Warning: THIS POST IS ENTIRELY TOO LONG
So, isn't Christmas break weird? I can't believe it is Monday, the 30th right now. We have been up to too much stuff, but alas, it 'tis what it 'tis and aside from sickness hitting everyone and their mom hard, it's been pretty great. I'd like to tell you about it.
Friday, Dec. 20th
Saturday, Dec. 21st
Santa came to our house. It was very exciting for the boys. Aaron was pretty psyched. Joey was intrigued by Santa's voice, which sounded a little bit like Har-Har's (their grandfather). John Paul was pretty much amazed as he is with everything in our lives. Santa brought the boys little gifts and had to trudge through some pretty gross slush to make it to our front door....so we owe him.
Sunday, Dec. 22nd
Monday, Dec. 23rd
Aaron had to work, but we surprised the boys by going to Chuck E Cheese for lunch. Chuck E Cheese is kind of a right of passage huh?
Tuesday, Dec. 24th
Wednesday, Dec. 25th
We started out placing baby Jesus on our Advent Calendar and then sang him 'Happy Birthday' with our 'blue cake'. Then we did present exchanging. The kids got their heart's desire (car toy eggs- if you know, you know). Big Aaron made out with 'Dad is Fat' (awesome book) a fancy water bottle and some work out shirts. And, my life rocked with a bravotv cup/sweatshirt, plus a 'Marian Devotion for the Domestic Church' book (which pretty much tells you everything you need to know about me). Big A also made me a jar of things. The things are things to do or say to strengthen our marriage. Awesomesauce right?
My inlaws came over for brunch and hooked us up with matching outfits, for the boys, a tent and "big brother, middle brother, little brother" shirts, along with other things. All around great morning!!!
Thursday, Dec. 26th
Joey dumped a glass of water on my computer and fried it. Pray we can recover the files or we have pretty much no record of John Paul's life thus far (silly me, haven't backed up since July) Lil' A got to try his hand at Roller Skating at the Wilkerson Family Grandparent's Day. It was rad.
Friday, Dec. 27th
Cousin Judy came and spoiled our boys rotten with her love and gifts while Aaron and I got to go on a mid-afternoon date. We went to the cheesecake factory (Shocking! I know) and then wondered around the mall. It was fun and a nice break.
Saturday, Dec. 28th
Joey down for the count with a cold. I got to do a fancy afternoon of getting my hair did and nails did.
Sunday, Dec. 29th
The thing I tried to avoid happened and I got sick. Joey intensified his sickness and we fixed Big Aaron's car. Aaron's brother Brian came over and we got some good talk time in along with cousin play.
Which brings us to today...
The kids woke up at 6:00 am and I said to Aaron, 'you got to go get them, I am really feeling sick'. To which he responded, 'I am sick too'. There is perhaps nothing as not awesome as when both parents are sick when kids are sick. We both have colds/congestion. At 10:00 am, we put the little two down for a nap, and placed lil' A in between us on our bed, with the ipad, while we both fell asleep. It's that kind of day.
New Year...we got our eye on you...