We had a wonderful Christmas week with no major sicknesses, lots of family time and lots of food! We hosted most festivities at our house this year, but my wonderful husband and family did so much of the work and took sympathy on my pregnant state, which I was so very thankful for. Unfourtunately, I realized that as Christmas gets busier with little people running around and hosting at our house my remembrance of taking pictures has significantly decreased. So, I need to work on that, but I did manage some.
On Christmas eve we were with Adam's family and had a nice dinner and then went to church at the downtown church. Going to church on Christmas Eve was the one thing that was really important to me. I knew it would be chaotic (mostly due to a crazy 2-year old little boy) but I really want this to be a family tradition for us, so I wanted to make it work. Adam was my hero and chased Haddon around during the whole service and I got to sit with this cute girl. This was her first time holding the candle and she did a great job, until she thought it would be fun to turn around and try blowing out other people's candles. Ha.
I tried taking a picture of both children on Christmas Eve by the Christmas tree, but this is the best I could get due to the fact that Haddon doesn't stay still.
Amaia had a very "Frozen" Christmas this year, as I am sure many other little girls did :) She is always so enamored by high heel shoes and wears mine just about every opportunity she gets, so I got her some of her own.
She was also gifted this ice castle. I did not even know she had such an attention span, but this is quite literally all she has done for the past 2 or 3 days.
I didn't get any good pictures, but Haddon had a very truck Christmas! He was gifted a fancy blue truck and can't put it down either. He now walks around holding his doggy and truck basically everywhere he goes. We are going to have to get him a man bag soon, because he just doesn't have enough hands for all his treasures that he insists upon carrying around with him! I love how much of a boy he is becoming. My boys are so handsome.
My sister and her husband flew out to visit us this year and my children very much enjoyed seeing them and playing with them while they were here. Here are Amaia and Aunt Jessica at the Americana.
We had a great week of seeing family and celebrating this past week and now I am so ready to meet this baby!! I'm still wishing for a New Year's eve baby, but trying to enjoy the last days or weeks as a family of 4.