Friday, January 4, 2013

Part 11 - Happy New Year! and saying Good-bye

Our New Year celebration was pretty laid back.  In fact - we rang in the new year all snuggled in our beds.  We knew all the kiddos would be up early regardless and our guests had a long drive home that day.

Jacob and Scout shared many hugs before Scout left and they missed each other immediately.  

After they left we brought in the bins from the garage and started cleaning up all the Christmas decorations.  That is always a sad job but it feels so good once it's done and the house is clean.  Jacob was fairly traumatized when he woke up from his nap and the tree was gone.  He even sang a song about it at dinner: "No more Christmas tree.  No more Christmas tree. Why?! Why me?!  Why me?!"

Another sad time was when we said good-bye to our gingerbread train station.  Both boys took their turns eulogizing it and eating a piece of candy off of it before its demise.

That pretty much sums up our Christmas Vacation.  We hosted a play date with some friends yesterday morning but I forgot to take any pictures.  Now it's Friday - technically our last day of vacation.  We still have a couple things planned for the weekend but Joseph is excited about returning to school on Monday.  Mama is pretty excited about us all getting back into a routine as well.  Although it was really special having so much family time for a couple of weeks.