Christmas 2014

December 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

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We flew to Toronto for Christmas with my family on Tuesday. It was quite an adventure!

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Although Henry doesn’t fall asleep on planes anymore, he’s still a great flyer. Just watching the airplanes and trucks out the window is enough entertainment for him. (That, and having Dad blow his hair into funny shapes.)

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We celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve, as we have done for the past few years. My parents, grandparents, brother, and sister-in-law all came over to my sister’s family’s place in Oshawa.

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Ben answered the door for each arriving guest in his policeman’s uniform, to make sure we didn’t have any Christmas freeloaders.

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Henry enjoyed playing with his four cousins, but knew when he needed some alone time and would head over to the corner to look out the window at cars or read Goodnight Moon.

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My Dad wore a pretty amazing Christmas sweater, jingly bells and all.

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Jenn is still ruling at being a mom and her twins are so cute!

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It was so nice to be able to hug my grandparents after my uncle passing away suddenly a few days before.

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We packed everyone in for dinner at a big L-shaped table. 7 year-old Ben decided we should all give speeches afterwards. It turned into a teary, love-filled mess.

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And then Jillian brightened the mood by smearing chocolate icing all over her face. I love my family.

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Christmas Eve was full of video games with Uncle Ryan.

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Then the kids went to bed and we got goofy while the adults exchanged gifts.

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Christmas morning came far too early, but the kids were happy!

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All of Henry’s presents were a hit! Especially the stacking cups (and Grandpa’s nose).

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Boxing Day started with breakfast…

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…And grocery shopping. Henry rode in a shopping cart for the first time and loved it! It’s always the little ordinary things when you visit the suburbs, right?

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Later that day, we were so happy to have a visit from the Gordons. Blake and Henry “played together” aka stole toys from each other for a while. We also tried to take photos, but it’s not easy with toddlers!

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This is the best we got:

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On Saturday, we flew home – eventually. Let’s just say we have another challenging situation successfully completed in the form of entertaining a 1 year-old in an airport for 7 hours.

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Until he could finally fall asleep on the plane at 9pm.

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Although the trip was full of travel delays, toddler accidents, and majorly lacking in sleep, it was worth it to see my wonderful family. I hope you all had a great holiday too!

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