Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Week in Review - A Christmas Story

Christmas with a 3 and a half year old is simply the best! Seriously, the best! Everything is more magical, more exciting, more entertaining and well, just more everything. 

As you know, Scout has been here for a few weeks showing up in various places around the house but staying out of trouble. Every morning Busy would wake up and start her search of the little elf that had returned from the North Pole from reporting to Santa. Once she found him she would say "Hey Scout! Welcome back! I had a good nap." And every night before she went to bed she would say "Goodnight, Scout. Be careful on your trip to see Santa. I'll see you in the morning!"

Friday Busy and I went to a playgroup gingerbread house party - Beansie was at home with Daddy with a case of bronchitis :(

We had "fake Christmas" on Sunday night when Uncle Daniel and Aunt Karyn were in town.

Being silly with Uncle Immy
Busy sprinkled reindeer food on the lawn so they could find our house.

When I was a kid, my brother and I were allowed to open one gift each on Christmas Eve - Christmas pajamas. We would change into them and hop in the car for a pajama ride to find the houses with the best Christmas lights. Omar and I decided to continue that tradition once we had kids and since Busy was 6 months old (and now Beans), she has gotten Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve, put them on and hopped in the car for a pajama ride :)

This year their jammies matched which made for some super cute pictures!

Uncle Immy came over for the annual Christmas Eve
slumber party and brought more gifts!

Bentley guarding the tree (he had some wrapped cookies
that I think he could smell and didn't want to miss out)

Christmas morning was so much fun! The Beans thought the wrapping paper and boxes were far more fun than the actual gifts, but Busy was so excited that Scout had told Santa everything she wanted and loved all of her gifts under the tree. It was exciting!

Busy got a singing toothbrush in her stocking.....
so of course she has to dance while brushing!

Beans trying on his new still wrapped bike helmet.

And although it was freezing, we still managed to get outside for some fun on Christmas day.

Playing with her new Stomp Rocket!

 Nana and Baba came over Christmas morning for breakfast. Obviously Beansie had no fun ;)

The holiday season was definitely one for the memory book. And as Busy said as she was going to bed Christmas night, "It's okay that Christmas is over. We get to do it all again next year!"

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