Luke’s first Christmas was a success!
We went into without any expectations, because we just wanted it to be fun. Andy and I got him a few gifts… the grandparents, nanny and uncles took care of the rest. The house was full of people and the feeling was good.
I was a total parent with the video and still camera going while unwrapping the presents. Of course, we knew Luke had no idea what was going on. He was more excited about the wrapping paper than what was in the paper, but it was still fun. Luke made out like a bandit. He got lots of books, stuffed animals and other toys. Some of the books he got were favorites of mine and Andy’s when we were kids. I know we’ll have fun reading them to him.
Yeah… Christmas was relaxing. We cooked and baked, drank and ate. We played “A Christmas Story” for my dad, who has to watch it every year on TBS, despite the fact that my brother and I bought him the DVD years ago. He got silly and danced around with Luke, who seemed to smile the entire weekend. My brother got to meet his nephew for the first time and grinned from ear to ear. My mom’s eyes lit up as Luke giggled when she talked to him, and she hugged him close. Andy and I exchanged knowing looks often and nodded, because we realize how good life really is with our little boy.
Today, I’m exhausted, despite having several hours of uninterrupted sleep last night. Andy, who couldn’t sleep, and I are walking around like zombies. We’re hoping to recover tonight. Luke, who was so excited all weekend because of all the people around, finally took a really long nap this morning. He seems to have bounced back from his overtiredness pretty quickly.
This weekend, New Year’s weekend, it’s just us. It will be nice to have another long weekend and have the house be a little quieter. At least, that’s my hope. I know I have a ton of projects on the list… maybe I’ll be able to knock a few out over the next several days. I had my weekend off… now it’s time to look ahead to the new year.