Hello! I hope you all had a fun Christmas celebration. :) Arjay was on duty on Christmas eve and Christmas day, but we made it work so he can still somewhat celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with us. Instead of taking the minis to my parents’, we decided to bring them to the fire station so they’d see what daddy does during this time of the year.
Here’s The Princess waiting for her dad to pick her up. She and The Little Man spent the eve of Christmas roving around town to remind everyone about fire safety for the holidays:
The Little Man joined the morning rove on the 24th while The Princess joined the evening rove. It’s unfortunate that I forgot to take photos of them in the fire truck. They sure enjoyed giving out flyers and greeting everyone a Merry Christmas. I have a feeling one of them might follow daddy’s footsteps!
After a night with their dad, we headed home and went to bed after a quick story about Christmas and a prayer of gratitude for all the blessings we received. The minis woke up at 6 the next morning. “Happy birthday, Jesus!” The Princess excitedly said as she jumped off the bed. The Little Man followed suit and, holding hands, they went downstairs to see what Santa left under the Christmas tree for them.
This Christmas tree, by the way, is a special one because this was a housewarming and Christmas gift when we moved to our apartment last Christmas. We had nothing in the house back then but this tree and a sofabed–which is why it serves as a reminder for us to be thankful for all the blessings that came our way:
Under the tree were lots of presents, but they dug deep for the two with Santa’s note first. One by one they checked the note cards until they saw the ones from Santa. The Princess got a new Play Doh set she can add to her collection while The Little Man received a box of wooden blocks.
After opening their gifts under our tree, I helped the minis prepare themselves so we can drive to their Lola’s house where more presents await under the Christmas tree. Look at this little girl all dressed up in clothes she chose herself:
Special thanks to her Ninong for the cute bow headband that she adores. She said she looks just like Minnie Mouse now!
As expected, they received lots of cool presents from their Lola and Tita. The Princess got herself a laptop that she said she’ll use with me so she can ‘work’ while I work. The Little Man got a new drum set that went pretty well with his rockstar look for Christmas day:
Of course, not only the minis received wonderful gifts for Christmas. Arjay and I also got presents from friends and family! Here are some of them:
A gigantic jar of Gourmet Tuyo plus a jar of Bagoong Alamang from our good friend, Denise of Bebeng’s Kitchen. She sure knows how to make us SUPER happy during the holidays! :D
A journal from my best friend–who always, always, ALWAYS knows what I need! I’m beginning to believe that our minds are really connected. :D I will use this for the business stuff we’ll be discussing (so thankful I have friends that are willingly guiding me as I officially launch my business).
We received other gifts from friends and family–like an oil burner, a kitchen organizer, and many more useful stuff for our home, but I wasn’t able to take photos of all of them out of excitement. Hehe! No worries, all of those gifts found a special spot in our house already!
All in all, it was a pleasant Christmas celebration. It wasn’t as grand as our previous Christmases, but it’s a memorable one.
That’s our Christmas 2014. How was yours?