Naveen had his first Noel this year. He spent a lot of time being adored by various relatives, some of the time on the floor trying to crawl and a good portion of Christmas Day on gramma and grampa's bed napping.
Deaglan added a tow truck, a garbage truck, a remote control excavator and dump truck, a fire engine, a police car, an ambulance and a ton of other things to his already overflowing stockpile of toys. All sorts of new scenarios have been created in play situations. And today he asked several times if it was still his birthday. Newsflash kid - it was over two days ago!
Shaune and I had an agreement that we weren't buying for each other this year. He's been back at school and working only parttime and I'm on maternity leave making it a time of frugality for our little family. I was caught off guard with a beautiful necklace and pendant with my two babies's names engraved on it.
We packed up every trace of Christmas and banished it back to the basement where it will stay out of sight until next December. The living room looks gloriously empty.
We didn't have our holiday party this year and I'm grateful. Matthew would have been missing and I didn't need the reminder. He's already on my mind all the time.
Being surrounded by family, Shaune and the boys filled me up. I'm lucky.
The kids were positively spoiled rotten by their grandparents and aunts and uncles. They scored tons of new toys, books and clothes. This little sweater and hat were from Aunt Katie and Uncle Justin.
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