Merry Christmas, Everyone! It’s almost the end of another year. This was an extremely busy year for us and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Damien opened up all his presents on Christmas Eve so he could have more time to play with them and so we could wait until Christmas Day for the BIG SURPRISE.
Damien did get TONS for gifts that were opened at different times throughout the day and I’m slacking and didn’t get pics. He got a pretend doctor set, the game Don’t Break the Ice (which we played Christmas Day a few times), a cash register, and some cool bath toy building blocks from my parents. He absolutely LOVED the bath blocks. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him get undressed and in the tub so fast! We also got activity books, puzzles, and delicious treats from Rob’s Recipes! Plus Damien got a bunch of stuff when we visited Maine last month.
On Christmas Day, Damien got the BIG gift–a Wii U and a few games. He was very excited, but he also gets SOOOOOO frustrated when he can’t do something right away. It won’t be long though before he’s playing like a pro.
Then we decorated Gingerbread-men!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our wonderful Christmas this year. Damien’s so spoiled!
On Monday, we brought home a tri-color Miniature Australian Shepherd! He’s only three months old (around 7 lbs) and we named him Blue. So far, he’s been a very good puppy so I think he’ll make a great addition to the family. Damien was a little bit nervous around him at first, but we’ve been teaching Damien how to interact with a puppy and they seem to be getting along great. Katrina, our cat, on the other hand is not too pleased. At least she can escape with ease and has plenty of places in the house to be left alone.
So far Blue is pretty calm for a puppy. He seldom barks and only whines a little bit. He has bursts of energy and then sleeps the rest of the time. Plus he’s ADORABLE!
Today Damien’s preschool class had a holiday party and invited the parents. The kids got to make crafts and have a sugary treat. It was a little bit chaotic, but I did like seeing Damien at preschool with his friends. His best friend is Joey lol.
Minus wrapping some presents, we’re all ready for Christmas! We didn’t put up our tree this year due to space issues, but still decorated a little.
This year Scott’s holiday party was held at the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg. It’s about a 45 min drive from our house and we decided to get a room for the evening so we could also have time to enjoy the hotel’s indoor waterpark and other activities.
The Great Wolf Lodge was a great mini-vacation! My only complaints were that there was a lot of noise from the hallway when inside your room…which I guess was only an issue when trying to sleep. You could hear a lot of running and talking. Secondly, the waterpark was actually a little bit chilly. Both the water and the air temperature were a little too cold for my comfort. Overall though–awesome trip and we didn’t even do all the actitvities. Now I think it’s time for a nap…
We just spent Thanksgiving week in Maine with Scott’s family and had a great time! We decided to drive the 14-15 hour trip during the night to avoid traffic and so that Damien could sleep through it. It worked out very well this way because we completely avoided the New York traffic and Damien slept and was in a great mood both ways.
We spent some time on Tuesday in Freeport to shop at L.L. Bean.
On Wednesday, it began snowing. I believe when it finally finished we got about 6 inches. Damien had the best time sledding, throwing snowballs, and rolling around in the snow. We spent Thanksgiving at Rob and Robin’s enjoying all the Thanksgiving fixin’s. Scott ate too much and Damien made snow angels lol.
Friday we got to spend some much overdue time with Scott’s brothers and sister. They haven’t been all together at one time since 2005! It was also our first time meeting Reagan and she is such a happy baby! Damien seemed disinterested in meeting his cousin, but definitely noticed when she was out of sight and asked where the baby was. Thanks to Jenn for dinner and getting us all together. Such a wonderful time!
Saturday we spent some time with Janet and Rick, but I’m a dummy and I didn’t get ANY pictures! I’m so mad at myself. Thank you for having us over and for the gifts.
Sunday was our last day in Maine. We had lunch at Reunion Station with Kendall Sr’s side of the family.
The rest of Sunday was packing, relaxing, and Scott napping so he could drive us back.
Great trip! Thank you everyone for coming to see us. Thank you Rob and Robin for all the delicious treats and giving us a place to stay. I think Scott wants to move back lol.