Friday, December 31, 2010

on a holiday recap...

Ok. I know that it's been a while but there was really no way I could find time to sit down. Hard to believe huh? Honest. This holiday season was brutal. Not only did I just have no time but I didn't have much to tell you all. I feel like I've spent the entire month of December working. Being inside a mall is tough. I don't mind being busy but the holiday hours are what got me. Any who, I got through it and had a very Merry Christmas with my boys. Let me recap the last few weeks for you to get ya caught up...

Let me start out with telling you that just two days before Christmas Eve I got the 24 hours stomach bug. Boy was I sick. I was bed ridden. Bathroom ridden. On the toilet ridden. Not fun. I was miserable and I don't think I've been that sick in my whole life.
I am just thankful that I was back to my regular self once Christmas Eve came around because we were off for Sebastian's first Christmas surprise.
Toy Story 3 on Ice!
Family shot with Sebastian pointing to something very interesting and not even looking at the camera. Typical.
On our way to our seat.
Cotton candy for the show. I love Sebastian's face after putting a chunk of cotton candy in his mouth.
Sebastian was glued to the whole show.
Mr. Potato Head was my favorite. He was quite a character. His eyes kept falling off throughout the show and all the other characters took turns helping him grab his parts and sticking them back in the right place. It was very entertaining.
Buzz Lightyear had the best enterance onto the ice, coming from the sky with fireworks!
Sebastian's reaction was a mouth wide open and the word "Woooooowww".
It was a great show and would definitely see another one in the future. All three of us had a ball!

For those of you who don't know, we do our best to incorporate some of my Christmas tradition into Sebastian's growing up. And in my family, we celebrate Christmas on the 24th night. It really works out perfect this way. We get to have our little family tradition with opening presents on the eve of Christmas and then in the morning we wake up and head over to the in-laws.
After the ice show we got home and I got right to cooking. I wasn't able to cook my traditional Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage because I just couldn't get to the grocery store early in the week. Thank you stomach virus. Instead I just whipped up some breaded chicken and mashed potato's with asparagus. Pulled it together with what I had in my fridge. My boys were satisfied which is all I want.
I plopped Sebastian in the tub to ruba-dub-dub, meanwhile Bobby set up all the gifts under the tree. I know we are just so sneaky.
Stocking first.
Toy Story bubble bath was a good hit :)
Despicable Me is by far his new favorite movie. We have watched it over a dozen times since Christmas.
Daddy want to make sure his boy has a big boy football and soccer ball to play with.
Bobby and I did an awesome job keeping his grand finalle present for very last and well hidden. That bright and happy face is the first reaction to when he saw this...
Sebastian's first bike with training wheels. Toy Story themed :)
He had to watch Despicable Me on his bike with the helmet on the whole time. It was quite adorable.

When it came time for Mommy and Daddy to open presents Sebastian sat occupied with all his new toys. Bobby was spoiled with some new Fox brand sneakers, a $50 gift card to Summit Racing where he can put towards some new things for his race car, a new blue controller for his PlayStation 3 (now I can play with him :), and a new dressy pea coat for work.  I was spoiled with tons of new Bert's Bee's products. The face cream being my favorite (will give a full review soon). I got a lovely gift card to Amazon so I can buy lots of books! Always a treat. Annnnnnnnnd I got my sewing machine :) :) :) I am beyond excited.

Christmas morning was spent at Bobby's parents house. Opened some more gifts and had some breakfast. Christmas dinner was held at Bobby's Aunt's house down South Philly like every year. Dinner was great. I especially loved the Creamed Asparagus Soup and Twice Baked Potato's. Yumm!

Christmas is always a fun time of year. Although I do feel a hole. My family and friends out in Seattle are missing and it can get a little emotional for me. That gap is hard to fill but I try my best with calling my dad and talking to him as much as i can aso I don't feel so sad. Bobby even hooked up our web cam on Christmas Eve so my dad could see us on the computer. It was all Bobby's idea and I love him for it :) It was a nice surprise for my dad.

Lastly this wonderful Christmas Bobby and I were blessed by our guardian angels with a extremely generous gift towards a honeymoon. I am honored to have such amazing people in my life and can not express how grateful I am.

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