Happy New Year! We had a great end to 2011, evidenced by the 1200 or so photos I took during the month of December. It takes a while to download those, y’all. Which doesn’t entirely explain my blogging absence, but “laziness” doesn’t seem to be a good enough reason, so I’ll go ahead and add that to the list.
We took a great trip back home to visit family before Christmas. We had a wonderful time and while we got to see lots of people, we didn’t get to see everyone. But I guess that’s the way it will always be.
First, we drove to Nana and Poppy’s. We spent Thursday evening and Friday with them and got to see Husband’s grandmothers.
Honor met Grandma F for the first time.
Caedmon and Husband were attempting to play the quiet game. One of them was better than the other.
Then we went over to Grandma H’s house.
Grandma H cooked a delicious lunch and we enjoyed spending time there.
Honor and Nana.
I didn’t get any pictures of Honor with Poppy, which makes me kind of sad. She was dealing with some pretty strong “stranger danger” as Trump likes to call it, and believe it or not, it was a challenge to get her happy when someone besides Husband or me was holding her. I think by the end of our trip, she’d worked herself out of it. Or else she was just so used to “someone else” hanging out with her, she just gave up.
Later that afternoon, we opened gifts with Nana and Poppy.
They gave Caedmon this game, and he loves it. I’d never seen it before, but it’s a great preschool game!
Honor enjoyed her books.
But Caedmon’s favorite thing was the Spy Jet from Cars 2.
Of course, it quickly had to be handed over for the insane packaging removal.
We played Caedmon’s new game with him. It was fun. And interesting. (Just wait until you see who played this game with him at Mom & Dad’s!)
We had a great couple of days at Nana and Poppy’s. We had fun visiting family and hope to be able to see everyone again soon.
Saturday, we set out to go visit some of my extended family and drive on to Mom & Dad’s. What should’ve been a short 1 1/2 hour trip…wasn’t. And what should’ve been a 4 hour trip turned into 5 1/2. And it wasn’t because of the children. Details soon!