Friday, December 27, 2013

2013 Christmas Recap

We spent Christmas at my parents house in Northern Kentucky. I went up early on Saturday to help my Dad babysit Athena, my niece. My mom was in New York with her siblings and father until Monday, so I was helping to babysit Athena when her mom (my sister) was working.

I was terrified to babysit for long periods of time (as I'm not the best with kids), but Athena is adorable (yes, I'm biased) and she really is a good baby. She didn't cry or fuss at all. You put her in her crib for a nap and she just lays down and goes to sleep. And the same goes for bed time! I mean, what baby does that??

She'll be 2 on January 2. She's at a really fun age where she is repeating all the words we say and just soaking up everything like a sponge. It was great to spend some time with her!

Teaching her how to put on blush. Her Mom wasn't happy about that!

I showed her how to decorate the tree and she loved it! Kept saying, "more"! Also, if you get to the end of the video, you'll hear the dog bark and her scream, "NO BARK!" She really lays down the law, this one.

And here is me simultaneously trying to capture how cute she is repeating stuff while also attempting to prepare her for the "big dogs" arrival the next day.

Tim came up Christmas Eve after work with the dogs. While I love my pups, I think next year I'm going to board them for a couple days and not bring them. They are great dogs, but with a baby who is terrified of them, my childhood dog who does NOT approve, and no fenced in yard, it really makes for a stressful situation. Next year I don't want to have to worry about the logistics of keeping them separate every second of the day and want to just relax.

Luckily we can bring them with us to West Virginia because they get along great with the dogs there and both houses we visit have fences.

But anyways, it was a good Christmas and my favorite gifts were the digital picture frame from Tim for my office (we said we weren't exchanging gifts, just going on a date.. but he got me one anyways!) and a bunch of cold-weather running gear from my parents. Love it!

My company Christmas Party at a local winery.  

A way-too-excited-about-Christmas house near us.

Worn out from the festivities.

I just realized all of the pictures of us in front of the tree were taken on my mom's camera. So, who knows how long it'll be until I see those again! I'll have to add some when I get my hands on them!

Hope you all had a great holiday!

1 comment:

  1. Christmas party at a winery? Sounds like my kind of place!!


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