More than any other year, Christmas has snuck up on me. Which is not to say I'm unprepared. In fact, all presents are here, wrapped - including stocking stuffers for both my family and Jeff's! It just feels like we deserve another week of holiday spirit before it's all over. Edie has been an absolute delight this month. We rented The Polar Express last night and watched it for our Friday Movie Night.
Reading this book is probably in my personal top 5 childhood holiday memories - we read it frequently as a kid and I always felt like the story was super magical. I've been reading it with Edie since last year and she also loves the story. Watching the movie last night was THE BEST. I've never seen her so engaged/invested in a plot line before and I feel like anything I say to describe the experience will sound uneventful. But it was one of those unexpected parenting moments when you feel all warm and fuzzy and try to memorize the way everything looks and feels so that when you're old and telling your grown child about their childhood Christmases, you can include this story accurately.
We hung all our holiday cards today and our family cards arrived this evening for addressing.
Edie had her first taste of Eggnog last night. She said she wouldn't like it, but as you can see, she had a Green Eggs and Ham moment: