Last night I had the honor of having my little Jack all to myself…for 24 hours…and we had so much fun. Pop went to bed early. His hand is extra swollen and I think he has over compensated with his right leg which is his old football knee and now its bothering him…so he turned in early. Jack and I stayed up until 1 AM, just playing with all the musical Christmas animals, (only grandparents can stand these) hanging more ornaments, and naming all the old ones…He also helped me tweak the mantle…I decided to LOAD it with sparkling ornaments…I would have a few hundred ornaments left over..and he loved choosing his favorites..We had candles burning, Christmas music playing! A sweet, sweet night. Parker was at a sleep over so it was just Jack getting ALL the ATTENTION. Then the doorbell rang early this morning and SANTA had dropped off a gift Grammy and Pop had ordered and it had Jack’s name on it….and this boy got excited. I will save that picture for last…Life does not get better than this….Christmas magic through the eyes of a little boy.
BEGINNING THE GARLAND….now it’s twice this full.
We wish you PEACE!
AND NOW THE BEST PART OF THE DAY…….
A NEW BUZZ BED
TWO BROTHER SHARING a SWEET MOMENT and then came a call from JACK….”Grammy, this bed is AWESOME”! I WUV IT!
And that’s Christmas….a child’s smile. I am sitting alone in my family room, all the lights out except for the trees. I can sit on the couch and see five trees, in three rooms, a mantle and a table filled with trees and Mickey's…the fireplace is going, I have a hot cup of tea, Christmas carols are playing on a little CD player hidden under a tree skirt. (Have I told you I collect holiday CD’s…I think I have over 200…so its hard to choose a favorite..and I am going to type my to do list for tomorrow..and get to bed early…well early for me. We had a wonderful day…Greg came by with Austin, (Grayson is sick) then Micah cooked all day and made the MOST awesome crawfish bisque and a special bread that I loved. Amanda made a special dessert..We played cards and watched some football. We know that playing cards is a great fine motor skill exercise for Jack so we try and play often.. We talked about how fun our upcoming trip is going to be…A very special family night..
I am hoping for a no stress week and I wish it for you too!