‘Twas the night after Christmas

Merry Christmas! The last couple of days were fabulous ones. Being around Cody made me feel like a kid again! Making cookies for Santa and tracking the big guy’s journey from the North Pole on the computer had my 3 year old filled with more excitement on Christmas Eve than I had ever seen from him. When the NORAD site showed that Santa was in the United States (Connecticut to be exact) Cody screamed with glee and exclaimed, “He’s almost here! He’s really coming!”. It. Was. Awesome. His happiness makes me love Christmas even more (and I didn’t think that was possible!). Next year, Eli is sure to join in the excitement which will make it doubly awesome. I’m already counting down the days.

ELI IS DEFINITELY ON THE NICE LIST
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THIS ONE TREADS LIGHTLY, BUT THIS YEAR HE MADE IT ON THE NICE LIST
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MAKING COOKIES ON CHRISTMAS EVE
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MILK AND COOKIES FOR SANTA AND AN APPLE FOR RUDOLPH (so he can “get energy”)
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TRACKING SANTA’S PROGRESS
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CHRISTMAS EVE TRADITION – Reading ‘The Night Before Christmas
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OUR NEIGHBORS SENT US THIS PICTURE. THEIR KIDS WERE EXCITED BECAUSE THEY COULD SEE WHERE SANTA LANDED ON OUR ROOF!
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THIS IS ELI’s SURPRISED FACE. I’M SURE HE’S WONDERING HOW SANTA FIT EVERYTHING DOWN THE CHIMNEY!
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PRESENT TIME
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MY FAVORITE GIFT WAS THIS NECKLACE THAT CODY PICKED OUT FOR ME. It could’ve been a singing fish for all I cared – I was just thrilled that he picked it out for me!
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THE AFTERMATH – Where’s Eli?
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My parents joined us for post Santa festivities. We had brunch and opened more presents! Neither kid took much of a nap (Eli did get 15 solid minutes in his Nana’s arms!) and were completely over stimulated by toys and sugar!
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No gift under the tree can ever compare to these two most wonderful gifts bestowed upon me. I know I say it a lot but I am so, so blessed.
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One comment on “‘Twas the night after Christmas

  1. I love the Santa tracking, traditions, and pictures! You guys all look awesome, and I am so happy to be able to be along for the ride!

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