seeing santa this year (quite different then last year; although can you blame him? this santa was horrible looks-wise.), but it was so much fun to buy for him and see him love the presents he got – he wanted to everything to be opened immediately to be played with, but yet moved on to the next present well (and wanted it to play with it immediately, and so on and so on). this year was a bit different than past years as celebrations were small and plenty (versus one small one on christmas eve then seeing tons of family on christmas), but it was also nice to be more relaxed (and convenient).
we were so glad to be able to celebrate with my sister and her boyfriend the weekend before christmas while they were in town for a family wedding (which was also tons of fun). a couple days later on christmas eve we went to a lovely mass at my parent’s church where henry was surprisingly well behaved (minus lots of talking), enjoyed a yummy dinner and the ‘kids’ (ahem my 26- and almost 18-year-old siblings) opened a present each – henry got new jammies to wear that night, which i think will be a new tradition. christmas day henry slept in until 9 am. i repeat, 9 am. of course i was excited and up for a while sitting in bed, drinking coffee, willing him to wake up. then he was in a bad mood and had to be happy-fied with some curious george before we went downstairs. and then i think we were so excited to show him his new kitchen that santa brought him (that the elves were up until almost midnight working on) that we scared him, but it didn’t take him long to start playing with it. by the time presents were done, and pancakes were eaten (that i had to go out in my pi’s and buy sugar for at a 7-11 because i didn’t have two tablespoons of sugar in the entire house!) it was 11:30! we decided to sneak in some sledding before my family came over, and followed it up with cooking, more presents, finally stockings (we ran out of time earlier, i couldn’t believe i!) and a delicious dinner if i do say so myself.
here’s the sh*t ton of pictures from our christmas activities and celebrations. god speed getting through them :)
hope yours was just as magical!