Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

We left bright and early Christmas Eve day and drove 9 hours to my parents’ house in Ohio.  The kids did pretty darn well considering we only stopped once for lunch.  The DVD player we had installed in the van 2 years ago that we’ve never really used did come in quite handy this trip! 

We made it to my parents’ in time to eat dinner, get dressed, and head to church.  Again, the kids were great during the service.  My mom and niece entertained Lindy the whole time and I held Will.  He was whispering, “What’s that?” and it was so cute.  It’s nice to know he knows how to be quiet when he needs to be!

Christmas morning was a lot of fun with four little kids.  Santa found all the kids in Ohio.  My sister, her husband, and her two kids were here (Hayley is 6 and Rylee is 1).   We opened gifts, had an awesome prime rib Christmas dinner, and rocked out to Band Hero on Christmas Day. 

And of course we headed out this morning for some after Christmas sales!  I got the kids their own little Christmas trees to decorate next year, can’t wait!

The kids found their last chocolate in their countdown calendars on the car ride to Ohio.DSC_0449DSC_0450  Opening one gift on Christmas Eve.DSC_0452DSC_0451 Santa presents for Lindy and WillDSC_0464The kids waiting on the steps. Will wasn’t much into waiting though.DSC_0469DSC_0474DSC_0473DSC_0475 DSC_0478 DSC_0481 DSC_0484 DSC_0487 DSC_0492 DSC_0493 Can you find Lindy and Will in all those presents?!DSC_0499 The kids checking out Elmo.DSC_0506 DSC_0515 DSC_0529 DSC_0531 DSC_0545Rocking on the Band Hero drums.DSC_0561 Nana and Papa’s house means treats we don’t normally get at home!  White doughnuts and cheetos!DSC_0568 DSC_0569

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Second Christmas and Mimo’s Birthday Celebration!

This afternoon we headed to Waxhaw to celebrate Christmas with Mimo, Aunt Anna, Uncle Ed, Jamie, Corbyn, and Molly.  We stuffed ourselves full of appetizers and had a good time opening presents.  The kids are really starting to get the hang of this present thing.  I had to stop both kids from opening other people’s presents!  They got lots of neat presents that we can’t wait to play with. 

In addition to Christmas, December 24th is Mimo’s birthday!  We had scrumptious cupcakes to celebrate.  Lindy and Will both enjoyed a little of Mommy and Daddy’s cupcakes.  Lots of “mmmmm’s “ were heard while eating cupcakes! 

Can you believe all these posts?  Don’t get used to it!!  This would be the mother of all posts if I didn’t split these up!  Enjoy a few more pictures from tonight’s festivities.

Aunt Anna gave the kids cool Appalachian State University jerseys.  Maybe one day we’ll have some Mountaineers on our hands!DSC_0380DSC_0381DSC_0390DSC_0400Mimo opening her Mimo ornament.  DSC_0416Will opened a box that had a pair of jeans for me in them.  Later I opened a box with this cool outfit.  Mimo mixed up the boxes.  But I think I’d look pretty cute in this outfit!DSC_0424Ed gave Mimo a toilet brush as a joke and Will thought it was the greatest gift ever.  He drug it, pushed it, and carried it around the rest of the night.  What ever makes you happy Will. DSC_0409 DSC_0429Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday dear Mimo!  Happy Birthday to you!DSC_0433We told Will we were going to take pictures in front of the tree and he ran over and stood by it, next to Corbyn.  He was ready!  Will looks SO little!DSC_0437Mimo and her grandkids.DSC_0438Mimo and her kids.DSC_0440Mimo and my kids!DSC_0443

Appointments and Our Christmas

I need to do a regular post this week to write about the kids appointments.  And the kids opened their gifts from us this morning.

Tuesday morning we had our regular physical therapy visit.  Lindy had electro stimulation done to her legs.  She had two little electrodes on her legs and just a tiny bit of electro stimulation to wake up/annoy her muscles.  We put it on and she just walked around with them on but Heather was impressed with the nice steps she was taking as a result of the stimulation.  We did it to both legs.  She did try to mess with the electrodes, we just watched her closely.  We walked all over Comp Rehab that morning.  Before Heather put the electrodes on Lindy she put them on the inside of my forearm and let me feel it.  It doesn’t hurt at all, it was just more of an annoyance.  Heather started turning the dials up and down and before I knew it my hand was curling up.  She had turned the dial the wrong way and was turning it up, to the point where it contracted my muscle and my hand curled!  It didn’t hurt but it was weird.  I was a little worried about her putting it on Lindy after that but I think she learned her lesson on me! 

Tuesday afternoon the kids got their H1N1 booster shot at the doctor’s office.  I took the kids by myself and for the first time ever I didn’t put them in the stroller.  I carried Lindy and let Will walk.  We only waited about 5-10 minutes in the waiting room and they both sat pretty well in chairs and waited.  We went in the room and I did mess that up.  I had Lindy get her shot first because she was in my arms, but I should have had Will get his first.  Lindy cried briefly but I knew if I tried to sit her down she would have gone crazy.  The nurse got another nurse to come in and hold Lindy while Will got his shot.  Willy Will didn’t even shed one tear!  What a big boy!  We were in and out in 10-15 minutes and on our way back home.
Today Lindy had her hearing therapy with Miss Chris.  We did a fun Christmas craft project and then we had to start her 6 month testing.  uggggg.  I seriously hate testing.  They ask all kinds of questions and i have to sit and think if Lindy can do it.  It takes me forever on some questions!  

Last night we loaded the kids up and headed to Pilot Mountain to the Pilot Mountain Christmas Extravaganza.  It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen.  They have their yard all decorated up and you can park and walk through it.  Will was pretty funny walking and asking, “What’s that?” a million times.  I think Lindy enjoyed herself too.  I took the camera and when I went to turn it on it told me there was no sd card in it. I was so mad.  We went last year too, check out this post.

This morning when the kids got up we gave them our Christmas presents.  I went for the easy method, I put them all in one big gift bag and let them pull them out one by one.  They seemed to like that method.  I was tired of wrapping presents.  Daddy had a few presents too from me and the kids.  I didn’t have any presents to open because I had already bought them for myself and then I opened the mail and ruined my big present, tickets to the symphony.  oops. 

A few (okay, many) pictures from our Christmas this morning. 
DSC_0312DSC_0315DSC_0318DSC_0322DSC_0325DSC_0323DSC_0338DSC_0345DSC_0337Can you guess what he was saying here?  Yep, “What’s that?”DSC_0339DSC_0347DSC_0358Will modeling his new (but too big) Wake Forest jersey (#11 Riley Skinner’s number!) and his new slippers.DSC_0359The sweetest girl ever in another Christmas outfit!DSC_0362 DSC_0373