Steve has been home since Thursday and we have been in full Holiday festivities mode together as a family, it's been great. We've gone to Christmas parties and pageants and are looking forward to the candlelight caroling service tonight at church!
Friday Steve and I were feeling a little stir crazy around the house. We've really been wanting to see the Hobbit but didn't want to drive all the way into town and find a baby sitter for Riggs last minute, so we just decided to try going with him. I honestly had no idea how it would go, since he won't even sit and watch a movie at home. But it was his nap time, so I was hoping he'd sleep for most of the movie.
He actually did amazing! We grabbed him a booster and he sat on it for about the first hour, actually watching! We were cracking up as he laughed and said things (very loudly) like "oh, no!" when there was fighting. I was worried he'd be scared but he wasn't at all. He thought it was hilarious and he loved all the scenery shots in the movie. He got a little antsy after the first hour so I stood with him in the hallway/entrance and he got sleepy then slept the last hour+ of the movie. Despite how well he did, I think I'd like to go see it again with just Steve. I was watching Riggs so closely I missed a few things in the movie!
Saturday and Sunday we had snow non-stop, it was like a beautiful winter wonderland the entire weekend! And the temperature was pretty mild too, so we were outside quite a bit, going on snowmachine rides and skis around the neighborhood.
Monday it cooled back off and today it's just downright freezing, perfect for spending the days inside baking wrapping presents and baking yummy Christmas treats. We made fudge and Riggs loved 'helping' and licking out the pan. We also made spice cookies, Steve's favorite. I'm trying to get the energy up today to make sugar cookies, we'll see if it actually happens!
Riggs is very excited for Christmas and we are too! I can't wait to have my family over tomorrow for presents and yummy food and just some good old gabbing. I also told Steve this morning that I'm a little sad, since once tomorrow is past, it will be a whole year until it's Christmas again! It's come up so quickly this year and I was so sick for so long that I feel like I haven't gotten to soak it in as much as I usually do.
I hope you all have a lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas day, and remember to spend a some time thinking about the real meaning behind our celebrations. xoxo