Holiday Wrap Up

Christmas with a two-year old is the best. Even my brother, the 29-year old too-cool-for-school bachelor, commented that the holidays are way better with a kid around./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/3e4/25668558/files/2014/12/img_2297.jpg

On Christmas Eve, we made the five-minute trek over to my in-laws’ house for some tourtière (meat pie) and gravy – one of the best perks of my new French Canadian heritage. Erin’s younger cousins kept Henry entertained the whole time. I wonder if we could hire them full time?/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/3e4/25668558/files/2014/12/img_2299.jpg

After putting Henry to bed, we got to work arranging all of the presents under the tree. I guess Santa also had a little too much tourtière because he didn’t even touch the cookies./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/3e4/25668558/files/2014/12/img_2208.jpg

Our little elf got into our bed around 3 (this is a new habit we need to work on breaking…) and woke up around 6:30. He opened his stocking in bed, and we finally convinced him to stop covering himself in stickers and come out to the living room.

Henry only had eyes for his train set for at least half an hour, but when he was ready to take a break, he meticulously opened one present at a time. He insisted that each toy be taken out of it’s packaging so he could fully inspect it. Needless to say, the rest of us were starving before Henry was halfway through his gifts. We took a break while my mom, brother, and I prepared the Jochems’ traditional eggs benedict./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/3e4/25668558/files/2014/12/img_2305.jpg

We went back up to my in-laws for Christmas dinner and several configurations of family portraits./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/3e4/25668558/files/2014/12/img_2304.jpg/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/3e4/25668558/files/2014/12/img_2298.jpg

The day after Christmas, we took Henry on his first international trip – all the way up to Montreal./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/3e4/25668558/files/2014/12/img_2308.jpg

And, that’s a wrap!

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