Merry Christmas! And happy twenty-three months to Audrey, too.
We started the morning bright and early, as usual — but this time we got to begin the day with gifts! After rooting through our stockings, Audrey happily tore into the big present Santa left while she was sleeping…
her new toy kitchen! She immediately got to work putting the little egg-filled pan into the oven, saying “Oo, hot” over and over again.
Kenji made waffles while she played and then we eventually got through opening the other presents. A quick chat with Grandnan, Tickles, and Bicycle and then we were off to mass. Audrey was super squirmy in church but thankfully we were surrounded by lots of other little kiddos, so she was in good company.
Home for a nap afterwards (while Kenji and I cooked) and then we joined Kenji’s family at Nana’s house for more gift opening plus a delicious turkey-and-fixings dinner.
It was a full day but Audrey seemed to enjoy it all. Tomorrow morning the holiday continues with a roadtrip to Rhode Island! A big purple gift bag is loaded with toys and distractions, new apps are loaded on the iPad, and Uncle Alan, who’s coming along for the ride, promises to be entertaining.
Wish us luck!
Merry Christmas, everyone!
We’ve had a wonderful day and hope you have too.
Audrey seemed to enjoy opening presents, even if she didn’t quite understand what was going on. In particular, she was excited about Fuzzy Bear, whose snout fits perfectly in her mouth.
Although it’s made for a hectic time, it was nice to be here in our new house for the holiday. (We even have a mantle to hang stockings from!)
Audrey attracted lots of attention in church, ate a huge dinner of turkey, ham, and all the fixings, and played with her cousins and grandparents. (We’re off to see the others tomorrow!)
A very merry Christmas indeed.
Yesterday, Audrey had her first encounter with the jolly St. Nick. In true Audrey fashion, she spent the initial phase of the meeting studying him and trying to figure out what was going on. Unfortunately, the meeting came after a day of little sleep and in the end, Audrey decided that Santa Claus could not be trusted. At least this year.
Merry Christmas, Audrey!
(I’ll get these up on flickr once I renew our Pro account there)