The Holiday Numbers (Vol. 6)

by katelin on January 4, 2019

Well, hello there 2019. Good to see you already. I can’t believe you’re really here. I also don’t know what happened to December. In any case, the holidays have come and gone, but really, still kind of feel like they’re here (at least for one more weekend – and our house is still decorated). So with that, here goes my annual holiday recap of sorts:

Number of times I watched The Holiday: 5
Number of times I watched Love Actually: 3
Snow Days: Just 1. This year took no corralling and Riley was so excited to play in the snow. A kid next to him was helping him make snowballs (since I forgot to bring gloves) and Riley had a ball throwing them at the wall.
Books Read: 2. I devoured Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water and then Liane Moriarty’s newest Nine Perfect Strangers.
Visits with Santa: 4. Somehow we went to a few different events where Santa was present. Rhys was fine the first time and then wanted nothing to do with him from then on out, ha. Riley, on the other hand, cautiously told Santa his wishlist (an umbrella) every time he saw himUntitledNumber of times we danced to “All I Want For Christmas”: 7. At least. This song came on frequently and we danced to it every time, fake microphones in hand as well.
Visits to the Festival of Lights: 2. We were lucky enough to visit the Arboretum in the daytime with our Parent Ed class and again at night with my family. It was truly magical and so much fun to see all the light displays.IMG_7998Times I happy cried: At least five. Watching Riley get so excited about all things Christmas truly made me happy. The joy of seeing that Santa came on Christmas morning was truly priceless.
Times I actually cried: Probably twice. Once being when I thought Riley broke his arm and he was crying so hard and I got emotional. And sweet mercy, what are the holidays like without a trip to urgent care, right?
Number of sweets consumed: Not even sure this can even be quantified. There were definitely some days that my lunch consisted of just cookies.
Attempts to get this photo: 11. Seriously, getting a baby to sit still under a Christmas tree is basically impossible.UntitledNumber of Christmas books read: At least 40. Riley and Rhys both got a handful of new ones and we read Christmas books every day in December.
Times I stayed up past midnight: Too many. I stayed up late working or wrapping or doing cards or watching Christmas movies. I even made it to midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Family photos taken on Christmas: ZERO. Major fail. I guess I’ll just have to settle on our family pic from our tacky sweater party instead.Untitled
And how were your holidays? Good books? Snow days? Crazy Christmas garbs?


happy friday! 

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