It was a wonderful holiday for us. Christmas morning Alex, Lili and I woke up and drove down to Becca's house to meet Becca, my Mom and Paul, and my Dad and Amy. I am still in awe that my divorced parents and their respective partners can not only co-exist in the same room, but be friends and share holidays together. All the tumultuous high school years during their divorce I NEVER would have imagined us all in the same room laughing over the presents we got each other. That is the truest testament to healing and forgiveness I have in my life.
Anyways. It was such a warm (emotionally and weather-wise)day together. Breakfast, stockings, big dinner that took a good amount of the day to cook... We waited a little too late in the pre-nap day to open presents and Lili was a little fussier than I wish, but it was still fun. She is enjoying her new books and toys now. Being a parent and grandparent just keeps getting better and better it seems.
(If you look at the first picture you will see that Lili befriended a red pepper on Christmas. She carried it around and kissed it for hours. One of those completely random things that leaves you mystified!)