Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas festivities this year were plentiful, busy, and fun.

Jack is currently on a nap strike in addition to not sleeping well at night, probably from all the chaos surrounding the holiday.  Hopefully we can get back on track soon.  We had 5 Christmas celebrations in 4 days, 6 if you count our own celebration on Christmas morning and today all I want to do is stay in my PJs all day and recover!

This year was a lot of fun because it was the first year that Jack was more aware of what was going on and really participated in present opening and talked about Santa and even tried his hand at singing some Christmas carols!  Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, and Ruldolph the Red-nosed Reindeer are his songs of choice.

Jack is also still on a photo strike, which means every time I tried to get a picture of him if he was aware of it he would just yell NOOOOOO! and sometimes put his hand in front of his face as well.  Not cooperative!  I did get some photographic evidence of our celebrations though.

Saturday night was our first Christmas celebration at Mark's mom's house.

Sunday night we were at Mark's dad and step-mom's house.

Monday evening we were at a Christmas Eve celebration with my family.  I didn't get any pictures of this.

And Tuesday morning was Christmas at our house:

Jack headed straight to the train table.

On Christmas Eve, while getting ready for bed, Jack said that he wanted Santa to bring him a truck and a car (big surprise!) and Santa did!

It pretty much took all morning for Jack to open his gifts, including a break to eat some homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast.  He likes to open one thing at a time, play with it, then open another.  He doesn't understand marathon present opening.  I can see where he's coming from.

Later in the afternoon we headed to my parents' house to exchange gifts.  I didn't get pictures of this.

And then we headed across the street to my grandparents' house for more Christmas celebrating with extended family.

And then we all headed home, exhausted, and ready for a day of relaxation.  It's been freezing rain/sleeting/snowing all day so it's a good day to stay in PJs, play with new Christmas toys, and spend some time recuperating from all the holiday fun!

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