Saturday, November 28, 2009

Commencement of Christmastime

A lot of terribly exciting things happened this week into the weekend. Before I get to that, a quick update. Lydia has continued to have seizures. They are manifesting in a new way now. Her eyes get really wide, her head and tongue twitch and then she starts to scream. It's starting to get really upsetting to us, because even though we've been told she isn't aware, she seems so scared when they happen. We would ask you to join with us in praying that the seizures would stop, but if they don't, please pray that the Holy Spirit will be present with her and that she would not be afraid while she seizes.

OK - enough sad. Here are some fun things we did this week!

We started off by going to Jones Tree Farm to get our Christmas tree! We weren't sure if we would be able to bring Lydia, but we tested her out in the Baby Bjorn and she was quite comfy! It was a little drizzly, so she was covered in a blanket and then waterproof jacket to keep her dry.

We found a perfect tree, despite the rain!

Sweet girl with the Christmas trees!

Then came the decorating. Lydia was a little tired post-Thanksgiving, so she chilled on her pillow in her AWESOME hat made by her Aunt Carola.

We got out our stockings made by Lydia's Great-Grandma Richards, and we were so happy to hang up Lydia's stocking with ours this year!

This is Lydia's first Christmas ornament, given to her by her Grandma and Grandpa Huff.

These are all of our "Baby's First Christmas" ornaments. Mine is the pink one in the back, Lydia's is in the middle, and Micah's is the white one in the front.

She was really excited, as you can see.

All of this preparation was necessary because we had a very special guest coming to visit Lydia all the way from THE NORTH POLE!

And he brought his lovely wife!

Smooches from Santa.

This was one of those things that I really wanted to do with Lydia. Thank you to Paul and Anita...I mean Mr. and Mrs. Claus... for helping us to make some incredible Christmas memories that we might not have had otherwise!

1 comment:

  1. Praying for Lydia! It sounds like you'll have been having so much fun :)