Dave is HOME...no more Syracuse! Let the holidays roll! Dave met us at the ward Christmas party and Addison was squealing she was so excited to see her Daddy. The primary was in charge of organizing the ward party this year. It was a good learning experience and I am glad it is over. I carved my first ham and it wasn't half bad. I was in charge of a little craft for the children and it was a hit! It was a Santa bag puppet with a cotton ball beard. It helped keep some of the chaos down and the kids that fun. We all came home exhausted and Addison had found her second wind during cleanup and starting running around the gym yelling.
We got up today, and I put the finishing touches on our traditional orange cinnamon. They were yummy and I am sure Addison will like them more as she gets older. She preferred just the oranges:) Dave opened our 2012 ornament which was a Buffalo Bills snowman. He was thrilled:) Addison was a very careful present opener. She would peel one tiny piece at a time and hand it to you while saying, "Thank you!" Needless to say we opened presents for a long time. Her Grammie and Papa dropped off Christmas when they were here a month ago. Addison got some great church books, a shapes movie and a fun latch puzzle. She insisted that she watch the movie in her "chair" while playing with the puzzle. I made a little play dough mat booklet and Addison loved it! My parents gave us a beautiful Book of Mormon in large print that we will treasure. Thank you Grammie and Papa! We head out in the morning. Let the relaxing begin(once we get past the plane ride...)!