Monday, December 12, 2011
I blame it on my Dad. And Chevy Chase. I get so geeked up at Christmas it's laughable. I am one of those people that will turn on the radio station that plays Christmas music 24/7 before Thanksgiving. I am also one of those people that is very big on tradition. Sometimes I feel sad that we do not celebrate Christmas in Sterling anymore and my grandma is not around to be with us, but I know that lives change and we just have to make new traditions!
So of course with a new baby, we're already starting new traditions- or CJ just becomes a part of old ones. Every year one weeknight in December, the Leesburg fire company drives one of the trucks around the neighborhoods with Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph waving to everyone standing out in the cold waiting for them. We all waited in the living room until we finally started hearing the sirens get louder...
This past Saturday we had 3 parties to go to and CJ did great. I made sure that he still got his naps, and he made it until 10:00 before a meltdown. Such a proud mommy of a party animal! One of the parties we went to was something that I've done almost every year since 1998- and that his watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" with my VA PepBand friends. CJ was pretty into it for at least the first half-
One of Kevin's favorite traditions is having an advent calendar every year- you know the cardboard ones that have the crappy pieces of candy? I decided to get him one that we can use every year, and I fill it with different types of candy. Maybe some year he will let CJ open the doors and eat the candy!