What a fabulous first Christmas we had here in Neverland! In fact, we’ve been having so much fun playing with all of PJ’s haul from Santa Claus that I haven’t had any time to write about it. I was planning to have him write you a diary entry about all his fun new things, but unfortunately my little peanut is sick right now and not feeling up to it 😦 He’s been coughing so much that he lost his voice, so we’ve been spending a lot of time just snuggling and mewing like a kitten (him, not me).
We started Christmas the Sunday before with a delicious brunch party at my brother and sister-in-law’s house. PJ loves any opportunity to be adored by his great-grandparents!
On Monday morning, PJ came to work with me for my company’s annual Christmas breakfast. He had a great time, and got to meet lots of Mommy’s friends. And he was very excited to see a good friend of his – Santa Claus dropped by for some pancakes!
On Tuesday, we went to my parents’ house for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner – lasagna! This was PJ’s first experience with presents, and he loved them. Of course he wanted to play with and eat all the wrapping paper, and he appointed himself the official taste tester of Christmas. He licked every single gift he got near, whether it was his or not.
He was a very good baby during Christmas Eve services too. He snuggled with his Nana, and as soon as he heard the childrens’ choir start singing “Away In A Manger,” he laid his little head right down on my shoulder and went right to sleep. (That song will be in our lullaby rotation all year long haha). He woke up just in time to see the dance routine a couple of the girls performed and was trying to dance along – I honestly don’t know where he gets that from, because his father and I have four left feet between us, but I’m thinking there will be dance lessons in PJ’s future. He was very excited when everyone sang Silent Night, since it’s another song he knows, and made me think fast a couple of times to keep him away from the candlelight part of the candlelight service.
You’ll have to excuse the lack of Christmas jammies on Christmas morning – we had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction. Who puts snaps on the BACK of a onesie, honestly? But even in his regular jammies, he had fun opening up his presents. Of course, he was more interested in the boxes and paper for the most part, but there was one big exception. Santa somehow heard that his very favorite toy at his babysitter’s house is a bead roller coaster, and brought him one of his very own! As soon as the paper opened up, he got so excited and tried to jump out of my lap to go play with it.
And here’s a little secret for Santa’s elves to tuck away until next year – IKEA. Their kids’ section is awesome if you are like me and not a fan of the ubiquitous pink and blue plastic junk that’s out there. Santa cleaned them out of soft toys, a road rug for PJ’s new play room, the famous bead roller coaster, a cool farm set, and has his eye on a neat wooden kitchen set with cloth food for next year! Here’s my favorite of the soft toys, because where else would you find a stuffed Big Bad Wolf that can actually eat Granny? Seriously. You push her in through his mouth and then pull his shirt open to rescue her from his belly.
Oh hi there, future therapist…ummm…crap. I swear he was laughing two seconds later!
We hope you had a very Merry Christmas as well, and PJ will come tell you more about his favorite toys when he’s feeling better!