Apart from birthday celebrations in the family, Christmas is my most favorite of all occasions. There’s just something about Christmas that brings the kid out of me. I have to admit though that a few years back, I didn’t really feel like celebrating Christmas at all because of all the bad things happening in my life. But, because I had kids, and I was always determined to make Christmas a happy season for them, I always end up feeling better too.
Christmas is definitely in the air now. You can’t help but see Christmas decor and lights almost everywhere. And of course, being the kind of mom that I am, I always take the opportunity to take photos of all things Christmas-y. Just look at these photos below.
This one was taken one weekday morning at Santana Grove in Sucat. These Christmas trees weren’t even properly placed yet when I found them. I just had to have Ziggy pose with them. Since he’s almost three years old now, he recognizes Christmas already and gets excited about it too. But he didn’t want to pose alone here and so he asked the hubby to join him although he tried (unsuccessfully) to hide. Haha!
These next two photos were taken one Saturday when we went to SM with the in-laws. As it turned out, it was the same day of their Christmas tree reveal and so we were able to see and enjoy part of it. Shown here are my kiddos with their cousins and my sister-in-law, Cris, and of course, Santa Claus!
These next two were taken after the hubby and kids fetched me from Blogapalooza. We had dinner at North Park first at Market, Market then had decided to have dessert at Venice Piazza.
For sure, we’ll have more Christmas-y photos during the next several weeks. Truth be told, I’m feeling a bit sentimental and emotional about the holidays as usual. Being a blended family during the holidays is not easy. We have to share Zoe and Ziya with their dad and his family too so we don’t really get to spend the entire holiday season with them. The fact that hubby has to work during Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve makes everything that much worse.
You’d think I’d be used to the situation already. After all, this is not the first holiday season that we’ll be spending like this. But, it still hurts. I still cry. I still wish that things will be better next year. Maybe it will be but maybe it won’t. But, each year I suck it up. There are far worse things in life. At least, we still get to spend some of parts of the holidays together.