2018 Christmas Recap

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At the beginning of the holiday season, a stranger told me that 4.5 years old is the BEST age for Christmas, and he was definitely right. I can’t even begin to explain just how much Quinn enjoyed the “Christmas holiday.” In fact, I’m still smiling just thinking about the wonderful memories we made together!

Above, Quinn is sprinkling reindeer food on our lawn before heading out for our Christmas Eve festivities.

Christmas Eve started at Funny Farm where we met Greg (Mal’s step-brother), Jen (his wife), and cousin Coraline to open presents and catch up.

Then, we were off to my Grammie’s house for her annual Christmas Eve party. Quinn was so excited to spend some quality time with cousin Matthew and Karli. The three of them were so cute together – they’re finally at the age when they can play together!

Quinn participated in his first Yankee Swap and scored a beautiful blanket for Mumma! 🙂

Grandma’s Christmas cookies!

Christmas morning started bright and early with stocking stuffers…

And COZMO!!! Quinn was PSYCHED about the mini robot that Santa gave him. It’s easily his favorite toy!

Other favorites: Remote control snake

PicassoTiles (set #2)

Mal’s favorite toy: Retro Mini Nintendo, which is actually really cool. It came with a zillion old school games!

My favorite gifts: This fuzzy sweatshirt from Quinn! (I wore it to the Harlem Globetrotters the other day.)

I also loved this Christmas pug shirt (below) and an overnight bag from Mal.

Christmas Day also included brunch with my family, Papi, and Lori!

And more presents!

And, finally, I’m sharing some photos of our Christmas decorations, so I can Google them and easily reference them for next year! 🙂

The end.

Question of the Day

What was the best part about your Christmas holiday?



  1. Aww looks like such a great holiday! My favorite part of the Christmas festivities this year was meeting my cousin’s new 4-month-old son! SO many baby snuggles were had 🙂

  2. I had a cookie-decorating day with my nieces and nephews a couple of days before Christmas! They had a great time and were way more creative than I imagined they would be. It was fun to chat with them and watch them interact without parents there to scold them 😉 I also played Heads Up with two of my sisters on Christmas night and we laughed so much.

  3. I couldn’t agree more. My son, also 4.5, really got into the holiday spirit. I found last year at 3 he didn’t fully understand the concept and so it wasn’t as fun to enjoy but this year was so much more magical and special.

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