I thought I would update on all of the going on, mostly focusing on Christmas happenings since I know my in-laws would like an update :)
Monday night we did stockings since we were taking off first thing in the morning. It was fun. I got tons of makeup and candy (does my husband know me or what?) and Drew got movies as well as some random food items. Joel got some toys and a cute new binky holder. I'm not going to lie, for his birthday I may regift him some of the gifts we gave for christmas. I"m cool like that. :)
Tuesday morning we had quite the hoopla getting Chester ready to go to doggie daycare. This is what we get for being late getting his vaccines up-to-date. We dropped him off around noon and then headed to my parents place.
I love Christmas with my family. We did our finger-food dinner for Christmas Eve then sang some carols and then read the nativity story. Christmas morning Joel let us sleep until 8:30 and it was wonderful then we ate breakfast, sorted presents, and got to unwrapping them. We always open one gift at a time, watching and seeing what other people get. It makes it more about giving and less about getting that way I think.
|That was one stocked Christmas tree|
|Joel and Lilly "sharing" before present opening|
|Christmas PJs! Drew and I were ying and yang with our Diet Coke/Coke shirts|
|Pre-presents energy drink for Mr. Joel|
It was a ton of fun seeing what everyone got and getting things from people. Joel was into the whole thing for a little while but then he just wanted to play with everything. Between he and Lilly, we had some pretty tired kids by the end of presents.
|I was trying to take a picture of my dad's present but then suddenly this head appeared. Photo bomb!|
|Joel's first gift to open!|
|I'm too sexy for my bow, too sexy|
In the end, Drew got a bunch of dvds and music. He also got some nerf guns that by far overshadowed all other gifts. They're for work because apparently they have nerf gun fights all the time there and he can only watch. No more though, he will be a fighting machine now :)
Joel got some clothes, books, and toys. He got a riding zebra thing from Grandma and Grandpa Goodrich that both he and Lilly quite liked. He can't ride it by himself just yet but give him a month or two and he'll be riding that thing all over the place.
|As soon as Joel fell off the first time Lilly was right there to keep the zebra going.|
|He wasn't quite sure what to think of it when he first got on|
|But then he warmed up to it!|
|I definitely got spoiled! Especially love the recipe book with all of my mom's recipes|
|Drew's "fantasy football" shirt is epic. I also got him a mug that looks like a beer mug. You can put liquid in the mug but it still looks like there's beer. It's for work too since they call Drew's workspace "Drewskie's Pub"|
|Joel had a pretty good first Christmas I'd say.|
|Uncle Colton got him a safety gate that we can use on our main-level stairs since it'll be safer than our current make-shift gate that we have now.|
|Cute PJs from Grandma and Grandpa Madsen!|
|Yup, I'd say he loves his horse.|