Friday, February 3, 2012
After we got cleaned up from Christmas Morning we headed over to my moms put the boys down for naps and got our contribution to Christmas lunch ready while we waited for everyone else to get there.
Of course River didnt take a long nap. So that didnt last long until we were back at it again. This year Eli, River & Wylders cousin, was also there so it was all about the kiddos. I loved it.
There are a ton of pictures. Its always nice to be able to be there when the entire family is all together. Normally we are in Erie just skyping telling everyone hi so I especially enjoyed seeing everyone in person this year.
Freeland's mom & Carl also drove up to spend the day with us. It was nice having them there with everyone else since we arent able to drive down to Houston as easily!
Get ready for the most adorable thing you've ever seen:
look at that butt!!!!
my goodness I love that boy and his eyes!
of course I find my nana just handing him sweets .. as many as he wants! lucky little boy!
conversations around the table!
and then the gifts (read: chaos!) started:
these are blurry but so worth it:
he LOVED his woody toy!
Wylders stocking that my mom stitched him! (with a puppy on it in honor of the dogs! ;)
River helping pop open their big gift!
I love these of River outside with the big kids trying to figure out how to fly the plane!
And then we spent the rest of the afternoon chasing River around while he went cray cray! He even asked to lay down midway through the afternoon. He never went to sleep but I think it helped. That night when we put him to bed Im pretty sure he was up until 10:00 running back & forth in his pack n play going nuts just trying to wind down! That kid had the best day ever I tell ya!
It was a wonderful Christmas being all together and seeing all of our family all in one day! What a blessing. Im going to try not to think about the fact that Im not sure when we will even be able to do that again and just be thankful we were able to this year!