Being Brickner : Our Christmas Week

Friday, December 23, 2016

Our Christmas Week

Merry Christmas Eve, Eve, friends!!!!!  We are full of mixed emotions over here, soooooo freaking excited for the next couple of days, and just a little bit sad that the holiday season is so close to being over.  Waverly keeps asking what the next holiday is after this one, and I think I am going to have to take the pink glitter tinsel tree off the dresser in her room when she is either sleeping or not home to prevent a meltdown.  Sweet girl gets it from her mama.

 This week has been busy, scrolling through social media has me convinced that we are the only school system in the country who goes to school until the day before Christmas Eve, and fitting in everything while still getting me to work & Waverly to school has been a little crazy.  I had my class party with my preschoolers on Tuesday, and then we did Waverly's the following day, which was so precious!!  As bittersweet as it is to watch her grow, I absolutely love seeing her in her element, giggling and holding hands with her best little girlfriends in her class.  She had about a million Christmas crafts in her book bag to bring home, the sweetest plate with her handprints on it, and a letter to Santa where she asked for a "turtle, a kite, and roller skates".  None of which she has ever, ever mentioned before. ;)  Waverly also had her dance class holiday performance (which I loved watching, while simultaneously attempting to keep Avalon from storming the stage with her).

Big news, Avalon learned how to say Santa!!!!  Favorite parts of Christmas for her so far include any activity that involves sugar or sweets and looking at any lights (she says "liiiiiiiights"), she could care less about unwrapping presents and would rather her big sister do that work for her.  She has been rocking this red hat with poms for most of the month and I never want to forget how sweet her little face looks in it, with her bright blue eyes and chunky cheeks.


We took the girls to Christmastown, probably our favorite tradition of the holiday season each year!  Both girls loved it for different reasons, Waverly got to ride a roller coaster for the first time (one for kids) and was OBSESSED.  She was jumping up & down saying "this is the best day ever", and definitely would have gone on one of the bigger ones too if she was tall enough.  Avalon loved the Elmo part of the park, Sesame Street is her favorite thing right now, so seeing all of thecharacters life-sized completely blew her mind.  It was just the best day, chaotic, cold, and crowded, but absolutely wonderful! :)


I want to wish you all the most happy, warm, joyous holiday!!!!!  Thank you for the support of our family and this blog each year!  XO

2 comments:

  1. So so cute! Ack, I can't imagine how broke I'd be if I had two girls to match! eee :)

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  2. All of these pictures are adorable, but that last one!! I melt. They are so sweet.

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