Tuesday, January 1, 2013
We had a wonderful Christmas this year and I'm happy to report that both kids were well our entire holiday vacation. We all were for that matter, a small miracle. We arrived in Cape Haze on Sunday and just spent the day visiting. The kids made ginger bread cookies with Grandma on Christmas Eve. They both thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, especially the decorating.
Grandma made us a yummy ham dinner that evening and then the kids got to open up one present each before going to bed. Connor picked out two of the cookies they had made for Santa and then we sprinkled some ‘magic reindeer food’ outside to help guide the reindeer's to the house J
I can’t begin to describe the look on Connor’s face Christmas morning but he was speechless. I didn’t get a picture because I was busy filming it. Below is a short clip John took with his phone. They each opened their stocking and then we had breakfast. After breakfast we opened presents. Andrew just moved to New York and couldn’t be with us this year but was able to join us via Skype. He was also able to give us a tour of his new apartment, all 500 square feet of it! Gotta love NYC!
That evening we had another delicious meal, this time Grandma cooked turkey. It was such a fun and relaxing day with the family.
We only stayed in Cape Haze until Wednesday. We wanted to get back and enjoy some of our time off from work at home. This may sound awful but we sent the kids to school on Thursday and had a fun day just the two of us. We went shopping, had lunch and even saw a movie! I can’t even remember the last time we went to the movies. The kids were actually very excited to go to school and play with their friends so we didn’t feel too bad. We are paying for it after all, they may as well go ;)
I hope you all had as wonderful of a Christmas as we did. You can view the rest of our pictures here. There are quite a few to go through....over a hundred actually. I had a hard time cutting down as I know there are a few of you that want to see all of them. Enjoy!