Sunday, January 08, 2006

Kaitlyn's First Christmas!

Well, the Holidays have come and gone. Time to catch you all up on what happened.
This year we spent Christmas day in Calgary. We went down there on Dec 23. It did not quite feel like Christmas, as there was no snow, however we all made the best of it. On December 24, Christmas Eve, we went over to my sister's place for dinner. They wanted to go to mass, so we went, however the church was so busy that we had to sit downstairs in these rooms that had the service projected on to screens. After mass, we went back to my sister's place and had dinner and played Trivial Pursuit. When we got back to my parents it was quite late, however I still had time to start our first Christmas tradition. I read Kaitlyn, Twas the Night Before Christmas before we went to bed.

We got up christmas morning and there was just me, Anna, Kaitlyn, My mother and stepfather. Before we opened our presents I started our second tradition and read to Kaitlyn the Jesus's birth. We then opened our presents, and Kaitlyn seemed to enjoy things, but she is still too young. By 10:30 my sister, brother in-law and their 2 kids, came over and we opened more presents. Kaitlyn was handed a present and then started to suck on it, while my sister helped her open it. Alex and Anthony had a lot of fun with Kaitlyn, holding and playing with her. We all just sat around and played games or talked until supper was ready. For Christmas my mother and step father had bought Kaitlyn a High Chair, and she sat in it for the first time during supper. After supper we all sat around the fire and and talked. Kaitlyn got alot of stuff for Christmas and our thanks goes out to everyone who got her a gift.
On Boxing day we took Kaitlyn to the mall, well actually to Future Shop and Sport Mart. It was zoo as to be expected but we had to go. The rest of the day we spent around the house, we played Rummy-O and Kaitlyn slept while daddy worked on Papa's computer. We left Calgary @ around 5 pm to go back to Edmonton, and stopped in Lacombe to see Great Grandma and Grandpa Anderson. We did not stay too long as we had to rush home, and pack to go to Regina on Dec 27. When we got back to Edmonton, we went to Anna's work to clean. My sister and her family were in town and they invited us over to my cousins place. We stayed there and visited for a while. then we went home, packed, did laundry and went to sleep. Stay tuned for the next chapter in our holiday story.



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