January 13, 2016

Christmas Eve 2015

Some day.  Some day I don't know when, Thea will actually sleep.  It has to happen.  Until then I'll be lucky to post my Christmas photos before February and my New Year's resolutions by April.  On the bright side, today I decided to make laundry a priority and did six loads.  Granted those six loads are now in a heap on my bedroom floor waiting to be folded, but whatever.  We all have clean clothes.  As close to winning as I'm going to get right now.

Anyway.  Christmas Eve.  I truthfully can't remember the last Christmas that we didn't spend in Omaha with my dad's family.  I know for certain we spent one Christmas in North Dakota, and one at home (I think?), but pretty much every Christmas memory I have is in Omaha.  But with a younger baby who hated the car and a brand new house, we decided to give staying home a try.  I'd be lying if I said it wasn't weird.  It didn't quite feel like Christmas Eve to not be at my uncle's.  But we still had a good time.

Christopher was working in the morning so the girls and I hung out at my parent's house.  The plan was to go to the 3:30pm church service, but Chris wasn't home and Thea needed a nap bad.  We ended up just staying in for an ever so fancy appetizer style dinner at my house.  It was fun to host a holiday dinner.  And by host I mean I made everyone come to my house because it was more convenient for me and my mom still did the cooking.  :o)  That isn't hosting?  Oh well.  Just like Thea will one day sleep, I'll one day learn to adult on my own.


After dinner the girls got their pajamas on and watched a movie.  Hotel Transylvania 2 of course.  Because clearly that fits the holiday.  Really they were totally killing my Christmas vibes but that is what they wanted.  Ryann loved leaving cookies and carrots for Santa and the Reindeer, I think Elsie was just peeved that I wouldn't let her eat the cookies.  Then off they went to bed!  Thea on the other hand was a punk and took forever to go to bed.  Surprise surprise.  While I was trying to get her down my mom was busy trying to finish up the new playroom teepee, my parent's gift to the girls.  More on that another time.

I'm not sure what our plans will be for next Christmas.  It was nice to sleep in my own bed and spend Christmas morning in a house, not a hotel.  But I miss all the commotion of being with the extended family.  Whatever we choose to do, I'm sure Christmas will be even more exciting with Thea toddling around!


Candence {The Lowe Road} said...

I'm pretty sure I posted this same comment when you blogged about Elsie not sleeping, BUT I would highly suggest reading the Moms on Call book. It was a life saver for me with getting both my girls on a schedule and sleeping through the night. By six weeks old they were both sleeping from 9:00 - 6:00 and it only got better from there. Now both girls (almost 2 and 3 years old) are both in bed by 7:30 and I've got the rest of the night to myself!

Tracey said...

I feel your pain. My daughter never slept. At 21 months I moved her to a toddler bed because I was tired of getting up every night to get her. I figured if she wanted me, she could come to me. Finally just before 2.5 years old, she started sleeping all night long. However, she now lies in bed for an got before she falls asleep.

HeR older brother started sleeping through the night at 6 months and he is out five minutes after his head hits the pillow. Every kid and adult is different when it comes to sleep. I have friends who are wildly successful women and don't sleep but a few hours each night. I comfort myself in thinking my daughter will be like them one day and be a CEO or even President!