>> Tuesday, January 8, 2013
I thought for sure that last year's Christmas/surprise trip to Disney would be impossible to beat, but this was the most memorable Christmas yet!
Let me back up a bit to make note of the entire holiday season. Jackson is at the age now that truly makes Christmas (and everyday) magical. Even being 9 months pregnant during the month of December, I tried my best to give the season my all because of the joy it brought to Jackson. From nightly drives through the neighborhoods to look at the "pretty decorations" to singing jingle bells every night on our way home. These are the memories I will hold near and dear to my heart.
Santa, oh Santa, how memorizing you are in his eyes. Even the
tacky blow-up ones that cover the lawns of most neighborhoods. Now that the decorations are coming down, my sweet boy has decided that you all blew away up the chimney with Santa and Buddy (the elf) back to the North Pole.
Speaking of Buddy the elf, you made this Christmas for Jackson. The first night you joined our house, you made the mistake of resting on a shelf in Jackson's room. This caused serious problems when it was time for you to report back to Santa at the North Pole at 11PM and a certain little boy was still sitting wide-eyed in his bed, watching and waiting for you to fly away. Yes, Buddy, that was the last night you took up space in his room! Please be sure to warn the Tooth Fairy;)
Mr. and I were sure that Christmas Eve would be much like Buddy's first night at the house. But, much to our surprise, Jackson slept through the night...unlike his baby sister:) Christmas morning started out slow and sleepy and quickly turned into a fast and furious scramble. This may or may not have been my fault. Jackson woke up and didn't take much interest in the new presents under the tree. So my sweet husband turned on a show and snuggled with him on the couch and let me sleep. Yes, I made my son wait for Christmas morning so I could catch another hour of sleep. New mom fog!
After dinner we had a cake with candles and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus. It is after all what the holiday is all about!
My dad and Nancy spent the rest of the week at out house, which was so nice. We didn't do much at all during their stay, but the days went by so fast. We spent a lot of time lounging by the fire, playing with all of Jackson's new toys and getting to know our new baby girl.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!