Finally, an update! Christmas was spent in Washington this year. We had a good time, other than the fact we were all pretty sick by the end. William had an excellent Christmas and received so many presents we weren't even able to get them all home! Christmas Eve was spent with my family, and Will had a good time opening all the presents and was making everyone laugh frequently. The next morning we opened our presents from Santa and then headed into Everett to spend Christmas day with the Simmons family. It was nice to spend time with my nieces and nephews and see them enjoying all the presents. William had a lot of fun with them and he seemed to understand who everyone was by the end of the day. It is very important to both Jason and I that William is bonded to his extended family, even though they are so far away, and I think it seems to be happening. Merry Christmas to all, and here's wishing you a lovely 2011!
The Electric Train Village goes all the way around the tree!
The Tree in the Dark...
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue...I decided not to drop in unannounced.
Tonight we made our annual pilgrimage to the National Christmas Tree. It was very cold, and windy as it is every year. Yet, every year I forget! Next year I am dressing myself and the kids like Nanook of the North! William did well with the whole Santa idea until the time came to actually meet him, then it all went to pot. He wanted to leave, IMMEDIATELY! So, we did. I am glad we were able to fit in one of our Christmas traditions before we headed home to Seattle.
William was convinced today that the North Pole was coming to our house and he would soon see Santa Claus! It was so cute! The minute it started snowing he wanted to make snowballs, and I had to explain that you need more snow than a dusting to do that. It didn't stay around for very long, but it was fun while it lasted! Maya was here today and she didn't seem all that thrilled by the snow. She decided pretty quickly that it was much nicer to stay indoors and it was so windy, I was close to agreeing with her!
I felt brave today and let William help me make Gingerbread cookies. He had a ball, and thankfully tired of it after about 40 minutes so I could make the rest of the cookies without quite so much help. Merry Christmas!