Ok, the holidays are over and we've all moved on to our New Year's goals. But I had to recap my holidays so I can remember them and wanted to share with you too!
Three days of non-stop gift opening is more than anyone could ask for, especially a six year old. So many people ask if Gav had a good Christmas, and yes of course he did! That child has more toys than the toy section at target + the electronics section + games + the pokemon section by the front of the stoor (if you have a boy you either know of or will be knowing of this section soon). This post is about me, Leah and my Christmas. And ... there's a whole lot of Hello Kitty involved.
I screamed for BF to stop the car as I ran up into a zillion dollar home's lawn in Meyers Park in Charlotte and got this great photo. BF stayed in his car, which he had moved to a side-street a block away. Possibly out of embarassment lol.
Fast forward to the weekend before Christmas (and forget about Hello Kitty for a moment, if possible!). BF knew my mom was coming to Greensboro to spend Christmas Eve with Gav and I and he hitched a ride with her.
As they were driving up to my apartment, I figured I should start cleaning or at least attempt to vaccuum. And then my vaccuum exploded.
Pretty sure that's what happens when you never change the bag. It exploded and a huge piece blew up onto my foot. There was smoke and fire. Merry Christmas to me, I hopped in the shower super fast and was going to run to Target and get a new vaccuum.
Welll.... I was running around too fast because I tripped over the vaccuum and broke my toe. Not like 'oh i walked into a table leg, my toe hurts.' Like legit I can't walk and can sort-of hobble but am in crazy pain with a purple and blue foot level broken. But I got a new vaccuum at target and my floor's cleaner than ever now. So it's a good thing, in a way (and almost 2 weeks later, still have a purple foot).
That morning my co-worker brought me an apple that she turned into a candle holder like she saw in Williamsburg. It's really cute! We went to Starbucks, you know, keeping it festive because we had to be at work on Christmas Eve and it was rough.
The pizza arrived partially cooked but still needed to be baked longer and they included more sauce for the top. Gav sat by the oven and waited for 30 minutes.
Finally it was done!
(Chicago deep dish pizza is the one with sauce on top. It doesn't look like much but OMG best pizza ever!)
After dinner, we of course checked NORAD, the website where you can track Santa. He was getting close, so Gav had to jump into bed so he could get his gifts from Santa.
The above photo is an 'after' shot.
This year Gav insisted that Santa wrap gifts. So yes, his gifts arrived wrapped. BF has Gav walking out in the morning and whispering "Thank You Santa!" sooo cute!
My mom got me lots of HK awesomeness. Here is BF's foot, and he's covering up my broken toe on my right foot, it was gross. BF's wearing one of my HK slippers from my mom. I need to set up all of the HK awesome I received and show you all a pic. I don't know if you all could handle it, though...
Gav went to his dad's house and celebrated Christmas with his dad's girlfriend and dad. I didn't tell them a time Gav had to be home. I wanted Gav to enjoy his dad without feeling rushed, something I always felt growing up and spending Christmas morning between two houses.
BF and I got Gav back later in the afternoon and we went to BF's house to exchange our gifts there. BF had Gav and I wait in my car while he went in and 'got everything ready.' He said he would get Christmas music on, get the fire going in the fireplace and then invite us in.
BF had been working on my gift for weeks. He said there was glass, wood, paint, he had to cut things, measure things, etc. He complained his hands hurt, he had to keep going to Lowe's to buy more supplies, etc. His computer died about a week before Christmas and he was so upset he had to borrow a computer to get it all done.
I was 110% I was getting a dollhouse. From his description I had painted a picture in my mind of how it would look. He was cutting the glass for the windows. He was painting the outside. He needed to print wallpaper for the walls. And when he went into his house early, I thought he was turning on the dollhouse's electricity. .. maybe?
But I was wrong. It was a Hello Kitty Inflaitable instead!!!!! BF got me walking into see it on video, it's pretty funny. Gav ran up and hugged HK and I high-5'ed her hahaha.
Oh! And BF had been working so hard on... a custom skateboard for me!
Check out how he cut my name and HK on the top part.
He painted all my favorites on the bottom side of the deck.
The only problem is that it's so nice I'm scared to mess it up. I love the size and shape, so this one will be going on display and I'll get another one to actually ride.
Our New Years was super low-key. Like Gav fell asleep on the sofa, BF and I fell asleep watching Anderson Cooper & Kathy on CNN (I refuse to watch anything else if I'm home on New Years. It's always a hot mess and didn't disappoint this year. Ok I did fall asleep...) I woke up just as I heard the ball dropping with 5 seconds left. I woke up BF and then we went back to sleep at like 12:30am. New Years on a Monday night = no bueno.
How were your holidays??