(And I realize that some day I might read this and be embarrassed if it seems a bit over dramatic. And that there are way worse things happening to people in the world than being quarantined to a warm home, with lots of great food, presents to open, and all of their immediate family members present. And knowing there are much worse things gave me some perspective for sure. But it didn't change that I felt sad to see my child sick, and was worried that at any moment someone else in the house would be sick, and super sad to miss Christmas at my Mom's and the other family gatherings we had.)
Michael and Benjamin went to big Mitchell Christmas for a little while and Iz rested and when she felt up to it, she decorated cookies for Santa.
After we got the kids ready for bed, I set the table for breakfast and prepped some food.
The kids ornaments for this year:
For the MLP fan
Isabella woke up first in the morning and we put up the last ornament on the countdown tree on her door and came out to the living room.
Benjamin woke up and joined us.
He did really like this Thomas set. (Note his goldfish box wedged between his legs and paci near by)
Michael's parents joined us for breakfast. I was very grateful that they braved the possible flu exposure to come and to have some family come spend some time with us on Christmas since we wouldn't be going to see anyone. And Dad came by in the morning and dropped off a Christmas feast of food Mom had prepared and our Christmas stockings. So we still had lots of great food for a Christmas meal.
Having an after-bath cookie, and a moment of feeling spunky. (Don't worry I have hundreds of outtakes of you Isabella that I don't usually post but will be ready for the moment they are needed for some senior slide show or something)
The day was quiet with lots of resting, and tylenol and ibuprofen for Iz and tons of supplements for the rest of us. It was for sure different than our typical Christmas week with lots of family gatherings. But I tried to still be grateful for the time together, just us, and the slowness of having no plans and time to rest. We have so many blessings and so much to be grateful for! Merry Christmas 2014!