Friday, December 25, 2009
Well, here we are in Seattle and it is Christmas already. We have had a busy few weeks, moving from temp housing into our new house. Chris started his new job and seems to come home excited every night, which is nice to see! We feel pretty settled in already and every day gets easier. More updates on our move to come.
In the mean time, we wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We are having a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of good memories so far. On Christmas Eve we went to the famous Pikes Place Market to get fresh fish for our adaptation of the Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve dinner. We also went to church in the evening (we lasted about 40 minutes, which I was happy with). Since we didn't get home from church until late, there wasn't enough time for Nicholas to par-take in our "grown-up meal" so we gave him a very special Christmas treat of nuggies and fries from McDonalds. Nicholas loved it, I on the other hand felt very guilty! It was nice for Chris and I to have a very nice quiet meal of our own though, after Nicholas was in bed.
Yummy! My special Christmas treat, I was such a good boy at church!
My husband, the master chef..am I lucky or what!?!
This morning Nicholas woke up with lots of presents from Santa. It was great to see how excited he was. His favorite was his train tracks and his new train Gordon, who he said all day is the "strong engine" with crazy emphasis on the word STRONG! Thanks Mom-mom and pop-pop for the gift, you made his (and our) Christmas! Thanks to all the gifts from the aunts too! Here are some pictures from our eventful day.
Wow, did Santa bring me all of this!?
Look Daddy, my new trains!
Setting up my new train tracks
I even got some new books!
What's in my stocking mommy!?!
A new rug to drive my cars on!
Now my Thomas Train set is complete!
Yummy, Mommy made my favorite bannana walnut waffles for us.
Later on Christmas night...still playing with my toys...we made it a pajama day! I actually made it into sweats to go for a walk while Nicholas napped.
Whooo, what a day. Nicholas is in bed for the night and we had another seafood dinner of broiled salmon. Yes, Chris and I decided to go all out seafood holiday this Christmas since everything was so fresh at Pike's Place.