Just like every other year, I can’t believe that Christmas has come & gone so quickly. While part of me is looking forward to things slowing down for a little while, most of me is as sad as Waverly, who walked down the stairs yesterday to find no tree & said, “where is Christmas?” in the saddest voice. Sweet girl, she loves holidays as much as her mama. 🙂
Christmas Eve is always busy for us, we went to my grandparents early for dinner, to my in-laws afterwards for an open house, & then back to my house with my family to open presents from each other. It’s crazy, but so much fun, Waverly loves seeing everyone & this year, LOVED opening her presents more than ever before. She would squeal with every gift she opened (no matter what it was, sometimes even before she saw it), I wish I could just bottle that up & save it forever.
We had been reminding Waverly all day (& for weeks) that Santa was coming, which I think just ultimately scared the hell out of her. It’s no secret that she isn’t his biggest fan yet, so as we walked down the stairs Christmas morning she held on to me so tight I was convinced she thought he was sitting in our living room waiting for her. Yet as soon as she saw what he brought her, she was super excited. She adores everything we got her, especially her tee-pee just like I thought she would. Yet no doubt, the biggest hit was definitely the chapstick (from the dollar bin) we put in her stocking, it hasn’t left her sight in a week. Figures. 😉
We rounded out our holiday by hosting Christmas dinner at our house, which is my absolute favorite. Both sides of our family are so big that we rarely can be with everyone at the same time, but this is the second year in a row that we have been able to host everyone. Other than the fact that we were passing around sicknesses, it was perfect. The food was delicious, the weather was randomly warm, & most importantly, Waverly had so many of her favorite people there. It really was such a special day, so magical & so memorable, we truly are beyond fortunate.
I hope you all had the most amazing Christmas of your own, & of course, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Cheers, drink one (or a couple) for me. 😉