Not So Silent Night


We were invited to spend the night over at my parent’s house on Christmas Eve and we took them up on the offer.   Winter and Mitchell slept in the same room while Forest and I bunked up elsewhere.  Winter decided to wake us up at 5 am and she just couldn’t stop laughing when she realized that Mitchell was sleeping next to her.  I was already awake (because you are ALWAYS awake when you have a baby), so I joined their party.  So 5 am – 7 am consisted of lots of songs (sung very loudly), rolling around and laughing.  I don’t know why she was even excited; to be honest we didn’t really even explain the whole Christmas morning thing very well .


For the past month or so, Winter has pretended to play Doctor.  She would feel our foreheads, look in our ears, write down notes and give us shots.  So the doctor play kit she got was just what the doctor ordered (har har).   Every time she gives us a shot she tells us, “to close our eyes and think of something happy” (all you Daniel Tiger fans will recognize that line).

  Forest enjoyed his Christmas as well … his two pacifiers.  I just can’t justify buying stuff for a kid that does not care.  I thought I had done a good job with just buying Winter four gifts … but after Christmas I realized that she would have been thrilled with half that many.  Note to self:  simplify Christmas even more next year.

Introducing Dr. Sassypants

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You see that Instant Pot box?  Mitchell gave me a sweet pressure cooker and I gave him a sweet ice cream maker.  I think we have officially hit adulthood status:  both received kitchen appliances and we were both excited. 



And it wouldn’t be Christmas without some kind of weird family photos.

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Marc and Miriam Deru said...

Winter Man is the best! Some are just plain freaky. Love the one of you two, Mitchell is so pretty.

merathon said...

way to go, guys-- creeped me out once again!

Anita Preece said...

Erin, you crack me up. I look forward to reading your blog posts. Winter is so grown up. And beautiful! It sounds like you had a great holiday.