Christmas with a kid, version 2.0

December 21, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments

(I admit it. J and I are LAME.)

We FINALLY got around to putting up a Christmas tree this past weekend.

And this year? O was an integral part of the process.

(Last year? He wasn’t even crawling.)

But this year, he watched in AWE as J put up our outdoor Christmas lights. For an hour he stood at the door, pointing and saying “Daddy hab PEETY WIGHTS!”

And when we brought the tree in, and started putting the lights on, O insisted that he would “HALP.” He held (and shook) the ball of lights as J tried in vain to get them on the tree.

And he helped put some decorations on the tree, too.

It’s so amazing at how DIFFERENT this year is. He may not get what Christmas IS, but he loves the ‘peety wights.’ And he knows that presents are for opening.

And now, when we get together with the family, he runs around with his cousin D. They giggle (and fight, too) over toys.

And O knows that winter brings “no,” which is white and cold and allows him to wear his “boots!”

For Christmas this year, O is getting a sled. We will take him sledding at the hill across the street in between bouts of pneumonia. We’ll make “No-men!” with him.

Just so amazing at the difference between this year and last. On Christmas Day last year, we discovered that O had popped his first tooth. He rolled everywhere. He needed his first haircut.

This year he’s running. And climbing. And talking.

My bona fide little boy.

Who will be TWO in MARCH.


How did this happen?



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  1. Isn’t it amazing how they change before your eyes it seems! I was just thinking how wonderful the holidays are this year for Willow versus last year when she was only 8 months old. She is definitely more aware and enjoys things more. And it only gets better! Wait until next year–and the year after! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Holidays, Serenity!

  2. Mason is in love with our tree. If the lights aren’t on he gets very concerned. What was hilarious was when we turned them on the first time he started humming his version of Happy Birthday and blowing-he thought the lights were candles!

  3. Awwwww, so cute. Do not take him to a toy store. Are you may end up with something as hideous as a pink barbie four wheeler. Do not do it.

    Dude, is anything greater than a kid during the holidays?

  4. It just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it?

    “peety wights”…love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. We’re even lamer – we just got our tree up last night. But man, even though D can’t process anything to do with the three, just the fact that he was there sleeping through it, or that we could drag him up to the tree to “fake hang” him on it for pictures. Awesome. Just awesome.

  6. Having a kid has really brought back the magic of Christmas for me! Enjoy it this year!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. We didn’t put up a tree this year — I have a hard enough time keeping N. from eating the Boston fern! — but the girls are very interested in all the inflatable and other lawn decorations. The tackier, the better!

    Merry Christmas, Serenity!

  8. Yep, I am totally finding myself wondering how my boy got so big as well!
    Hopefully you had a great Christmas. Chicken got a sled too and we had a great time in the ‘no” (I guess that “s” is a tricky one for all the toddlers!

  9. Wow – even a couple of months makes a difference. Just thinking about PB’s Christmas and comparing it to O’s abilities! Merry Christmas and happy new year, S.


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