Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Day

After my nap we FaceTime with the Isaac side of the family so they could see all of Kaellyns excitement.  So that was fun.  We had some lunch and then Kaellyn took a nap.  Then after she woke up we had Christmas dinner with ham and potatoes and peas.  It was delicious.  After dinner, we watched It's a Wonderful Life and then went to bed early.  It was a great Christmas day but I was ready for bed that night.

My new Juicy Couture pants

Afternoon Tea

Ready for a Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner

Cleaning up after dinner

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Morning

On Christmas Eve I told Kaellyn about Santa.  I said, "After you fall asleep Santa comes to our house and leaves a few presents for us to open in the morning". She totally understood what I meant and got very excited.  And when I told her we leave cookies and milk for him she wanted to make sure he got, "red milk".  Red milk is the whole milk, blue milk is the non fat milk and she prefers the whole milk.  So she went to bed very excited.  And about a half hour later she tried to sneak downstairs and asked for Santa.  I had to tell her he comes in the morning.

"helping" with the fireplace

Writing a note to Santa

Santa decorated her door!

One creepy present is trying to escape

On Christmas morning she woke up around 7:30 and came downstairs to get me.  She was so excited about the balloons she brought me upstairs to see them.  Then she saw all the presents under the tree and got even more excited!  I made all of us hot chocolate and we sat down to open our stockings.

After we opened our stockings we made a delicious breakfast of bacon, eggs, bagels with strawberry cream cheese, fresh fruit, and orange juice.  It was delicious. 

Eating too many grapes at once

After breakfast we finally let Kaellyn open her presents.  She honestly loved all of them.  When she got new pajamas she changed into them right away.  Then she got a new shirt so she put the shirt on.  Then when she got shoes she put the shoes on.  And so on.  She had asked Santa for a flash light so that was her favourite Christmas gift to play with. 

Outfit change #1

Changed shirts again

Megan had sent this to me

New shoes

Kaellyn had received quite a few puzzles because that is what she is into now.  So her and Briss spent some time putting some puzzles together.  And then she opened her BIG present.  Which was a baby doll set.  And she had the most fun putting the baby doll in the stroller and pushing her around.  Christmas morning was quite a fun and successful morning.  At this point my cold was coming back strong so while Briss and Kaellyn played with everything I took a nap.  It was much needed to enjoy the rest of the Christmas Day.

A very long video of Christmas morning

Day at the Childrens Museum

There is a Childrens Museum here in Erie that is a big indoor playroom full of science and adventures for kids to do.  It's great because in the winter time there isn't much to do to keep the kids entertained.  So my friend Jessica and her son Mason met up with us there last week.  This is the video I captured of Kaellyn

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Christmas Weekend in Buffalo

On Friday the 21st we packed our car and headed up to Buffalo.  There was a big snow storm coming in and the ride was a bit scary for about a half hour but we made it safe and sound.  I unfortunately, came down with a rather nasty cold so there aren't many pictures from this weekend.  We arrived at Bruce and Jessicas house around 8:30 and let all the kids play together.  They have 3 children (Devon 10, Andreya 8, and Callen 18 months).  We stayed the night with them and it was so much fun.

Briss balancing on the ball

The following day (22nd) we went over to Grandma Donna and Uncle Erics house to visit with them.  Kaellyn had a great time opening presents and playing with Uncle Eric.

After spending the afternoon at Grandmas house we headed over to Mike and Jills house.  I didn't get a single picture because I spent most of the evening and night on the couch napping and alternating between having hot sweats and chills due to my fever.  So I stayed away from people so they wouldn't get sick on Christmas.  But from the noise I could hear Briss and Kaellyn had a great time playing with everyone.  Kaellyn loves her cousins and calls them, "boys!" all the time.  

The following morning we went over and spent some time with Bob.  So it was a good and quick weekend to see family.  I however, was very grateful to get back home to my bed and start getting better quickly.  Hopefully, next weekend before the year ends Bob and Donna and Eric can come down and celebrate Christmas with us in our house and I'll be able to be social with everyone.