Katie’s First Christmas

We had a bit of a whirlwind right before Christmas this year and if you follow me on Instagram then you know that our Christmas week was thrown out of whack by a stomach virus that Katie picked up.

The Friday before Christmas was Katie’s last day at daycare. I picked her up at lunch time, brought her home for a nap, then we were off to my sister’s house for dinner & presents with them and my mom. Katie ate dinner with us, loving the prime rib, asparagus, and especially the wild rice. Girl was taking handfuls of rice off of my plate! Katie got her first round of awesome gifts – the Chicco Baby Jogger (a walk-behind toy), a ball-popper, and bead maze. She loves all of them! Savannah really likes the ball popper, too.

Saturday was a low key day where I made 10lbs of mashed potatoes for our next Christmas gathering on Sunday, Christmas Eve Eve. Sunday was another great Christmas gathering with my dad’s side of the family. Katie did great, despite taking only a 30min nap in the car on the way there and missing her afternoon nap.

Unfortunately, Sunday was the last day that Katie was healthy. She woke up on Monday sick with a stomach virus that hung around until Saturday. Add in some teething and a nasty diaper rash and things were less than fun. We still had a really nice Christmas and Katie has just about mastered the walker. We have to help her steer it but she’s not falling down as much.

Katie also decided that she would start standing up using anything that was at least an inch off of the ground. And that she would start standing without holding on to anything for about a second before falling.

Regardless, Katie’s first Christmas was pretty great but next year should be even better!


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