No White Christmas this year, but plenty of traditions. And happy memories.
The dress Nana made Hadley during last year’s storm turned out to be a perfect fit (and in her 17th month she finally started walking). Seafood dinner at Papa and Nana’s on Christmas Eve. Bacon wrapped scallops? How is that not a Christmas staple. Candlelight church service (albeit interrupted with many snack breaks and “walks”). Everyone together in the pew for the closing hymn of Silent Night. A quiet Christmas morning spent around the tree, just the four of us. Santa coming through with the ambulance and stuffed alligator. Jason feigning surprise when opening the pancake flipper Carson told him he was receiving last month (lesson learned: don’t trust a three year old with Christmas secrets). Bread pudding baking in the oven. Afternoon mimosas at the Wakefields. Then over the river to a Christmas dinner at Gaga and Papa’s. Hooray for Secret Santa presents. And unexpected gifts. Like my grandmother’s apron. Here’s hoping it will improve my baking karma. Homemade potpourri sent from an old friend simmering on the stove for three days straight, enveloping the house with sweet cinnamoney goodness. Until next year…
Super cute pictures. Love Hadley's hat! Nathan was a shepherd in our church's Christmas Eve pageant. And he did pretty well keeping holiday secrets. Maybe 4 is the year they start to understand the concept of “secret.”
Ms. Magpie | New York, New York says
cutest hadley hat ever.