Christmas Time 2017

It may be February, but we have a Christmas recap for you all. We purposely had no plans for the holidays; choosing to spend Dominic’s second Christmas at home. The season started with a visit with Santa Claus shortly after Thanksgiving. There was no crying, but Dom was completely unsure of the experience.

The remainder of December was spent running around at the garden center, going to Letterpress Distillery with a friend visiting from the East Coast, assisting mom with decorating, and looking at all the holiday decorations in the city.

Chris wanted to start the tradition of placing luminaries along our front walk, so before it got too dark on Christmas Eve we adventured out. Dom was an excellent helper, particularly in making sure there were enough rocks in the bags to keep them from blowing away. Unfortunately for the luminaries it had started snowing! Dom started out a little unsure about the white stuff; we ended up having to encourage him back into the house.

I started the tradition last Christmas of Dom opening one present on Christmas Eve, a gift from mommy and daddy with a new Christmas book. While he did help open the gift this year, he was far more interested in putting his blocks in the Christmas tree.

It snowed all night and when we woke up, everything was white. A wonderful Christmas surprise and a reason to be happy we had no where to be. The fire was almost as interesting as last year, but this year Dom helped bring gifts to mommy and daddy and opened a few of his gifts. As soon as his new camping cot was opened he climbed on it to check it out and loved all his new books.