Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bests of the Holiday

The Christmas holidays have come and gone. Around here we're winding down and getting ready for the New Year, new semester for me, and back to work for DH. The tree is down and decorations are nearly all put away. For us, usually this doesn't happen until well into January - however, I heard on the radio awhile back someone talking about how they take everything down by December 31st so as to start the new year with a clean slate. It made sense.

Highlights of this holiday have been:
  • Brendan participating in the Christmas Play at my mom's Church. He was a horse. It was very cute.
  • Hosting our first Christmas dinner for extended family. It was a success and surprisingly low stress.
  • Seeing Brendan so excited realizing that Santa had came and brought him the "big boy scooter" he had requested (the only thing he asked Santa for). 
  • Flying a new kite - thanks to Nana and Papa - on a rather warm Christmas morning
  • Getting together with old friends. We were lucky to have multiple visits from one of my very best childhood friend's who came home from Edmonton for the holidays. One of these visits involved a foam sword fight..between her and I. I haven't laughed so hard in such a long time. I was also able to get out for dinner with 3 friends from high school and despite not seeing each other in years it was just like old times. 
  • Taking B skating for the first time. I was so proud of him. Skating is hard and he was such a good sport. We only caught the last 30 minutes of a family skate session but by the end he was balancing well standing in one spot and getting better at getting up from the ice on his own.
Tonight is shaping up to be another low key New Years Eve and that's A-okay with me.


Sarah said...

Skating is hard! Hope you get to go more often- we were going to make a backyard rink but honestly the weather has put a big damper on that idea! Happy New Year:)

Kristy said...

Happy New Year to you too, Sarah! Don't blame you re: the backyard rink. We got to go again (for free) tonight at the City's NYE festivities. He is really starting to get the hang of it now. I used to teach skating to little kids way back in the day so I like to think it is my wonderful coaching skills haha.