Christmas morning... thankfully Abby didn't wake up too early.
Here she is coming down the stairs.
Abby with the Christmas tree "stuffed" with presents (most of them for her).
Here she is with her new stroller. She had seen it a couple of days before in the office closet and had been asking for it every day. I told her she had to wait for Christmas.
The first present she opened was a new set of paints and brushes with a couple new canvases. I had got them as a last minute item on the Saturday before while shopping with a friend. I was glad I did.
Abby immediately wanted to paint. I had to really convince her to open another present. She opened some books and wanted me to read them to her.
She still wanted to paint. So we let her. While the rest of the presents waited under the tree. Might as well let her enjoy Christmas.
After painting, we had breakfast and then got back to the important stuff of opening the rest of the presents.
That afternoon, we went to my mom's for Christmas dinner. She and my Aunt Linda made french onion soup, prime rib, potatoes, green beans, cheesy garlic rolls, and lots of other stuff. Wow! It was good. My sisters and I provided the desserts. I made Raspberry Trifle. Yummy.
Billy had the entire week off. It was such a relaxing time being together as a family. Billy and I actually got to go out by ourselves a couple different times. And we spent the evenings watching the fourth season of The West Wing.
It was a good Christmas season for us. It gave Billy and I a chance to renew our relationship and connect. And I think I changed a total of two diapers the whole time. Not that I tried to avoid them, but Billy was always doing it. ;)
Now I'm back to trying to find a routine again of laundry, cleaning, and all that other "Mommy" stuff.
Oh yeah, and blogging, too.