a very merry christmas

Ellie at ChristmasI think I can safely say we had one of the best Christmases in recent memory. We spent five days with my family up north, which meant three extra sets of hands to wrangle the kiddo. Between her birthday and Christmas, I’m pretty sure she thought the entire week was about her–and let’s face it, in some sense it was. Christmas with young kids is like that.

My mom went all out with the decorations and Christmas cookies, Tim helped with the cooking, and all must have been good little boys and girls, because Santa delivered. I managed to catch a nasty stomach bug that temporarily threatened my enjoyment, but it was gone within 24 hours–I consider that a Christmas miracle in and of itself!

Ellie was pleased with her loot (and seeing it all in one place made me think we’ll make an effort to be less spendy next year–it’s far too easy to overindulge with her birthday and Christmas in the same week) and her new toys have kept her occupied all week, which tells me everyone made good choices.

Speaking of loot, Mama has a brand new iPad to play with, and Plants vs. Zombies may be taking up a bit too much of my time.

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