Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!

Ahhhh.... it's Christmas time...the BEST time of the year : )
After I get over the initial shock at how much needs to be spent on gifts, I relax and enjoy! I picked up a Christmas tree at Walmart yesterday. I decided to surprise Charlie instead of sending him out alone. Since Avery can't go, it's much easier for one of us to go than calling a babysitter so we can go tree shopping. Besides, I sent Charlie last year because I was tired and pregnant and he came home with an $80 tree that was 2 feet too tall. So, I decided it would be best to go ahead and do it myself this time :). It seems like I am already getting a little sad that Avery is on house arrest. Being around a lot of people at Thanksgiving was nice but it does make me nervous and (for the record) after our long weekend, Avery is now congested. Please pray this doesn't turn into anything serious! Some people probably think it's silly to be so protective over a 10 month old but it is very serious to us. I can't imagine breaking the rules and ending up in the PICU and that is a very real possibility with Avery's weaker immune system. So Thanksgiving, Christmas (and God forbid the doctor) will be the only times we venture out before April 1st. A week after that Avery will be chilling in Vidalia with Gran gran and mommy, daddy, nonna and poppa will be crusing to the Bahamas! We are so blessed because she is so perfect but I must admit I will breathe a huge sigh of relief and happiness when she is a 'normal' child and she can go Christmas shopping, out to meet Santa or to pick out a tree!

I am not going to let that get me down though because it is the BEST time of year! I love everything about Christmas: I love the Christmas carols on the radio, the beautiful decorations everywhere, the mall full of busy people, nativity scenes, buying the perfect gift, the Christmas play at church, the cold air, the hot cocoa and waking up to the smell of a fresh Christmas tree in the living room. I know I will add to this list as Avery gets older and I get to watch her enjoy Christmas. If she likes it half as much as her daddy and I, she will be very excited! She really seems to like the tree we put up and she likes eating the presents even more, which may be a problem if she starts crawling!

"I have an important call on hold, what is it now?!?"
I love this new thing she does...most of the time I go to get her out of the crib she is already peeking out waiting on cute! Talk about house least she isn't under crib arrest!


Cristi said...

Love the pictures of Avery by the tree. I am putting pics up of our tree tonight I think. Love yall.

Babymakes3forthesullivans! said...

You are not being paranoid. You are doing your best to protect her during this crazy, germy season!! Love the tree and glad Avery likes it too! Lexie won't get near it. I think she is wondering what kind of weird people put "trees" in the living room!! haha!

Stormie's mommy said...

Love the new background and love the pictures of that cutie in front of the tree.

Cristi said...

I love all these pictures! The new background is great. Did you have to pay for it????????

Michelle said...

I'm on BlogFrog and of course follow MckMamma so I found you there.. I'm expecting a baby Avery in January.. 29th I'm hoping... Isn't that funny? I only know one other person with an Avery.... Yours is too cute! Sounds like you get to enjoy your first holiday season with her

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh my gosh, she is so cute! what a little doll!

thanks for visiting me too, hope you come back! carnival is my favorite, we have been on lots of them... hope you get to try it soon!

smiles, bee

lifeasahancock said...

I don't know if I am a pro, yet, maybe after next year! Don't let Jordan fool you, she got lots of free stuff for waiting in line by herself! I hope you are doing good. Avery is precious!!

Daniel & Denise said...

I love the picture of Avery by the tree pulling the ribbon off the present!!