Evans' second Christmas was much more relaxing and calm than her first. Her first Christmas was a very sleepless one as she was only a couple weeks old and not sleeping at all. This year was a whole different scene. We started off the festivities in Savannah with the Isle of Hope tree lighting. It was too cute watching her lead her daddy around to see the lights and listen to the live music and singing. She loves to explore and be on the go.
Throughout December, Evans made ornaments at her school for our tree. This one of her thumbprint was my favorite. How sweet a memory. I just wish it weren't breakable, hopefully it will last through the years!
The weather for the tree lighting was gorgeous. Not too chilly to enjoy the outdoors. Neighbors brought all sorts of goodies, and there was even hot chocolate, coffee and PIZZA (Evans' cousins Cooper and Jax were thrilled about that part).
In all honesty, after Christmas passes I am ready to take down the decorations and have a nice clean slate for the new year. However, I'll miss all the decor on Bluff Drive. The docks and the houses all lit up in twinkling lights is a sight to see. These porches were made for Christmas garland and bows.
We headed to SC to visit my parents and in-laws for the week of Christmas. Evans got to spend time with aunts, uncles, and cousins on my Dad's side she hasn't seen since the summer. She made herself right at home.
We went to Christmas service at my in-laws' church and Evans spent the morning in the nursery. She had fun and was worn out by nap time at Gigi and Granddaddy's. For lunch we all had Rush's, man I miss that place and their fabulous food fast. Evans loved it. She's got Carolina blood, alright. Downed an entire junior cheeseburger.
This picture just cracks me up. It's as if she's posing for a book photo shoot. About The Author.
Christmas Eve we spent at Gigi and Granddaddy's house. This was Christmas morning. Her bed head is pretty fitting for most Christmas morning pictures I've seen. She loved the Christmas tree Gigi decorated. I'm just glad she didn't break any of the ornaments she kept pulling off tree limbs.
On Christmas Day, my parents hosted lunch. How cute are these tree napkin folds? And so simple to do!
Since Evans is only one, we talked to Santa and decided he didn't have to visit her this year and he'd save the loot for when she is older and could grasp what was going down. She did get several new toys from family, though, and loves them all. I am guessing this is the last year Santa will get away with skipping our house. Wink.
The day after Christmas, Evans came down with one nasty cold that left her with a low grade fever and made her very cranky. I don't know if it is teeth or just a cold, but she was so miserable. She seems to be a little better now though, thank goodness. Hopefully the runny nose goes away soon. The weather in Savannah is sure helping! Yesterday it was 78 degrees and sunny. Today it's a little bit cooler, but still nice at 65. Now that Christmas is over, I'd love to fast forward to spring and summer. Bring on the heat!