1.02.2013

Merry New Year

Christmas is so much more fun with a child.  Or baby.  Or toddler now I guess.  And while last year was great with him being 5 months old, this year was even better.

I am sure I will say the same thing next year.

All the planning and wrapping and shopping and cooking and decorating is worth it again to see him on Christmas loving every minute of the festivities.

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We were fortunate that we did not have to travel, but we hosted two large groups of family within a couple of days of each other.  And we still have one more Christmas this weekend to go with another set of grandparents.

He is one lucky dude.

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Notice how everyone else’s present pile pales in comparison. 

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We saw the train exhibit on Union Station which was a huge hit.

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And in typical 17 month old style resulted in a Category 4 temper tantrum when we left.  I look forward to being able to bribe him.  Because screams sound awesome in marble halls.

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The card table playhouse was a success in that he went in it a couple of times.

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As was the new kitchen from Santa.

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But the best part was spending time with family.

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And we even had some snow.

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Not on Christmas.  But close enough.

So all in all we had a very merry Christmas and enjoyed it thoroughly.  We are blessed. I hope you all had a great holiday season and a happy new year.  Bring on 2013!

6 comments:

  1. Oh, my! He is such a handsome little guy! Looks like a beautiful Christmas, and family time really is the best!!

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  2. I love the picture of Carter and Laura! Your Christmas looks much more stylish than mine. And I can't believe I forgot to ask about the playhouse and the kitchen. Has he been sorting food?

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  3. He is so handsome! I love how the kids get so many gifts...I'm like, man! I wish I were a kid again. ha

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  4. He is so stinking cute. And he just keeps getting cuter. Looks like an amaing holiday with lots of special gifts. I love that kitchen - is it homemade? And you already know how I feel about the card table playhouse! Fab u lous.

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  5. I love seeing this pictures, Jenny! Carter is adorable and you look great, too! Happy New Year!

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