January 31, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Christmas 2012!

My last post was also about Christmas and the activities we did, but that was with our entire family. This post is more about the four of us and our personal Christmas Eve and morning.
While spending time with loved ones during the holidays is what the season is all about, the personal and extra time I get with my boys is even better.

Last year, Spencer was eight months old and wasn't too sure about ripping paper off of presents. This year, Spence was 20 months and Cam was two months. It's a given that Cameron hadn't a clue what was going on, but Spencer on the other hand was SO much fun. Not only did he enjoy the seasonal decorations, lights, and Christmas tunes, he was thrilled to tear into the paper that wrapped his gifts and to find what was awaiting him. He was in heaven. And of course, spoiled. Cameron had a more toned down version of Christmas, but still got everything he asked for :)

Since we have our own little family now, creating tradition is important to me. While this time of year is so busy for us since family is out of town, we travel, what feels like, a lot. Luckily our families are awesome and agree to push everything up by a few days. This allows us to be in Orlando and in our own home on Christmas Eve and Morning.

Christmas Eve this year, we met up with our neighbor friends, The Semescos, and walked through our 'hood to take in the Christmas lights. Our other neighbor down the street had Santa and Mrs. Claus visiting so we got a sneak peek at Santa before his busy travels. The kids, and their parents, really enjoyed it.
Christmas hugs
The Condons and The Claus'

Spence and Ruby enjoying a wagon ride

After our Christmas Eve escapade, we went home and put on our Christmas jammies, drank hot chocolate, watched Rudolph and Elf on the Shelf, and put out Santa's milk and cookies before bed.

Then waking up on Christmas morning to see Spencer's face was priceless. We had so much fun with him and I'm sure next year will be even better. Santa definitely remembered to stop at our house!

my boys

More of Christmas can be found on my Flickr page. (click the link)

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