It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything. I discovered that making gifts for Christmas does not decrease the hectic-ness of Christmas preparations. The last two weeks or so before Christmas were very busy for me, as I was working in every spare moment (Elias’ naps and bedtime) on gifts for my family. I’m still glad I did it….but feel almost relieved that Christmas is over because I am finished!
We’ve had a lot of celebrations in the last few days, too! On the 22nd we celebrated my sister-in-law, and my Uncle’s birthdays. Elias got to play with a very distant cousin who is only two weeks older than him. It is always fun to see little boys interact. Then on the 23rd we went to dinner and church with Nathan’s mom. Elias actually did better in the nursery there than he does at our own church. He cried only some of the time…. I think he probably had some fun.
On the 24th we celebrated Christmas with my family. We went to Uncle Scott and Auntie Kristy’s house. We opened gifts, relaxed, had a good meal, and went to church with my family at St. Juan Diego. Elias was quite excited at first by all the gifts, but I think he had extreme gift opening burnout by the end. He was just too overstimulated by all the boxes and bows and wrapping paper…not to mention the toys and books and clothes he got.
We had Elias with us at St. Juan Diego during the service. It was nice to have a bunch of helping hands in the pew with us. The nice thing about service there is that there are tons of kids in the pews making noise. It is very kid friendly. Elias actually didn’t make much noise…but he did throw a stuffed inchworm toy across the aisle. That made quite a few people chuckle.
After the church service we went back to my parents’ house for dessert and stockings! It was a long but wonderful day. Here are some more pictures: