I can’t adequately explain how magical this season has been. While last year was our first Christmas with L, his joy was palpable this year which made it so much more fun (also, we were all sick last year).
He LOVED the snow and has told me “it’s snowing” every morning since. He talked about Santa nonstop, sang jingle bells constantly and was so excited to open presents.
He helped pick out our tree but didn’t want to do much else at the tree farm. I think next year he’ll have more fun and enjoy donuts and hot chocolate with us there.
We decorated a gingerbread house during the snow. Someone was a big fan of the icing and candy – not so much the construction part.
We visited the New Hope Railway and rode the train with Santa! It was a gorgeous day and our train-loving boy had the best time.
We were supposed to do the hayride at 1870 farm but it rained non-stop for 48 or so hours beforehand so it was too muddy for the tractor. They turned the event into story time with Santa and baby animals. It was a blast (despite all of someone’s grumpy face in the pictures).
We painted ornaments for gifts and discovered we have a little artist on our hands.
We celebrated Christmas with our families and someone racked up on “big trucks.”
We made cookies for Santa (and for us). We had a taste-tester who took a bite out of most of them. 🤦🏼♀️
He loved doing his advent calendar every night. He took some creative liberties with it, so baby Jesus didn’t make it in the manger and he declared on the last day that he thought it would be “another kitty!” in the last pocket.
We did our own Christmas on the 24th before Santa came that night. He loved opening presents and playing with his new truck, train and books! When he saw the lights on his Christmas tree before bed he said “ohhh my goodness!” and my heart melted right there.
Santa delivered on the “big trucks” that someone requested, along with some vehicle inspired books. Everyone was happy with their stockings, too — including the furry members of our family.
We ended Christmas with dinner with Nana and Granddad and a golf cart ride around the neighborhood to see lights.
Now, we are soaking up the last few days of the year (with no work!!) and enjoying all the family time. This season has been pure magic and makes my heart so happy. I am beyond grateful for our experiences and that we have gotten to celebrate these moments with the world’s sweetest boy.