I work on the computer and I needed a break. I avoided the computer completely for the last two weeks. I just needed to be away. I hope you missed me. I missed you.
The holidays were fantastic. This was the first year that we actually had a bit of money and so Matt spoiled me rotten. It was really nice, I have to admit. I spoiled him too, don’t worry! The kids were super excited and were spoiled too…just the way it should be. I also got an unexpected treat in that Gabe still believes in Santa!! I thought for sure this year would be littered with questions about his existence…but no. He even left him a note on Christmas night and was ushering the other two to bed quickly so Santa could come. This definitely made me super happy.
Olivia’s big gift was her ipad. I’m going to do an entire post this week about how amazing it is. There are so many cool things it can do for her. And Angry Birds? Addicting. I get it now. She also got her Dance Star Mickey and he hasn’t left her side since. She’s been truly playing with her toys which is a wonderful accomplishment to see. She greeted everyone she saw with a “Merry Christmas!” that was as clear as a bell.
Gabe’s Christmas was technology and Lego-filled! He got an ipod touch which made him way less jealous of Olivia’s ipad. That’s a really cool gadget!! He also got Clue and we’ve been playing it non-stop. Did you play that as a kid? My sister and I played it non-stop. I love that game. He built Legos for 3 days straight. We now have a Lego city in our basement!
Matthew received lots of Legos too…but Gabe built them all!! He’s also been busy with his Wii and Dsi games. He got a shirt that says “I’m more of an indoor person” and it’s so true. He loves to be inside playing games and watching movies. I really have to bribe him to go out! Maybe it’s a fall baby thing. Who knows! He just loved the whole season. Going to visit family, opening presents and all the joy of it all.
We spent the last 2 weeks playing games, visiting family, going swimming, sledding and just being together. It was truly wonderful. I feel refreshed, rejuvenated and reconnected. It’s a great feeling!
What was your favorite holiday moment? I hope it was something magical!
Happy New Year!!