2013 Christmas Recap

I’ve been absent the past two weeks because we have officially moved into the new house!  I am working on taking some photos for a virtual tour, but in the meantime I wanted to recap Christmas.  We made it just in time to host brunch on Christmas morning.

On December 7, Lucas had a visit with Santa.  We couldn’t convince him to sit on Santa’s lap, but he was fine to sit on Daddy’s lap next to Santa.  We’ll see if next year by age 3 he is ready to cozy up to the big guy.

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We closed on the new house Friday, December 21st, so just a few days before Christmas.  My husband stayed up all night tiling our backsplash in the kitchen. At 8am on Saturday, movers came to help us haul some of the big furniture and appliances.  Our fridge barely fit through the front door (they had to take the handles off) and we ended up calling an electrician to install our fancy stove on December 23rd.  More details on those stories another time!

Just two days before Christmas, we went to Pottery Barn to get curtains for the front window and stopped by Macy’s to write a letter to Santa:

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Just in time for Christmas Eve, we put our tree up and unpacked the ornaments.

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Here’s a close up of the Santa Sack with all of the presents inside:

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And our stockings:

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This is another view of the tree and stockings all lined up and ready for Christmas morning:

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Santa was very good to all of us this year.  Including a brand new house, Santa brought my husband and I matching mini Android tablets in our stockings.  My husband gave me a Le Creuset dutch oven, which I’ve already used twice now.  I have big plans tonight for Beef Bourguignon I may just have to document this cooking experience for everyone. I gifted him a new pair of jeans and a Starbucks Verismo coffee maker, which is also getting a lot of use.

But the real star of Christmas was Lucas who received every Batman toy under the sun between Santa and his loving relatives.  It is a balance, because it is so exciting watching him open gifts but I don’t want to overdo it on Christmas for the cute little kiddo.  One of his big gifts was a LeapFrog tablet from his GiGi.

Lucas made some Christmas napkins for his Grandmas.  Basically, we took fabric paint and turned his cute little finger prints into either reindeer or trees.  There were a few napkins that I just let him go crazy on with paint to get his energy out before focusing on keeping the gift napkins clean.  Or as clean as you can get with a 2 1/2 year old.

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Overall, they turned out pretty cute and it has continued our tradition of finger paint projects.  Last year we made Christmas lights on canvas with his little fingerprints similar to this project.

How was your Christmas?  Did anyone else move during the holidays?

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