We had a fantastic Christmas, just the three of us. It’s so hard to believe this time next year we’ll also have an almost 1 year old running around…
Santa paid us a visit and we weren’t exactly sure what Owen would think of it all. But he totally got into it. After Christmas morning mass and breakfast at our favorite spot, Owen came home to realize that Santa and his reindeer ate all the cookies and oatmeal and the milk was gone! He thought that was awesome.
Santa did very well stuffing Owen’s stocking. A toothbrush?! An apple?! We weren’t really sure about the toy pig, but Ham has become one of Owen’s most loved toys (he insists on holding it while he falls asleep, along with his beloved dog stuffed animal). The fat man scored some serious points with Owen. He was definitely a good boy this year.
The hot rod calendar has a couple Mustang pictures in it and he was pretty stoked about that, making Grandpa B proud.
New cowboy boots from Grandma and Grandpa S!
That evening we celebrated Christmas with friends over a huge dinner. It was a wonderful time and we’re thankful for our Korea military family.
Owen’s nanny (we call her Emo which means Auntie in Korean) came to stay with Owen on New Year’s Eve so Alex and I could have a day date. We had coffee peacefully and great conversation, ran a few errands and had lunch together. It was much needed us time.
The bright shiny new year came in pretty uneventful for us. I didn’t make it past 10 pm. The next day was a lazy day. I think we even napped right though the ball dropping at 2 pm (our time).
I’ve become quite slow (and huge) these days. I’m definitely feeling ready (and huge) and excited (and huge) for baby’s grand debut. The official due date is the 10th, but we all know babies arrive when they’re good and ready. I’m perfectly content with baby taking its dear sweet time. I’m enjoying Owen’s last few days as an only child with lots of playtime and snuggles. He’s such a mama’s boy and I’m soaking up every minute.
My parents arrived late Monday night and Owen was tickled pink when he woke up to them in his house the next morning. They’ve been inseparable ever since. We’ve been having so much fun introducing them to Korea and our new life here.
They’re handling the jet lag really well. I’ve been able to relax a bit more now that I have four extra hands to chase after Owen. My house is clean, laundry is caught up, and there are even meals in the freezer for Alex and I after the baby is born. My mom rocks.