Monday, January 5, 2009
I can't believe that Christmas and Christmas vacation are already over with. We spend so much time preparing for Christmas - shopping, wrapping gifts, decorating, baking, making plans with family and friends and then so quickly it is done and over with! With our family Christmas covers a span of about 2 weeks. During these two weeks we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus' birth and with this includes a Christmas program at church, although this year due to the weather it was after Christmas, but it still reflected the true meaning of Christmas, of course! There was so much time during these two weeks spent with family members, talking, catching up and playing board games and cards. Hours can be spent just playing games together, we have so much fun! This year the Christmas season was even more fun with Allessandra! It was great watching her see her first Christmas tree and touch it. Wrapping presents took longer as she liked to help by grabbing the paper and crinkling it up! Allessandra was able to spend time with her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and usually smiling all the time!