Monday, December 27, 2010

Memoir Monday--Christmas Edition

Memoir Monday

This weekend was a special weekend what with Christmas and all! My weekend started Thursday when I left work (early!) at 2. I came home where my good ol' hubby had already loaded all of our stuff in the car so we could get on the road before any bad weather hit. Fortunately bad weather didn't hit but it also let us get to Dodge before 6. So then we had the whole evening to spend with the hubby's family and relax before the big days ahead.

Friday started off AMAZINGLY. You know why? Because I got to sleep until 11. Do you know the last time that happened? Yeah, I don't either! My little monkey played nicely with his cousins and let his mommy sleep! I was woke up a few times but nothing that I couldn't push through and go back to sleep! After I (finally) got up we just hung out some more. Hubby's mom made delicious homemade chicken and noodles and we ate and ate. We made some cookies for Santa and then I gave the monkey a bath and then put him down for a nap. I got ready and headed to church. When I got back home from mass we finished getting everything ready and headed to Christmas dinner at the hubby's aunt and uncles house. It was fun and we ate more delicious food! Then after that we went back to the inlaws and opened all of our presents from the immediate family.

Leo and Great Grandma playing with his new trucks and cars

Saturday morning we woke up a little earlier by a little boy who was in awe of what Santa had left him. It was so cute!
His exact quote when he saw the Santa toys were, "Where did these come from?"

Then we got to spend the morning and early afternoon with family before having to head home to spend Christmas day night with my parents and brother and his family.

Getting a much needed nap on the way home before more Christmas festivities

We got to open MORE presents and eat MORE delicious foods.

Leo with grandma and grandpa and all the food!

My brother and his wife. Merry Christmas with lots of pictures!

Hubby being super excited about the toys he, I mean Leo got for Christmas! :)

Leo and Chloe

Then we celebrated Jesus' birthday with a cake and candles and we finished off the evening playing Scattergories before it was time to head home.

Cake time!

Once home we let Leo open presents from us (mom and dad). He was so cute and pretty thankful for all the gifts he received. The only times he had any issues was when he saw the GIANT pile of presents in front of his cousins at the inlaws house and he was whining that he didn't have as many and then when he opened his final present from us and saw that it was a Thomas the Train thing he said he wanted it to be a worker truck. We're still working on good manners, but thankfully all the whining was done to me and not to others.

Happy with his toys...but he wished it was a worker truck!

And then this morning we got up and I took the monkey to church. We hit up a local fast-food joint on the way home and then the rest of the afternoon has been spent cleaning up all his old toys and going through them to see which ones we want to keep and which ones we should give away to people who would like new toys. And of course putting together all the new toys that have all the wonderful boxes and twisty-ties and I don't even know what else!

I hope your Christmas weekend has been as awesome as mine has and continue to remember the whole reason for the season! Happy Monday!

1 comment:

Sprite's Keeper said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas weekend!