Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas and winter are two of the Plauschinat's favorite things...and we have had two recent weekends at home to enjoy them both.

Christmas is definitely our favorite holiday. Jordan was born three weeks early so last Christmas was spent in a newborn haze. When we left the hospital early this December to drive to CHOP, I was surprised by all of the Christmas lights and decorations that we passed…the holiday season had snuck up on us. So we spent the weekend of the 12th-13th putting up a Christmas tree and enjoying holiday music. So far so good with Jordan and the decorations…she seems content to only look at and not touch the decorations but she does have me walk around the tree with her a million times a day. I think her favorite decoration is a new one we received from my co-worker Mary Kay. It has four penguins on it holding a sign for 2009. I think she likes it because we sing Feist's "1, 2, 3, 4" song while looking at it…that only makes sense if you watch Sesame Street as much as we do :-)

I won’t say that winter is our favorite season (football in the fall!) but it is close. We absolutely love the snow and get as excited as little kids when it comes. The weekend of the 19th-20th we got 10 inches or so of snow. Awesome! We didn’t want to take Jordan out in the cold so she and I watched from the window as Craig shoveled and Nola ran around like a nut…Jordan was very entertained. (BTW, for anyone concerned about Craig’s back I did offer a thousand times to shovel myself!)

In between these weekends, Jordan completed round two of chemotherapy…and thankfully it was an uneventful hospitalization with only a little nausea. We did get to finally make use of the hospital play room across the hall and Jordan really enjoyed her time there. She especially enjoyed playing with the kitchen…which is probably because she is used to watching me make so many healthy meals for the family…ha ha!

We want to give a big thank you to Gram who recently went home after staying with us for three weeks. She was a great comfort and beyond helpful as we adjusted to Jordan’s diagnosis. Thank you Gram and we miss you!

Play room at the hospital

Jordan loves this Christmas carousel



Erin said...

Love the smiles caught on camera!! She's precious.

Allena said...

So stinking cute! I wish I could just squeeze her (gently of course)!!!