Tuesday, December 27, 2005
The Christmas spirit ... Or bribery
We finally got Alden to hold Lucy. I have been trying for quite some time to get Alden to sit in his chair and hold Lucy on his lap. And no amount of bribery or candy could convince him. But somehow on Christmas Eve he finally agreed to do it. Maybe it was the Christmas spirit, or maybe it was because Alden is beginning to love Lucy.... Or perhaps it was just the chocolate bribe. No matter what it was - I finally got what I wanted. A bunch of shots of the two of them... And they were even in matching pjs thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Steed.
Alden said a few cute things. First one while Regan and Alden were delivering the last of the Babkas (Ukrainian Circle Breads) on Christmas Eve, he said at one of the homes "Trick or Treat." And secondly when we were getting ready to act out the nativity - just our little family, I asked Alden who he wanted to be. He said "I'll be Mary." I told him I was a girl so I'd be Mary and he could be Joseph or a wise man or a Shepard and he said again "I'll be Mary." :) What a funny kid.
It was a wonderful Christmas, simple and quiet. But a wonderful family Christmas. And I hope all of you had the same.