I love Christmas, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The days between Christmas and New Year just blend into one and it feels like time just stops for awhile. 2019 got a little rough towards the end, we lost a few loved ones and I've been dealing with some personal stuff. However, I was determined to give Blake an amazing Christmas, he's been so excited for every aspect this year.
We started off visiting some friends we haven't seen in a while. My friend and I are like sisters and she has a daughter than it only 10 months older than Blake. They've grown up together and they go crazy if they haven't seen each other for a while.
Next on the list was a super fun day, Cinema, Bowling and Pizza. I took him to see Jumanji The Next Level, a film I highly recommend. Bowling is always interesting, we are both very competitive and don't take to losing well.
Christmas Eve was a lot low key, the only places we went were a brief shopping trip to get the basics and then we went to church for the juniors Nativity. We attend church most Sundays but it's especially important to me around Christmas time. Blake is really starting to understand what it's all about and that makes me so proud. I hope he will continue to have faith as he gets older but I will understand if he doesn't, faith is very personal and isn't something that can be forced.
Films on the other hand............This year I was determined that he would fall in love with Home Alone 1 and 2. I've watched these every year since came out on VHS. I remember the year I got them for Christmas and I haven't stopped loving them since. Now Blake loves them too, he takes after his mother. I can't wait to watch them with him every year from now on.
That is basically our plan for the rest of the holidays, watch as many films as possible, eat far too many snacks and play board games. He received a few more for Christmas so we have those to add to the mix. We play board games for a few hours most weeks, it's one of our favorite things to do together. We have just over a week left before he returns to school, and while it gives me some space to be me, Blake really doesn't like it. He always says he misses me and it just melts my heart. It's just one of the many reasons I try and fill the holidays with as much fun as possible. Life is just too short.