Sunday, November 30, 2008

We played hooky...

After a long night with two sick children and Macy's (and our) first experience with night terrors (thanks to Justin's DNA) we decided not to take our children out into the blizzard to attend church and thus infect the other child attendees. So while we played hooky Macy and I decorated our house for Christmas. She was very helpful with the Christmas tree ornaments and I am sure you will be able to pick out the spots on the tree that the did. She also insisted on dressing herself this morning as well...

Its been so much fun with her getting to really experience and understand Christmas this year. We watched the Polar Express Friday night and she loved it. Justin also bought her the Christmas TV Classics Movie pack at Costco the other day and she keeps asking to watch the "Reindeer Show" again. I love taking her out and seeing her get excited over Christmas lights and trees that are everywhere. She has figured out that Santa brings her presents on Christmas and also that Christmas is Jesus's birthday. She's been excited to go on an airplane and see her grandparents and aunts and uncles. But as far as she is concerned, the cousins are just competition for attention.

We are excited to see you all in a few weeks and I hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

8 comments:

The Beals said...

jaynas girls got night terrors from watching polar express! Grace kept dreaming that grammys cat 'special' was driving the train! And I think macy's tree ornaments were lovely! We miraculously made it to church today, but we were still in a food coma so it felt slow motion!

cant wait to see you soon!

Auntie Nancy said...

Night terrors are the worst! I still remember the first time Marina had them. It's easier when you know what's happening though. But sharing Christmas and Christmas traditions with our young children is so wonderful. Enjoy the holidays. Will you be in Utah for Christmas?

Rebecca said...

When are you cazies gonna be in Utah? cause we would love to hang out. Call me and let me know. I am jealous of your christmas fun. i need to do something Christmasy already.

Nate and Taryn said...

Tayla has had night terrors too! Hope they don't happen too often:( We are excited to see you too!

The Hemming Family said...

We just watched Polar Express for the first time the other night too, isn't it just so so much fun to see the twinkel in their eye when you start to talk about Christmas? It's only gonna get better too, soo lovin' it! I hope everyone is feeling better!

brie said...

aren't night terrors awful? caden got them almost every night from like 9 months to 18 months. he'd wake up hysterical and literally doing the scariest most desperate scream i'd ever heard. it was so hard to get him to actually wake up and realize he was home and safe. i hope that this stuff doesn't continue!!!

Stephanie said...

I love it when they start understanding Christmas...that is so much fun!!!!

the mortensen's said...

Night terrors? YIKES! Poor thing. Liv loves Polar Express. It's the greatest!