Monthly Recap: December 2017

Merry Christmas!

We had a fun December. Getting ready for Christmas is always fun with Gavin. Hanging out with a three-year-old is a sure fire way to get into the spirit of the season.

We went to see Santa twice. Once at a Breakfast with Santa and once at the mall. Gavin does great with Santa. All smiles. So, we got two cute pics with Santa this year.

Gavin and Santa | rainerlife.com

Gavin and Santa | rainerlife.com

Now that Gavin is a little older, I wanted to start an Advent tradition with him. Since we read a lot of books, I thought a bookish Advent would be great for us. I wrapped up 24 Christmas and winter themed books, and Gavin opened one each night and we read it. I didn’t have a particular order for the books, so we read which ever one he picked. It was a fun new tradition for us, so I think we will continue to do it in the future.

Advent book calendar rainerlife.com

While sitting in the pew, waiting for Mass to begin on Christmas Eve with Gavin, this happened:
Gavin: Ladies and Gentlemen.
Gavin: (a little louder) Ladies and Gentlemen.
Me: Shh.
Gavin: (holding Hymnal) Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to read you a story.
Me: (whispering) No talking. Be quiet or we’ll have to step outside.
Gavin: I’m talking to the Gentlemen.
Me: (whispering) That’s it. Let’s go.
Gavin: Sorry, Gentlemen.

Sometimes it’s hard to keep a straight face. As a side note, we were really early, so it was asking a lot for a three-year-old to sit in silence for that long, and still last through Mass. Also, fortunately the people around us were more amused than irritated by our chatty boy.

Gavin on Christmas Eve | rainerlife.com

We had a very Merry Christmas, and enjoyed a relaxing end of 2017.

One Comment

  • Beverly

    Gavin makes everything fun!!!! Loved his “Ladies and Gentlemen” – sometimes you just can’t keep a straight face… Christmas was wonderful

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