Meet the McNeil Family

Meet the McNeil Family

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Recap

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We spent Christmas day in VA. We woke up and opened presents. Oliver was thrilled with the act of tearing open the wrapping paper to see what was inside. He was very excited to get a Thomas the train set and a Handy Manny tool set - I think those were his favorites. Waverly was excited to see a "Jo-Jo's Circus" t-shirt, a bunch of new DVDs and some new clothes. Waverly doesn't really get the concept of opening gifts anymore, which always makes birthdays and Christmas a little sad. Then we had a wonderful lunch, before packing up the car to drive up to PA.
We have been up at my parent's house for a few days. My sister and her family also came down. Waverly & Oliver both really enjoy their cousins and are having a lot of fun with them. Waverly tends to just wander around a lot...not too much interaction or playing. She likes to watch the other kids though and is always up for a movie. Oliver will be 2 in just a few short days and he is into playing with everything. He is having a ball.
Oliver hasn't been sleeping well. I took him to the doctor this morning and he has a sinus infection. We also called our ENT and it looks like Oliver will be getting his adenoids and tonsils out soon. He has really started snoring the past few weeks and it is effecting his breathing at night. It seems one of the kids is always sick with something.
I was expecting Christmas to be more emotional for me this year. I think it never really felt like Christmas - it came so fast. I think the Disney World trip was a nice distraction. While still a very sad holiday for us, I think we were able to enjoy the moments we have and celebrate our 2 wonderful kids.

2 comments:

pknelson said...

I am so glad that you had a wonderful trip to Disney World and a memorable Christmas! You and your children continue to teach me. Today the lesson was to celebrate each other and celebrate each day the Lord gives us. Thank you Waverly and Oliver!

Misty said...

Thats the key, enjoy the moment. It is really hard to say because we tend to think of the future but... just enjoy the moment. We do not know what tomorrow may bring. I am so very happy that you all were able to enjoy the holiday with family. With love, Misty, mother to Will www.miracle4will.com