This was the agenda on Saturday:
7-9 am: Breakfast / Shower / Get dressed (and get Swede dressed, which is more difficult).
9:30-11:30 am: Go to the library! Abel's first official outing other than the pediatrician.
12-2 pm: Lunch / Put Swede down for a nap / Fold laundry / Do some final online Christmas shopping.
2:30-4:30 pm: Put up the Christmas tree!
5-7 pm: Jonathan's parents bring Chinese food for dinner / Bedtime with Swede - Bath, PJs, Stories.
7:30-9:30: Take Gumball on a short walk to the mailbox / Get ready for bed / Read.
All my photos from the weekend are from decorating for Christmas on Saturday afternoon. Prepare yourself for the holiday onslaught!
Swede really liked decorating the tree... For about 15 minutes.
Abel was less impressed.
Gumball was the only one who would pose for the camera.
I love our new stockings! From The Colorful Chicken on Etsy.
We've been doing M&Ms in the Advent calendar for Swede... Very fun!
Abel's first Christmas!
On Sunday, Swede & I did some more holiday baking with my mom... Molasses Sugar Cookies this time. I spent all of Swede's nap obsessing over which Christmas card to choose from Shutterfly and which photos to use.
We didn't do anything after Swede's nap, which is retrospect was a mistake, but there aren't many options with a less-than-2-week-old baby and a still-recovering mom. It was a difficult afternoon for Swede, and consequently, for everyone else! The combination of waking up to early / being two years old / adjusting to the new baby / boredom from spending so much time at home lately... Is not ideal.
I'm about the finish up the day with some cookies and a Christmas movie... Elf, anyone???