Phew! It’s been a whirlwind around here. Let me start off by saying we had a blast with my family over Christmas. Everyone was great with Ben, sanitizing their hands before playing with him, staying out of his face, and playing on the beach with him. However, it was a LOT of people to have in a house and Ryan and I realized that next year we’ll be ready to spend Christmas in our own home.
Just to give you and idea of what a Christmas tree looks like with presents for 35 surrounding it…
Through those windows is the beach
…mind you, the pile was 2 1/2 feet deep.
Ben loved everything he received this year. We didn’t go too overboard with him because, quite frankly, we spoil him all year. He gets toys after clinic visits, when he’s sick or when I feel guilty so we tried to keep it low this year.
We are now back in Carmel enjoying some down time. Ryan worked his tail off all month long so he’s now able to spend some quality time with us. Of course, we hit up the Aquarium this morning but it was uber crowded especially with people who had a cough. I just can’t understand for the life of me, why people go out sick! It’s my biggest pet peeve. So, we decided to ditch the Aquarium and enjoy a stroll around the wharf.
Here are some fun Christmas pics for you:
a neighbor Santa comes to the house and hands out gifts to the kids. Ben was not too keen on him. Here he is, sizing Mr. C up. It didn’t go too well.
Everyone had a gift from Santa!
Ben enjoyed the beach so much. I thought he was going to hate the sand like he did in Hawaii, but nope. He threw rocks into the ocean for over 2 hours. My younger cousins were so helpful with Ben. It just warmed my heart to see them all playing together.
I hope everyone else had a fabulous Christmas!