Christmas Recap

Yes, I know a little late!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is enjoying the end of 2011. Anyone else in shock that this year is almost over? Let’s make the most of 2012!

Anyway, onto our holiday recap. We had such a great Christmas!
We spent the 23rd and 24th with my hubbys parents, ate out at a Thai restaurant yum! and opened presents. My hubby and I weren’t going to exchange presents this year or so I thought, he surprised me with an iPad 2!! (love)
Mason was so excited to leave cookies and milk out for Santa. Kids make the holidays. Christmas eve we let mason open a pair of pjs, read ’twas the night before Christmas, and watched polar express as a family. What traditions does your family have for Christmas eve?
Christmas morning Mason gets up and says “lets see if Santa came” and the excitement on his face was priceless. The kid got lots of presents and much needed presents. And he got so excited when he looked on the plate and saw that Santa ate all but one cookie πŸ˜‰

We changed it up this year instead of cinnamon rolls for breakfast I made overnight frenchtoast. It was delicious but a little too sweet you really didnt have to add any syrup.

We spent the rest of the morning/afternoon cleaning, preparing for dinner and playing with our new toys!
We had my family total of 17 of us over for Christmas dinner. The food was perfect, the company was great. We played games, opened more gifts, and stuffed our faces.

Christmas morning
Family Christmas party
Can you tell my kid LOVES superheroes?

Mason update

I thought I would do a post all about Mason.
3 1/2 next month

-Starts preschool in 2 weeks, pretty excited!
-He is obsessed right now talking about butts, poop, all the potty talk
-Can snap his fingers now
-Loves anything to do with music, the human body, ride his bike, Wiggles, helping cook
-Random times in the day he will ask me “How is your day going?” or “Tell me about your day.” It is too cute
-He had to have special made arch support in soles for his shoes, darn flat feet
-His fav song right now on the radio is “Tonight, Tonight” by Hot Chelle Rae. He loves singing it anytime we hear it
-He’s been very emotional and whinny lately, I don’t know if it’s this age or what
-Wears size 5T clothing and 11 shoes
-Fav color is yellow, fav thing to do is “play with my friends”
-Can count to 15 on his own, ABC’s but needs a little help around P

My little guy is growing up too quickly. I will try to post more about all his stages and his likes/dislikes.

We’re back from Bandon

We got home last night, had a fantastic time, Bandon was beautiful and got some peace and quiet. But I did miss my little guy.

We left Friday morning, stopped in Portland to try some of the famous Voo Doo Donuts. My first one was the voo doo doll, tasted like a normal grocery store donut and also a little old so wasn’t too impressed TIL I tried the maple bacon YUMMY! Is all I’m going to say.

6 hours later we arrived in Bandon. We played on the beach, ate a lot of food, flew kites, shopped, I found my first piece of sea glass πŸ™‚

These 2 shells I actually found like that on the rock, someone must of left them πŸ™‚
Heading home, we ran into a lot of traffic and there was one point we got a little lost. We had gps on our phones and it told us this road “seven devils road” would lead us to the highway we were supposed to be on. Well, this road turned into a dirt road and we traveled on it for a good 30 minutes, lost cell phone service, I was so freaked out couldn’t stop thinking of the movie “Wrong Turn”. Scary! 
Home sweet home! Now I need to get cracking on my never ending to-do list πŸ™‚