The weeks leading up to Christmas were hard for us this year. First Adeline and I had colds and then Vivian was VERY sick. Just a virus, but one that brought with it a lot of coughing and congestion, some fever and a whole bucket-load of MAD. When Viv is sick she gets absolutely out of control - nothing like her usual fairly sweet and easy personality. She has full on tantrums complete with laying on the floor kicking and screaming many times a day, she cries at every perceived slight or when she is told no, she wants to be held all the time but then you're not doing it right and she cries, she wants to be carried around (which she is too big for), she doesn't eat or drink or sleep for more than 20 minutes at a time and there's SO MUCH CRYING all day and all night. Oh my ears. I have so much compassion for her, but it's exhausting for everyone around when she's not well. By Christmas Day she was down to just a really runny nose, a bit of a cough, a prickly attitude and just some crying rather than all day crying, so it was a little better and she did rally in the morning for present opening. Poor thing. She was sick last Christmas too. My dream isn't for a white Christmas, it's for next year everyone to be healthy from December 15th through 30th!
Just a few pictures from our Christmas. I'm having a very needed hour alone right now while David takes the girls to an indoor play space, so I want to get off the computer quick and do some relaxing!
Do you think Adeline was excited for Christmas Eve?
Oh yeah. SO excited. Despite her plans, she slept until 8 on Christmas morning and then she woke us all up so the fun could begin! Yes, in the second picture down that IS a gummy rat in Adeline's mouth - it was her breakfast. We have a rule that you can have anything you want for breakfast on Christmas and Adeline has chosen gummies three years in a row now.
The girls got lots of musical presents this year so we all had a great time making a "family band"! Despite Vivian's being under the weather we still had a really lovely day and we've been enjoying some pajamas, treats and new toys days ever since Christmas. Unfortunately David goes back to work on Tuesday (BOO) so it's about to get less fun around here and back to school is just days away. It all went far too quick this year.