I LOVE CHRISTMAS. The effects on my baby’s sleep schedule, not so much. Right now Mitchell and I are in disagreement as to the length, time, location, and even existence of his naps. But I’m sure by next year I’ll forget all about the grinchy feelings I have about my child skipping so many naps in a row and only be left with the STILL FULL house of toys. Because Santa seems to have dumped his ENTIRE WORKSHOP on us. Seriously, it’s difficult to move from point A to point B in our house right now. It’s not just Mitchell’s stuff, either. We’re all spoiled. As a family. Seriously. It’s kind of awesome. And mildly ridiculous. The reason it’s taken so long to update the blog is because there was literally no room on the table for my laptop.
Ok. Christmas updates. (Christmas #1 wasn’t really a Christmas celebration, just us all exhibiting an extreme lack of will power and giving each other gifts early. See previous post.)
Christmas #2 was the Sunday before Christmas at my Granny’s house. I couldn’t get many pictures because it turns out we’re starting to outgrow her house and I couldn’t get a good angle for everything. Mitchell got a bubble mower, which he loves, some shoes, some talking figures, a Lego train thing, some stuffed animals, and I’m sure several other things that I’m forgetting right now. But for some reason, he was mainly interested in my new Ernest Hemingway book. I think it’s a bit heavy for you just yet, baby.
Justin and I also got spoiled. Justin got a nice new tool set, and I got several new books (including The Abhorsen Trilogy, which is currently sapping my will to be productive) and some fabulous new boots.
Christmas #3 was at Justin’s parents house with that side of the family. Mitchell got the kitchen set he’s been scoping out at the Toy Store for the last six months, along with a huge stuffed horse and several other odds and ends.
Christmas #4 was Christmas Eve night with just Justin, Mitchell, my dad, and me. Mitchell got spoiled. A lot. He got a great little shopping cart and GIANT ball from Grandpa, I gave him the tent I’ve been slaving away on, Justin gave him a book about Norse mythology, and so many other random odds and ends I can’t list them all. Justin got an awesome t-shirt from Mitchell and tons of movies, I got a card game, a Kindle, and lots of other odds and ends.
I look totally excited about Mitchell’s new ball in this picture.
And then I realized how big 32″ is.
I also have no idea why I have this expression in this picture, but given the scent coming from Laika since Christmas, I’m guessing she farted.
Justin got a cowbell! Because we all need more cowbell!
Christmas #5 was Christmas Day at my grandma’s house. Mitchell got a nifty eating set (the fork is now his favorite), blocks, a farm set, and some stuffed animals.
Aunt Brooke and I got each other the EXACT SAME BOOK.
Finally, Christmas #6 was at my step-dad’s house the Saturday after Christmas. Mitchell got a tricycle, a ball, and a very loud book.
But his favorite was the piano.
Obviously I missed lots of gifts, but I’m in a hurry to finish this before Mitchell wakes up from his nap. So don’t be offended if I missed your gift, it doesn’t mean he isn’t loving it!