When I went to upload the photos for this blog post, it said that there were 33. Eek! Apparently I like to take photos....a lot...and these are only the photos that I posted!
Christmas was wonderful! It was a bazillion times more fun with the Bug, even though he wasn't that into it yet. Christmas Eve we went to the candle light service. Bug met a girlfriend there and spent the entire service flirting with her. Not really what you should do during church, but the kid had good taste.
When we got home from church we let Bug open one gift. It was from his aunt and uncle. They recorded The Night Before Christmas in one of the Hallmark Record-able Story books.
Once Bug heard his aunt, he was obsessed with grabbing the book and turning the pages. After 15+ times, we finally took the book away. (Sorry Auntie! We let him have it again, I promise!)
Bug went to bed at 11 pm (shoot me.) He was so wired from church and books that he would-not-go-to-bed. His dad and I were falling asleep before he was. We tried to tell him that Santa would not come if he wasn't in bed, but he didn't care.
But, Santa did come! Bug wasn't really sure what to make of it when he walked into the living room.
Until his dad put him down. SO-MUCH-STUFF to get into!! He was pretty excited! Santa brought him one gift, and mommy and daddy got him a gift. The rest of the presents were from family and friends. We are all very loved!
Bug got a tool bench from Santa. I was actually surprised that he was so interested in the actual toy and not the wrapping paper. It was hard to break him away from the toy and have him open gifts from his family.
Wardrobe change #1 (Keep that number in mind...)
Now for some random photos of Bug opening his gifts from his family. This little guy sure is loved!
Bug was really enjoying Christmas, and apparently he was having too much Christmas. He puked all over the floor. See, I'm that mom that takes photos of her kid's puke. Be happy that there is only one, and not of poop.
In addition to puking all over the floor, he puked ALL over himself. We were not sure what to do, so we put him in the tub.
Which looking back, turning the water on, wasn't the best idea....especially when he LOVES the water...trying to get him out of his wet outfit sure was fun. We're new at this parenting thing. I was super helpful and laughed while taking photos. Did I mention I have the best husband ever? I do.
In addition to being soaked, Bug had also decided to poop. So now we had a wet baby with a poopy diaper in the tub. Christmas kept getting more awesome! My poor husband was covered in puke. Love you honey!
|(Have no fear Internet, no water was on when this photo was taken)|
Our friends brought their puppy, and Bug was 99% sure that she was the BEST THING EVER. At one point Bella kept bringing her toys to Bug and tried to get him to play with her. There is a hilarious video of it, but because some person I have never met, nor is one of my friends, commented that it was 'so unsafe' and some other crap that wasn't true, I am not going to share it. People like to assume the worst, and hell if I am going to end up on the nightly news.
Our cats don't really like visitors. I couldn't find one of them during the party...he decided that hanging out in the bathroom was a good option. My husband informed our guests so there wouldn't be any
I bought a 20 pound ham (it was mispriced and almost a $1.00 less per pound. Makes sense right?) I'm pretty sure we had 15 pounds left. It went home with friends and we are making soup! Yum!
My wonderful MIL got me a subscription to Taste of Home (did I tell you that I got it?! I did! Thank you!) I made Thyme Honey Carrots (aka - YUMMY) for dinner. They were so tasty!! I think that the farm fresh carrots helped. They were so sweet and yummy!
I also made a Chocolate Almond Ginger torte. It turned out okay. The crust was a little dry, but I don't know if that is just the recipe or what. It was super rich, and the filling was delicious.
Like any good Christmas party, there was beer. Bug decided to sneak into the box and take a few swigs (joking internet, JOKING.)
He was totally tanked after a bottle (STILL JOKING PEOPLE, STILL JOKING, it's not even a beer bottle, it's Ginger Beer.)
He won the chugging contest! (J-O-K-I-N-G)
It was a wonderful Christmas. 2013 was a wonderful year for us, and I hope that 2014 treats us even better! Merry Christmas everyone!!