This holiday season wasn't as great as it normally would be. The past three weeks have been filled with illness and infections. Backtracking to my last post, I was blessed with a UTI on Thanksgiving. Only days later, Sean came down with a small cold that spread like wildfire throughout the house. Everyone except myself caught it. (It was a miracle I didn't.) Even Sammy had a nasty cough. My poor baby boy had his first illness. It was heartbreaking, but he fought it like a champ. Around the same time Sean caught the cold, he also developed a boil on his lower back. Of course Mary then caught the infection and ended up with three, one her side, one her tailbone and one on her inner thigh. The one on her side was huge and scary looking. I had never dealt with anything like it before, so I was pretty worried. It took two weeks to get rid of them and she still has small outbreaks from it now. A week ago, Cian cut his finger open and didn't bother to tell anyone. That turned into a boil as well, and spread to his leg, on the side of his knee. By New Years day, it was 10 times worse than Marys. He had a slight fever as well. So Sean took him to an urgent care. The doctor didn't seem too concerned, but did give him two antibiotics and a shot in the butt. Cian has not taken any of this as well as Mary. He has been the biggest baby about it, lol. All of this has made the holiday season a bit stressful. Between playing Santa and doctor, I have been running ragged.
For Sean and I, she bought a red professional pots and pans set. A red yogurt/ice cream maker. I really nice knife set along with new cookie sheets and utensils. Last, but not least......an Xbox 360 with Kinect and the Disneyland Adventure game....THAT WOMAN IS CRAZY!!!!! I love her to death, but she's still crazy. I won't even go into what she bought my Dad, Aunts Rene and Doreen and Jazmin. (She got her the Xbox Kinect and Nintendo 3DS) She decided this was going to be the last Christmas she would go crazy with.
The girls made out with lots of dollhouse stuff, princess jewelery and even a vanity. (which they fought over) The favorite gifts were the dollhouse and the Disneyland Adventure Xbox game. Mary and Lizzie love that they can hug and dance with Minnie Mouse and all their favorite princesses.
We had a yummy turkey dinner with all the trimmings and our wonderful landlady Keiko cooked us a delicious prime rib and brought it over for dinner. She has been such a blessing in our life and come to think of her as part of the family. (Sean goes over to play Wii Bowling with her a lot. Not too shabby for an 82 year old women...lol).
All in all, it was a lovely Christmas. The best part, we aren't broke in January this year...lol. I'll leave this with some photos from the gift opening!!