Traditions

Good morning, Owen. Mommy loves waking up at 6am on a Sunday after a Holiday party :/.

I’m not sure why he woke up so early this morning. My only guess is that he is getting more teeth because he has been drooling like crazy. After he was fed I decided that it was a good idea to watch The Christmas Story. It was nice to get some morning cuddles, but why so early? Maybe he is getting back at us for making him go see Santa on Friday? He was doing so well waiting for Santa until we sat him down on Santa’s lap. Owen immediately started screaming and squirming – as if being near Santa was burning him. It was awful. I wonder how he is going to react to Tony dressing up as Santa? We’ll just have to wait and see.

We’ve been clicking away buying all of our Christmas gifts online, and now we have so many boxes that our recycling bin is full. We’ll have to make a special trip to the recycling center to dispose of the rest of them. It’s probably not acceptable to give everyone their gifts in the Amazon box so we should probably start wrapping soon.

While we were browsing for gifts online we decided to start a new tradition with a Christmas calendar. I know it was a little late in the month to start the calendar, but Owen likes doing it every morning. The hard part for him is to only pick one thing to put in the pocket.

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Last weekend I made my grandma’s orange cookies for the first time. I’ve been meaning to make them for over a year now and I finally did it. Luckily Owen took a nice long nap so I could bake away. The whole process took about 3 hours from start to finish. After the cookies cooled for a bit they tasted pretty good. Maybe they will taste even better next year.

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