Now, back to Christmas! As you know, David & Crystal were both here for Thanksgiving .. so they got to be apart of helping decorate the tree with us! I loved having people in town to help. It definitely made it feel more like family all decorating the tree together.
We started with River awake. But waited to do the ornaments until he was asleep. (otherwise he would have thought it was a game to throw all the "balls" around)
helping unload the boxes
we leave empty boxes under our tree that are wrapped so it doesnt look so bare. At this point he didnt understand he could open the presents. Now, he does and its pretty cute.
Then River went down for a nap and we got down to business:
And then things got silly.
This probably isnt funny to anyone else. But to us, it was HI-larious.
So for David & Crystal .. Im sharing the pictures!
David & I always take random awkward pictures (as seen here & here) so of course this called for some awkward Christmas pictures. Enjoy
Then Freeland & Crystal jumped in:
and then it was back to business. Crystal got to put this star on this year:
and then we capped off the night with some fish tacos, margaritas, and some Just Dance.
David claims he builds the prefect fish tacos. Thats still to be determined.
I loved having them here to start of the holidays.
And River did surprisingly so well with the ornaments on the tree this year. It took him a day or 2 to realize they werent balls but once he did he really wasnt interested. Unless he was throwing a fit .. then all he wanted to do was grab an ornament off the tree in frustration. But I guess thats just Toddlerhood.
Freelands birthday was great. I think he felt very loved by everyone. Thank you to all of you who made it so special for him! I'll post pictures soon!