December Daily 22-25

Today I finally got all caught up on my December Daily and finished her up. :) Another Christmas recorded.

The past two weeks have been all about illness. We’ve all taken turns with this bad, bad bug…high fevers, sore throats, coughing, body aches. The boys and Dave had been battling if for over a week and I eventually was hit by it on Christmas in the evening. This illness is the pits. It’s definitely not something I recommend.

Anyway…back to the album. On Saturday the 22nd, Isaac stayed in his jammies all day and helped me wrap presents while Dave and Andrew went to see Wreck it Ralph and do some shopping. That evening we managed to get out of house to see some Christmas lights.

On Sunday the 23rd, Andrew built a chimney out of cardboard boxes. His plan? To be our family Santa. And in order to be Santa, he needed a chimney to go down…so he built one!

On Christmas Eve the boys and Dave were experiencing enough remission from their symptoms that we were able to spend a few hours in the city seeing the Christmas sights. We went to Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Station to see our holiday hot spots.

And then Christmas morning. The culmination of the Santa story that was brewing for us all season. Andrew and I were the first ones up and Andrew went in his room to get in his Santa costume. He climbed down his chimney, arranged the presents a little around the tree and then said to me “The only way that this will make sense is if I go back up the chimney.” By then Isaac was starting to wake and I asked Andrew if he wanted Isaac to see him. “NOOOO!!!! He can’t see me!!” So Andrew scrambled back up the chimney, took off the costume and met Isaac and I in the living room. I said to them “Guys, I think I just saw Santa!” “REALLY?!?!” Andrew asks. “Yeah. Did either of you see Santa?” “NO! I didn’t see ANYTHING!” says Andrew.

Turns out…the whole point…was that Isaac have a Santa come and arrange the presents…without Isaac seeing. :) And so that is exactly what happened. :)

And for the other Christmas pages I added some photos and a little bit about each of our Christmases.

And that’s a wrap! :)

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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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4 Responses to December Daily 22-25

  1. Rhona says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Robyn. I’ve loved seeing your December Daily progress – my photos are printed for the last week but not yet on pages – something I hope to complete over the next week. Our second granddaughter arriving on Christmas Day certainly put a different slant on Christmas for us this year :) Wishing you all the best for 2013.

  2. Plume says:

    Ah, we did exactly the same you did on Christmas Eve! lol Took the boy to Grand Central for some train action and then headed to Rockefeller to see the tree. And I love Andrew, such a clever and creative little guy. Beautiful album, Robyn. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. janel says:

    What a wonderful documentation of this special season. One would never know by seeing your photos that you all were experiencing illness. How special that you are close enough to be able to go to Grand Central and Rockefeller…a dream for me. LOVE the story about Santa and the chimney…and so creative and full of magic. I hope 2013 brings health, happiness and time to share your stories and memories. Thank you for making my Christmas a big more magical by seeing your December Daily.

  4. Mama V says:

    great pics! i spent a morning in the treat and release, too. a little birdie told me they save dave there as well. what a doozy!

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