Christmas Eve

Our biggest Christmas present this year was everyone being healthy for Christmas. After being sick for over 2 weeks it was great to have everyone back to their old selves! We started off the day with a trip to Target to give Connor a chance to pick out a Christmas present for Kylene. It was actually kind of fun to be part of the holiday excitement at the store. We then went across the street to McDonald's and had lunch while Connor gleefully (seriously, he was filled with glee) played at the play place. After Connor's nap, he got to open up one present which were his new Christmas pajamas. He was less than thrilled that the box wasn't filled with cars and trucks, but he was happy to have them once bedtime rolled around.
I have to say that I'm pretty proud of myself for pulling it together and making cookies to decorate amidst a newborn and sickness. Don't worry, I've already given myself a round of applause. The cookies are seriously delicious too--thanks Christine for sharing your recipe!

Kylene got to hang out with Mom and Dad for a little bit all by herself before it was time for her Christmas slumber.
It was fun to see the presents under the tree. I felt like a full-fledged mom this year pulling out presents that I had stashed all over the apartment and doing various other Christmas duties. It really made me appreciate all the years I got to go to bed early and wake up to a magical Christmas.


Tiff said...

So wonderful! I love your pictures and I love how beautiful everything is. Merry Christmas!

Kate said...

Glad you had such a wonderful Christmas!

Ash & Jon said...

I'm sooo glad everyone was feeling better. You're tree is DARLING!

Geoff and Janene said...

I'm impressed you have so many new posts with a newborn and sickness and everything. I'm a total slacker. It looks like it was so much fun!

Lucky To Be The Mom said...

how are you? I miss you so much! where do you live now?

If you want to chat my email address is clogfish@gmail.com

love you!!! Abbie