And then it never happens....
But we did get some snapshots of Christmas that I guess will just have to be sufficient for now, until we can get family pictures done once again and hopefully before 'you know what freezes over' :)
|Blurry pic, but you get the idea...|
|Christmas Eve PJ's..|
|Chase checkin out his new Hulk that talks to him and smashes stuff|
|What I wouldn't give for a fireplace! Chase wanted to warm his hands by the "fire" on Christmas morn.|
|Have you ever been to the Bellagio Conservatory at Christmas time?? It's the best thing to do in Vegas that's freeeeeeeee.|
|The tallest Christmas tree you ever did see indoors!|
|Huge hanging snowflakes|
|This was Allie's favorite part!|
|Allie loving Christmas morn. With her magicians thumb on!|
|Allie participated in her 2nd piano recital earlier in the month. She played A Whole New World from Aladdin and did superbly!!! Pictured here with her piano teacher.|
|Rudolph's nose really does glow|
|Christmas morn breakfast!|
Christmas this year was great because we could see the progression in Chase from last year. It seems each year, he gets a little more interested in Christmas. This year, after opening a present, he'd investigate it to see what it was all about. He enjoyed the places we went, and the people we saw. He doesn't have to say it for us to know it. Autism is such a tricky thing. You could have 2 kids with autism in a room, and they could be polar opposites from each other but still have one thing in common, autism. They have enough of the "symptoms" to be label with autism, but that could be about it. Chase would be none the wiser if we gave him no presents for Christmas. (We would never do that of course, that's just mean!) But those things mean nothing to him. He would never get jealous of Allie and what she was given. Or if she had more presents than him. He doesn't understand what's going on, he's just happy to be there and we're happy and blessed to have him in our family.