Did you have a good Christmas? Ours was filled with fun family time, firsts for our girls (and us, too!), yummy food, and meaningful traditions and religious celebrations. Apart from some sickness that’s sweeping the household (yet again, argh!) and the fact that I always miss my family at this time of year, Christmas day couldn’t have been merrier.
Our time with B’s mom surpassed our expectations. The girls adjusted very quickly to having another person in our small space; they took to their Nana right away, and she enjoyed getting to know her long-awaited grandchildren (and got to see firsthand what total characters they are).
The girls were delighted when they came downstairs Christmas morning and saw presents under the tree, but they didn’t realize the gifts were meant to be opened, so they began stacking them like blocks and pushing them around the room. We used this to our advantage and enjoyed a leisurely brunch before gathering around the tree to finally tear up some wrapping paper. What started out as oohs and aahhs ended in chants for “more, more, more!” — thus proving that materialism corrupts the souls of even the cutest members of the human race.
We are loosely celebrating the twelve days of Christmas, spacing out the girls’ gifts. We got them just a few special things, but friends and family have been very generous, so we need to bring things out little by little so the girls can better appreciate everything.
In other happy news, they were excited to wear their Christmas dresses to church, along with the adorable hats one of their great-aunts sent. The adorability factor was out. of. control here.
We bid adieu to Nana yesterday morning and spent the day nursing our respective colds and respiratory infections. Here’s hoping we’ll all be back to full health to usher in the new year.
Instead of Friday links this week, I want to leave you with a few more images from the past few days. Have a slow last weekend of 2012, and see you back here on Monday!
Images: Zoe Saint-Paul