Let me start by telling you that our Holiday season started with great saddness.
My Darling husband lost his dad on December 13, 2009 and we lost a beloved Opa and Father In law. Dad had been sick for sometime but as we always called him "Felix the Cat" because he defeated death time and time again. Not knowing how long he would be with us, we headed to Florida for Thanksgiving and I am so glad we did because it turned out to be the last holiday we would all have together. We noticed the huge change from the last time we saw dad and even though, he was already fading, we were able to spend some quality time with him. Most of all, he got to spend sometime with his favorite little man.. Casey. My only regret was that try as I may, I was unable to get a picture of the whole family one last time with dad.
Though our heart is heavy for the loss of our beloved Dad / Opa, we knew that we still needed to make Christmas Majical for Casey. Christmas Eve, we spend the day together just enjoying some much needed family time. We took in a movie "The Squeakle" and then enjoyed a nice meal at the "OG" for those who dont know the OG, it is better known as the Olive Garden, our little man named it the OG. Then it was off to viewing the beautiful Christmas Lights before we put Casey down before Santa made his way to our house.
Christmas Morning came early.... Little Man woke up twice before the sun. So we told him to go back to bed until the sun came up..... oh I must say the sun barely peaked out
and he came running in the room... " I got 11 presents, hurry come see.
So there was no more excuses for us.. we got out of bed. I must say the smile on his
face as he opened his presents was so what we all needed after the last few weeks. Even though he did not get everyting on his list, he said "This is the Best X Mas ever".