Holidays & Hello 2012

Wow. It’s hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone. As has the new year. I think I’ve almost got into the habit of writing 2012, though.

Ya know…when I was a kid, I used to think “old people” were crazy when they said that the years go by faster and faster. Now I know it’s true. I honestly believe those old people have brainwashed me…as I heard myself utter those words about years flying by to a coworker the other day. Darn those old people anyway! Funny too, how the concept of whose “old” changes to my convenience, too. But I digress. 🙂

Christmas was a fun time this year. Hunter really understood it (mostly). Although, Eric, Maddox and I waited and waited on Christmas morning for Hunter to come downstairs. When the clocks read 7:30 and no little eyeballs had peered around the corner, Eric said, “I can’t stand it! I’m waking him up!” He proceeded to get Hunter and carry him down the stairs, all the while telling him excitedly that Santa had come. Hunter sleepily acknowledged the additional presents under the tree and then reservedly agreed with Eric and I as we continued to state how “cool” it was and asking “aren’t you excited that Santa came?”

“Ummm hmmm,” agreed Hunter. Then he sweetly and softly said, “But, but…he didn’t take me with him.”

Ohhhhhhhh. Melt onto the floor…

I guess he must have thought that Santa was going to wake him and take him for a ride in the sleigh. 😦

Well, we quickly got Hunter interested in his stocking and all was right with the world again (thank goodness!). Both Maddox and Hunter were completely spoiled this year…we’ve got new toys coming out our ears, plus a number of Toys R Us gift cards to keep us busy for a while. What fun!

Meanwhile, Maddox has mastered the art of crawling, and seems to think it’s too boring. So, he’s already pulling himself up and wants us to help him walk everywhere. I envision him walking under his own power in the next month. Look out world!

With the winter season in full swing, we’re continually battling the cough and sniffles. It seems like my three Nelson boys are in a competition for mucus production. Sigh. We should own stock in Kleenex! Boy will it be nice to get everyone well again.

I hope you and yours had a happy, restful and joyous holiday season. Best wishes for an amazing 2012. Smile! 🙂

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