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Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone!! I hope your Christmas/winter holidays were wonderful, and that you're enjoying 2012 so far!

Our time off was wonderful - it was so nice having my parents here, and Evan just loved being the centre of attention of four adults. We didn't do anything extraordinary during their visit, but perhaps that's exactly what family time is all about. We talked, played cards, ate, went out here and there, and were constantly entertained by Evan. He was really into the gift opening this year, so Christmas morning was amazingly fun.

Fig. 1: Ripping into one of his gifts!

He has even started walking with a walking toy, and we can tell he really wants to try walking on his own, so we'll see how long it takes before he's running around the house like a crazy person!

Fig. 2: Evan with his new truck, which he can either walk with or ride on. He loves it. Thanks, grandma and grandpa!

Is it just me, or do other people get post-Christmas blues? I find it sad to take down the decorations and lights, and to say goodbye to family and friends. It's like all the happiness and magic of the holidays transitions into weeks or months of bleary, grey, winter. Everyone goes back to life as normal, back to the grind, back to the same-old. It always puts me in a bit of a funk. This year seems to be particularly bad - I've just had this overwhelming sadness sweep over me from time to time over the past few days.

That being said, the time off was nice, but I think we're all ready to get back to our usual routine. Evan thrives on it, and we basically lost it during the past two weeks. I'm sure the daycare staff will be having to correct quite a few routine slips this week!

How were your holidays?