I can’t believe it’s already been two years. People tell you time goes by fast and that your children will grow up faster than you think. So I don’t know why it’s catching me by surprise but it feels like yesterday that she was born.
Kelly and I decided not to have a large party and keep it just the us for Mc-family members this year. I was traveling in Chicago and booked an early flight to get home a little early to help Kelly with party prep, but O’Hare Airport didn’t take this into account. I was delayed three times leaving the airport and got home just before bed time. As I walked in the door Ellie ran up to me and said, “Da Da, cup cakes and presents!” Even though I was late we had a great time.
Be sure to look at the photos and video we made. Her Big present was a brand new Cozy Coupe. Now She and Mommy both have a “New Ca-i” (That’s Ellie’s pronunciation of Car). Ellie also got nice gifts from Grandma McIntosh and Grandma/Grandpa Tschohl. (thank you)
We had a nice Christmas and holiday season. For the most part we just stayed home and took it easy. We did had a fun Holiday party earlier in December and Kelly’s parents came to visit us before Christmas for a few days. As of the last couple years the McIntosh’s have a new rule about not trying to travel during the holidays with the two little girls. Additionally, since I work in online retail, it’s my busiest time at work.
The girls did a great job in their schools holiday pageant. Mia had been practicing her routine at home over and over in the weeks leading up to the show and we didn’t see anything out of Ellie. However Mia got a little stage fright in front of the 300 plus parents and family members and didn’t quite pull off all the moves. She tried her best though. But, Ellie stole the show. She did such a good job that all the parents around us were commenting on how cute she was and how well she stayed upfront and focused on the dance routine. (continue reading…)