I am so glad to be back from bloggy vacation and to start to catch up with all my bloggy buddies. I have to say, I am relieved that the holidays are over and that a new year is upon us. I need to get back to our regular routine and have some ‘normalcy.’ For those of you who have been blogging this last week, I know that you are over the Christmas posts already!! But I could not start this week without at least one post to recap the holidays.
We would usually spend Christmas Eve with my family and do the traditional Italian dinner of the seven fishes. I was supposed to be hosting this year too. But everyone on my side was sick, so we decided to cancel and spend New Year’s Eve together instead. So we ended up going to my in-laws on the Eve. It was quiet but the kids got to open their first of many rounds of presents.
Then on to Christmas morning. Christopher was so excited to get up and see if Santa had come. I have to say, this is a great age. I do not know how long kids really ‘believe’ in Santa, so I am cherishing it as long as I can.
Christopher as he came down to see the presents under the tree. Note – the ‘Harry Potter’ glasses he is wearing. They were in his stocking and he would not take them off : )
The hubs and I kind of got into a ‘discussion’ on how many presents were under the tree. I will have to save that for a whole other post. Needless to say, he thought there should have been more!!
Anthony was really not into the whole present thing at all. I thought he would at least like to rip open the wrapping paper. But he really could have cared less.
All in all, the kids were happy. Christopher got practically everything on his list. And Anthony got way more than he needed, since he really didn’t need anything in the first place.
I must have been good too. Santa left me lots of goodies including new Uggs, a Coach wallet, and tons of new clothes and pj’s. I am beginning to think ‘Santa’ now realizes how much we deserve as moms…LOL!
Later that day we went to my hubby’s cousins for Christmas dinner. The kids were excited to open more presents. Note – this is the third round of presents and my hubby thought they needed more???
We tried to get all of the ‘family’ pics taken as soon as we got there to get it over with..LOL!
Presents again. Anthony was no where to be found but Christopher could wait to see what else he had gotten…..
An lastly, a holiday with our family would not be complete without playing Wii……
We rang in the New Year with a celebration at our house with my family. Not sure if you all know, but I am one of 4 girls. We are all married but one and between us there are 7 kids, 6 boys and 1 girl. So just imagine the mayhem of them all running around like nuts. We ate, drank and opened more presents.
The boys waiting patiently as we begin to sort present piles....
The end of the night...I think we were all over Christmas at this point after what felt like a week long celebration of opening presents : )
Now we begin 2011 with new resolutions and new goals. I wish nothing but health, love and happiness for you all. I know that great things will happen and I hope we are all here blogging about them.....