Christmas this year was bitter-sweet. I was so excited for the season and to spend time with the family, but unfortunately Josh wasn't able to be home.
I bought Beau a pre-made (thanks Costco!!) gingerbread house that just needed to be decorated. Instead of me doing it by myself I had my nephews and niece come over and help. They had alot of fun!! Mostly they all ate the candy and licked the frosting off of their fingers.
This year I decided not to go all out with decorations and to not put up my big fancy tree due to the fact Beau would destroy everything! I will next year when he's old enough to understand that he can't play with it. But I had to have a tree. So i got a little 4 foot tree for Beau. I made Goldfish garland and put a bunch of Disney toys on it- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Toy Story and some Sesame Street ornaments. Beau loved to look at it and eat the Goldfish that would fall off!!
For Christmas Eve we went over to my parent's house. We ate my dad's homemade chili in bread bowls!YUMMY!! After dinner we opened up presents. We started from youngest to oldest and lets just say the kids were VERY anxious!!! They couldn't sit still and wanted to help each other open faster so it could be their turn! Beau is still a little unsure of what "opening presents". He was more interested in playing with his cousins than ripping the paper, but he had plenty of help!! He got a toy cement truck that turns balls, a MegaBlock fire truck, pjs and clothes. I loved watching the other kids get so excited about their presents, especially the ones I got them!! I have SO much fun shopping and spoiling them.
On Christmas morning, Beau and I headed over to Josh's parents house. His mom always has the most delicious breakfast for us. Beau loved the little weenies!! After breakfast we all opened presents. Beau was a little more into tearing the paper but then once he got his toy he was only into that. Josh's sister, Julia, gave him a set of soft leathery balls. If you don't already know, Beau is obsessed with balls!! He walked around the rest of the afternoon with all three of them... yes one in each hand and one in his mouth!! It was so funny. We all got spoiled!!
I am so thankful that I could spend time with my family and that Josh's family is so accepting of me, even when he isn't here. Beau and I had a great Christmas and can't wait for Part II when daddy gets home.