Christmas was so good to us this year. I just know that having four little children in our home will go down as our very favorite Christmas memories.
One thing I was so surprised by this year was how fun it was to see little boy things under our tree! This whole boy world is just so so new to me. I’ve never in my life lived with a little boy until now, so each new detail is just so new and wonderful. My heart was bursting at the little toy trains, wooden cars, non-pink fabrics… it was almost too much for me to handle. Maj didn’t even know what to do with himself Christmas morning. I think his favorite gift was a new “boo” (what we call favorite blankets around here). He has gotten pretty attached to one of the girls pink blankets with silk trim around the edge, so Santa brought him a grey one so he can be seen in public with it. ;) He has taken right to it! I have the blanketest kids, I swear!
This was the first year our big girls got different things from each other, and I worried a bit about jealousies creeping up, but of course I worried for no reason. They were thrilled for each other and have been so gracious about their Christmas gifts. My mama heart has been overflowing with love all week long. The magic is still very much alive for our sweet girls, and I am milking every last drop.
Grae.. my goodness. Our very own little “Cindy Lou Hoo who was not more than two”. Mr. Miller and I have decided that there is nothing as magical as having a two year old at Christmas time. For the weeks leading up to Christmas when we’d ask Grae what she wanted from Santa Clause, she would say “A present!” and when I’d push further and ask what kind of present, all she wanted was “Madam Gazelle” which is Peppa Pig’s school teacher. OF COURSE, Santa delivered. At the Christmas Eve party, she could hardly wait for her turn to sit on Santa’s lap. She followed him around with the biggest grin she could muster. Mr. Miller and I were absolutely dying over her adoreableness. It was so fun waking her up Christmas morning to tell her that Santa Clause had come. Each morning since, she asks “Mama, did Santa Clause come back?!” Oh we love that little girl.
Mr. Miller and I agreed that this was probably our favorite Christmas to date. We really have grown into our roles as mom and dad, and so enjoyed having FOUR children to celebrate with this year. We really enjoyed this holiday season, and my heart was really full ending the year this way.
Mostly I’m just so grateful to be the mom of this family.