this year the plan was to stay in denver and start all these new family traditions. this was the first year that we had christmas without the kids' cousins and grandparents. instead, this christmas was filled with the stomach flu! ugh! talk about awful! we kept thinking it was over and then another member would succumb. my christmas eve was spent hugging the toilet.
the kids, of course, still had a blast on christmas day and seemed to be over the worst of it. at the end of the day they did say, "wish we we could open presents with ellie and atticus."
so we might need to remedy that for next year!
on christmas eve day (before the stomach bug hit) we went sledding down a huge hill near our house. it was a beautiful sunshiney day and a fun way to start Christmas.
I also took Maggie to The Nutcracker for her first time. It was such a fun day together and I was so glad the stomach bug passed through her quickly so we could go enjoy it together! She barely blinked she was so into it!!!
At the Christmas Eve service, Frankie some how didnt make the family photo! She was there though!
Santa brought remote controlled cars! A big hit!
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