In our 10 years of raising a family we’ve never had to deal with illness over Christmas. I’ve spent my share of New Year’s Eve, and Valentines Days nursing sick kiddos… but never Christmas. This year changed all that; we pretty much spent all of Christmas break taking turns being sick. I was the last and the hardest to fall. Truthfully I’m still not fully recovered but I’m slowly (much too slowly) starting to feel more like myself.
Decorating the GIANT Christmas tree Justin and the boys brought home. They love getting out the ornament box every year. They each have favorites that they look forward to putting on the tree; which can be the source of a few squabbles.
Even G enjoyed skating. He’s my guy who’s usually apprehensive to try something new. I was pleasantly surprised when he lace up and headed out onto the ice without any coaxing on my part, I was so proud of him!
Christmas morning was a little unusual. Justin had been up early with J who had thrown up during the night. J managed to open his gifts but climbed into bed as soon as all the presents were opened and slept most of the day.
This guy also celebrated his 9th Birthday! He was such a good sport. We had planned a fun birthday outing to The Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, but we ended up having to delay it because I came down with the flu. Poor guy! He enjoyed his presents, pizza and chocolate cake nonetheless. And suddenly, just like that, it’s a new year!
I’ve got some fun Christmas projects that I’m excited to show you all, hopefully soon!
Hope your Christmas was wonderful and much less germ-riddled than ours