I know it's already the first week of January but I just finished putting together a little video recap of our Christmas holidays from videos mike and I took on our iPhones and I wanted to share it before it's Valentine's day! I've only done a couple of these videos now, but seeing how much June has changed in these clips from just two weeks ago reminds me how great it is to have stuff like this recorded. This first year goes by so fast and the changes are so subtle at the time but seeing them here now is already pretty priceless.
We spent the majority of the holidays between Christmas and NY's at my parent's place which unfortunately I didn't take a lot of video of. Lesson 82 of being a mom, always take more home videos, amiright? We got a decreasing amount of sleep as the week passed and by 11:50 pm on NY's eve we were huddled in a room in Mike's parent's cottage, a hot sweaty mess of tears (me, not her) from teething and lack of sleep. In those moments I was petrified that we'd never get back onto a routine but one night back at home and things were back to normal. Which reminds me, I really need to practice letting go in 2016 ;) It was a lovely holiday regardless, but it was a lesson for me to remember that it's way better to just go with the flow.
I know Christmas is generally great but is there anything better then watching a baby look at Christmas lights? Or a new toy? Or picking them up out of their crib on Christmas morning? I'll remember this Christmas as the one where June sat at my feet as I wrapped, constantly intent on pulling herself up on my legs. We did a lot of shopping trips alone just her and I - the look on her face in the video as we waited in Best Buy is priceless...in a nutshell; notimpressed. It was SO warm here. On Christmas eve it got up to plus 16 and we had a crazy fluke windstorm in which our neighbours pergola flew over and knocked over our fence. And then our power went out for two hours and we were hosting a Christmas eve party so that was kinda unfortunate. But everything worked out in the end. And now we have SNOW! We got heaps of it about two days after Christmas and we took the kiddies out for a sleigh ride at the cottage.... again, more for our sake's then there's but I'm sure they'll thank us someday ;) I think my favourite part of the entire season, was realizing that this is our family; it's our little unit and we get to start all these cool traditions and make life for Juney exactly what we hope for her.
I hope everyone else had a great Christmas as well!! Thanks for coming on this journey with us :)