Thursday, January 24, 2013

Playing catch up

This is a very late post, but better late than never right?  
I have to document it for my family's sake at least.

We had a great Christmas.  It was nice to be able to enjoy our time together and with Hadley as an only child before the baby came.  We tried to do lots of fun things as a family.  We went to candy cane lane, the zoo lights, our church's nativity display, did lots of baking, went to the pool countless times, and just hung out.

Christmas Eve was spent with Dman's side of the family.  We had a yummy appetizer themed dinner, read the nativity, and opened presents.

 Hadley got really into all the present opening!! She took sooooooooo long to open all of her presents though because she loved each one and wanted to play with them.

 Thanking her Grandpa for her present.

On Christmas morning we woke up to the presents that Santa brought and again, opened them much to Hadley's delight.

Then we headed on over to my family's house for, you guessed it, more presents!!!  Followed by a yummy brunch and hanging for the afternoon out whilst checking out our loot.
Hadley was "helping" Daddy play golf on the wii.

We wrapped up the day with Christmas dinner and watching the Santa Clause 
(a Wilson yearly tradition).

Movie watching snuggles with Nana.

It was a really great time.  Nothing extravagant, just good times and too much good food!!  It was especially fun this year because Hadley really got it.  We tried to take the opportunity to teach her about our Saviour and the true gift of Christmas.  She loved pointing out baby Jesus whenever she saw him.  And of course, she fell in love with Santa and the whole gift opening thing.  It was really fun and special for me to watch the excitement of the season through her eyes.