This Christmas was quite different from our past Christmases in the sense that it was tee-shirt weather and it was very quiet. Since we’re just days away from James Jr’s due date, we decided to stick around California and celebrated just the three of us. It was lots of fun getting to spend so much time with James since he had time off from school (which he is doing AWESOME in; we’re super proud of him!) Of course being pregnant and emotional-I had to throw in a small breakdown about missing family in Utah, but it was a great day nonetheless 🙂 I was soo excited for Christmas morning since it’s the first year Addie has really been excited herself and understood what was going on. We set out the cookies and milk for Santa and put Addie to bed. We then brought out all of the presents including ours because Addie had tried on numerous occasions to open ours-with two successful tries. Harry Potter Bluerays made an early entrance to our collection thanks to miss Adelaide 🙂
Christmas morning, I heard a little elf walk into our room and when I looked up, there was Addie dressed with her sunglasses. Gave me a good laugh to start off the day, but it was also fitting due to the warm weather! We all went in by the tree and Addie was so excited to find her stocking. We tried to get her lots of small things to keep her entertained for when I’m feeding the baby so she got books, puzzles, etc.
Later that day, we took a scenic drive up Mount Baldy which turned out to be a short one when we were motioned to turn around near the trailhead. I guess due to all of the crazy rain we’ve been getting, the road was closed off due to mudslides or flooding.
So all in all, it was a great Christmas!
Today is the 29th and baby’s due date is Jan 8th so we’re expecting him any day now… Cross your fingers! James goes back to school on the 3rd, so it’d be fun if babe came just a wee bit early 🙂 As of yesterday, we are about 2 cm and 50% effaced so not super close but at least something’s happening. I can’t wait to meet this little guy and his big sister is soo excited too. She frequently reminds me that she’s going to hold him, not me. She’s also going to “teach him how to eat candy and ice cream, read stories, watch movies (which she affectionately calls “boobies” since she can’t quite say Movies haha) ”
Hope you all had a great Christmas and soon a happy new year!