This years Christmas was much needed. We all needed to feel a little more festive and defiantly a good dollop of merry. So we packed the week full of fun and are now in a post Christmas/pre New Years hangover. We are embracing the exploded house and snuggles. We are giving in to cookies for breakfast and staying up a little late. We all have a week off to enjoy family time and tackle the big tasks so for now, we are staying in the post holiday snuggle zone.
This year's Christmas was extra magical since it was the first with our completed little family. And I loved seeing the holiday through the eyes of each of our girls. Aidan is really into Santa, giving and the whole spirit of the holiday. She is old enough to start understanding what is really happening and why it is so important, but still young enough to relish all the magic that this time of year holds. She stayed up late to see every single light on each Christmas gingerbread house we drove by. She carefully selected thoughtful gifts for each of her sisters and loved helping shop for everyone else.
Jozy is just emerging into full on Santa magic zone. She embraced each adventure, magical moment, and gift with crazy amounts of enthusiasm. There was a ton of "OH I ALWAYS WANTED THIS!" being shouted with glee as she unwrapped every present. She drove into Christmas head first and didn't come up for air in true elf fashion. Then we have little Button. This was her first Christmas and she loved everything about it. She even grudgingly decided to love Santa for her first visit to see him. She would take all the ornaments she could reach off the tree, jiggle each bell for hours and lay under the twinkly lights in pure holiday bliss. Our girl was all Christmas all the time. She saw the wonder in everything and loved each second. I am a little sad to take the tree down and say goodbye to her love of it.