So there's been some radio silence over here on the blog and my facebook and everything else social media like and that's because my husband had the flu, which subsequently turned into bronchitis. The day before Christmas Eve is father actually took him to the hospital because his fever hit 105!
You know what else is also crazy...trying to take care of two kids, wrap presents, cook, bake and assemble a 50 million piece train set by yourself. Also, when you're hosting Christmas dinner and people hear the word "flu" they scatter like sand in a hurricane. Can't say that I blame them, the flu is a nasty business that had Andy shivering, sleeping, coughing like mad which sent me into Lysol overdrive after I quarantined him in the basement.
Taking care of a 7 month old and a 4 year old by yourself is not easy. Forget the house it literally looked like a Toys R Us exploded in here for awhile and there was one dreadful night when Isabella, my four year old, was up for almost 2 hours in the middle of the night for No Good Reason! Then the baby was up 30 minutes later and I drank coffee like it was my job.
Now he's finally better and I am so happy to have him back and to make up for some lost family time (this is my winter break after all) and to catch up on putting all of the loot we got for Christmas away.
Christmas Day was amazing, aside from him being sick and our extended family not being here. Christmas is magical when you see it through the eyes of a child who truly believes and Arya was good as gold. My parents and sister were here and we opened gifts, had a long breakfast, played with toys, drank wine, ate a nice dinner. It was wonderful. Andy came up and watched the girls open presents before he went back into his pit of sickness.
He was so sad to have missed it! But Christmas is more than just a day...It's a season.
Here are some highlights of our Christmas season (I'd edit them to make them purtier, but I have neither the time or the inclination)
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place
|Ginger Bread house making|
|7 Months Old!|
|PJ day at school|
|Polar Express Train Ride|
|Waffle Cone Christmas Trees|
|Making reindeer footprints|
|My secret elf|
|Secret Santa girls dinner|