Ben and I started a sweet tradition on our first Christmas, of having a private Christmas celebration with just the two of us once all the bustle of holiday travel is over. I make danish pancakes, and he makes special omlettes…and then we open the gifts that we’ve bought for each other. This year Lucy got to join in on the fun (I think last year she mostly slept and/or drooled through the whole celebration) 🙂 aebleskivers!
Even though California has mild winters, I was totally shocked by the BEACH weather we had while in Florida at Christmas!
I also celebrated my 29th(!!) birthday while we were in Florida, and Aunt Mary generously watched Lucy for us, so Ben and I could have a date-night! We went to the tastiest tapas restaurant, which specialized in ceviche! Yum!(Lucy is easily won over by licks of watermellon candies) 😉
We were so fortunate to be able to spend Christmas day with BOTH sides of our family! Both sets of grandparents, siblings, cousins, great-grandma, and 1 baby! Unfortunately….Lucy woke up with a tummy bug, and spent the whole day either throwing up or sleeping. (I think 4 days of running around Disneyland and licking everything in sight finally caught up to her?)
Not a lot of pictures from this day…but it was our one “late night” in the park with Lucy. She went crazy around 8:00 pm, and our normally-cautious little girl turned into a party animal! (I think all of the fake “snow” and the Christmas lights were contributing to the excitement)
(ok, so she looks half-asleep in this picture, but I PROMISE she was having the best time!)
We spent the Christmas Holidays in Florida with family- and were blessed with 5-day park passes from my parents! (Merry Christmas!!!) I was wondering if Lucy may be a little too young to fully appreciate the Disney magic, but nope: she had the time of her life.
This girl LOVES her baby-doll stroller, and spends hours pushing up and down the hall. (Since this photo has been taken, we’ve actually had to ban the stroller in the house, because we’ve decided it’s probably way too annoying for our downstairs neighbors) Sorry Luce! Now the stroller is a special outdoor-treat!?