We had a really good christmas in the ohdeardrea house. Lots of family, food, and gifts. It still kind of... you know, sucks having to split the holidays with Marlowe, but thats just how it is, so we did the only thing we could do: make the very best of it. Christmas morning was spent here, where a very tired Marlowe woke up to a home overcrowded with gifts. I went into her room and asked her "do you want to see what presents santa brought?!" and her reaction? "Give Jerry gifts!" Yeah, she's a sweetheart. (I totally wasn't going to do the whole santa thing. She picked it up on her own, and we're going with it... good behavior leverage, for sure. Sorry M.) We gave the pup a sweater and a bone.... which is now missing, and my guess is it's hiding somewhere in Marlowe's room. She REALLY likes to tease him! Marlowe loved our "christmas tree" (which she has been calling a "volcano" this past week) and I loved how easy it was to take down this year ;) We opened presents, ate pancakes, and she headed off to Alex's moms house.
The night before was spent at my brothers. My sister in law made a huge dinner with lots of delicious vegan options. Marlowe chowed on mashed potatoes and ice cream, opened up presents, and played excessively with her new "dinosaur train". This year was pretty good. And even with the splitting up of the two days, we had a bit of a better time then last year. This is M's third Christmas, each one has been consecutively better than the last, and I'm hoping it just keeps getting better and better. It sure seems like it will :)
for all the pictures...
too small to reach the peddles. womp.
Marlowe handed out all her gifts.
chocolate strawberry faced.
Our Christmas gift to everyone: Marlowe drawn and printed t-shirts :) "Happy faces!" for everyone!
Also, not pictured... Marlowe got a fish from santa. She named it herself... ask her his name... it's "Jerry the fish!" :)