A lot has happened since my last post. There was Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and a visit from Kei Kei and Pepaw.
Wil spent Christmas Eve at the church helping run the show from about 2pm until midnight. Me and the girls made it to the Christmas Pageant service and had a front row seat to the songs and story of Jesus’ birth. Willow slept through it while Lilly did a great job of either being interested or just being quiet as she played. After getting them to bed, I spent the evening with Sylus putting out the presents and watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part 2. My friend Catt and I had a phone date too since she also has a Priest for a husband. We’ve decided to make that a tradition.
Lilly was up early Christmas morning but forgot that Santa had come to visit. After crawling into bed with us for a little while, we finally asked her if she remembered who came last night to give us presents. Cautiously, she wondered out of bed and asked to be held as we went down the stairs. I think she was worried he might still be in our house! Once in the TV room, gift opening began and coffee drinking commenced. Willow slept through most of it but was finally awake so that Lilly could assist in her present opening too.
We spent the rest of the day playing with our new toys, eating lots of food, and watching Christmas specials. It was definitely a pajama day with the benefit of knowing Kei Kei and Pepaw were going to make the trip to see us the next day.
Upon their arrival, we opened more presents and enjoyed catching up. By this point, Lilly had really gotten into the spirit of opening gifts and even handed them out to everyone! Their last night here, Wil and I got to go see a concert at Track 29 while Kei Kei and Pepaw watched over the girls. We had so much fun and having a stress free night, knowing that Lilly and Willow are in great hands is priceless.
Willow has started to reach out for objects (and my hair. Ouch). I love to watch her be amazed that she controlled the touching of a dangling toy. Also, Kei Kei started razzing and buzzing at Willow and Willow would imitate what Kei Kei did! It was super cute and super slobbery. 🙂
Lilly has been all about reading books to Willow these days. Reading entails saying whatever words or sounds come to mind but Willow really likes it, cooing and smiling.
Tonight is New Years Eve and this year has been a blur of happy moments, heart stopping news, and new beginnings. I hope 2012 is a year of growth and balance for everyone and that happiness prevails.