Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Morning

Recently I have been trying to come up with a list of pros for the age of three.  It has been a very hard task because three has just been the hardest and loudest year of Jonas' life so far.  Granted he has had a new sister to deal with but I do not think much would have been different without her.  So this morning was a huge one for the pro column.  I loved waking up and seeing Jonas come downstairs and just be amazed at the toys that were now there that were not there last night.  You could tell by the look on his face he did not know if he should be excited or a little worried.  After a little encouragement he REALLY got into opening , or as he says 'wrapping', his presents.  He has been so good on this trip and today was kind of like his reward for sleeping on the floor most of the time, skipping naps, eating meals at unusual times, having to use the gas station restrooms, holding it in the car, dealing with Tinzley being fussy in the car, and just lots of changes and and lots of people.  He is pretty amazing at adapting to wherever we are and getting along with whoever is around, if their ears can take him :)  I know I get so angry and annoyed and frustrated with him but he really is a GREAT kid.  I enjoyed this Christmas so much just for him.  It is the first Christmas in a probably my whole life I was not worried about what or how much I got.  I was just satisfied with the pure joy of Christmas through Jonas' eyes.
Tinzley was pretty cute too.  I had to wake her up so she could enjoy Christmas with us.  Did I mention we did not have to get out of bed until 7:45?  It was because I got up too, not the kids!  Tinzley liked all of her presents, especially the wrapping paper they were wrapped in and the boxes the toys came in.  She loved watching everything that was going on and of course watching Jonas unwrapping all of his presents.  Tinzley also has been one of the greatest gifts in my life.  She is so chill as we like to say.  She is calm and content MOST of the time.  She goes with the flow.  She enjoys her LOUD brother almost all of the time.  She has also been fantastic on this trip.  She has enjoyed her family and friends.  She loves watching people and loves meeting new people.  She has done pretty great in the car seeing as she has been in it for 25 hours in the last week.
This Christmas has really shown me how blessed our little family is to have each other.  We do not have much money, we did not have a big Christmas but we were so blessed by our family and each other.
I keep wondering what God has in store for me.  I keep wondering what it is I am suppose to be doing and then I have moments like today with my two children and my wonderful husband and realize this is exactly what I am supposed to be doing.


Ryla said...

I am so glad that Christmas was so wonderful!!