Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Hyper Happy Merry Christmas

Dear Maya,

You have been a totally crazy kid lately. Hyped up on glitter, Christmas lights, wrapping paper, chocolate, giving and receiving presents, and excited expectations for the holiday and your birthday. So many of the pictures we've taken in the past week and a half show you spinning or in motion and quite a few are blurry. Mommy's happy that you've caught on to the joy of the season, but we could all do with a little less hyperactivity. I guess that'll have to wait until next week after your birthday, though. Sigh...

Last week we babysat your cousin Grace one day. Aside from lots of spinning and running around you were very good. Gracey was teething so she had a rough patch in the afternoon but you were so helpful in bringing her bottle over and patting her head when she cried.

Last night we celebrated Christmas Eve at our house with Kelsie, Shawn, Grace, Bobbie and David. At first you helped hand out gifts by searching for letters of the alphabet, but soon it turned into a frenzied unwrapping session. Afterwards we Skyped with Grandma and Papa Stan while Baby Grace jammed out on your piano, the adults fought over your new toy guitar, and you climbed in and out of the little 'dwelling' that Uncle Shawn and David made for you out of cardboard boxes. It was a fun time.

This morning we went to your great-grandparents' house for Christmas brunch. There was so much good food, as usual, and you loved your new table and chairs from Nanny and Poppy and your arts and crafts set from your Great Uncle Jerry and Aunt Kim to name a few. After all the eating and the opening of gifts, we got to enjoy another of your dance performances to Nanny and Poppy's digital player piano. It's so funny to watch you get so into to music by Chuck Berry!


Well, mommy's headed to bed early. Merry Christmas and love you, my almost-3-year-old!

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