The little dragons have been very excited about Christmas this year. They loved listening to and singing holiday music and discussing their wish lists. We put up the tree together and both were very helpful.
Christmas Eve was spent with Jimmy's family and we were out late as usual. On Christmas morning, everyone slept in a bit longer than usual and eventually headed into the sunroom to open presents.
Initially both were very excited and eager to see their presents. Maisie had to be restrained from opening everything, and James became very irritable and wanted nothing to do with opening gifts. He was not feeling well and was clearly not amused with our plans.
James had the ultimate meltdown when opening a new "Globey" aka the Global Glowball; he was crying hysterically and it appeared that Santa's gift was not a hit.
After a bit we decided to take a break from the presents and proceeded to eat breakfast. Things turned around after some waffles and we soon left the house for the rest of our holiday celebrations.
First we attended Christmas brunch with my family and enjoyed great food and company. The little dragons were still a little moody, but after a while they warmed up and played for the better part of the afternoon.
We then went to visit our friend Roger at his apartment, as he does not have family in town. The little dragons spent time chasing each other through the common areas and meeting lots of new friends.
We then headed off to the final party of the day: a Christmas Dinner with prime rib and other delicious foods at Jimmy's family home. The kids were not thrilled about dinner but ate a bit, then relaxed on the couch until it was time for presents.
We arrived home past midnight and were all extremely exhausted.
Here's the monthly update for the little dragons at 3.5 years old. I can't believe how much they have grown.
Book: The Night Before Christmas
Song: Holiday music
Show: Peppa Pig
Words: Watch what you say - Maisie will use all words she hears in a sentence, and it is usually correct.
Toy: Princess dolls, dress up clothing
Food: lemonade, cheese, cookies, pancakes, waffles, eggs, avocado, fruit snacks, blueberries, bananas, muffins, beans, rice, tortillas, quesadillas, Indian food, chips, brownies, candy
Animal: dog, kitty
Time of the Day: Cuddle Time
Activity: Cooking and washing dishes
Color: pink, purple
Clothing Size: 2T-3T tops, 2T PJ's, Pants 18 months to 2T (skinny waist and longer length), Shorts are 9 months and up.
Shoe Size: 6.5
Weight: 23lbs 6oz on 12/20/2015
Book: James and the Red Balloon
Song: anything by Caspar Babypants
Show: Elmo's World: Balls!
Words: James has a new joke: "Santa Clause is watching you poop". He is pretty hilarious.
Toy: Balloons, balls
Food: lemonade, grapes, meat, pancakes, waffles, snickerdoodles, chips, fruit snacks, peaches, applesauce, muffins, peanut butter, pasta, rice, pizza, chili, tortillas, cheese, quesadillas, Indian food, candy
Animal: dragon or bear
Time of the Day: Elmo Ball time
Activity: helping with chores, throwing things, and putting toys away
Clothing Size: 2T-3T tops, 2T PJ's, 18 months pants (skinny waist and longer length), Shorts are 9 months and up.
Shoe Size: 5.5, but with his fancy AFO's aka his "Green Ball Shoes" James wears a size 5.5-7 extra wide.
Weight: 23lbs 6oz on 12/28/2015