Monday, December 28, 2015

12-28-15 Gingerbread Fun

Last night Baby E was up most of the night. It was horrible. He woke up shortly after we laid down. He was screaming and hysterical. We figured out that he had an upset tummy and a very painful diaper rash. Something he ate during the day must have really disagreed with his stomach because he was a mess. We couldn't calm him down and he just screamed and screamed. When we finally got him to bed at three, we were exhausted, only to have him wake us up at five to do it all over again. Needless to say we were pretty much beat this morning. It was hands down the worst night we have ever had with him.

Today was kind of a blur, trying to navigate through tired eyes and a sleepy mind. This evening he seemed to be doing much better. We are praying for a peaceful nights sleep for us all!

The kids had fun today watching movies and playing with their new toys as mommy vegged. This evening C made a gingerbread house with Naona. 

One of the great things about my parents' house is that there is a lot of space for the kids to run around. This has been particularly helpful for Baby E and his walking. Just in the past 24 hours he has made some huge strides. He is trying to walk everywhere. It's hilarious to watch because he flaps his wrists to help keep himself balanced. I was really hoping he would be walking by the New Year and it looks like he won't disappoint!

12-27-15 Favorite time of the year

One of the many reasons that this is one of my favorite times of the year is that I get the whole week between Christmas and New Years off! (This year my time off has been extended because of Baby E being sick.) Each year we try to use some of this extra time to spend with my parents. It's great to have this extra week to decompress and spend with family! 

After a rocky start, we got in early yesterday afternoon. (There was a screw in our tire which set us back from getting the early start we had hoped for.) Fortunately we had gotten the kids the Storybook Bible DVDs for Christmas and they enjoyed watching them on the long ride out here. (I highly recommend those videos, by the way!) 

Naturally they were excited to see their grandparents and their grandparents' Christmas tree.

Poor Big E was really disappointed when the first present he opened as a new pack of underwear. His face dropped, afraid that all the presents would measure like that. "This isn't a toy! It's underwear!" But the day was redeemed a few moments later when he opened his next gift and found a coloring book. 

We had dinner with my mom, dad, sister, cousin and my cousin's fiancĂ©. After dinner Tim disappeared with Big E and gave him a much needed haircut, though I confess I miss the blond locks! Tim went for a new look as well. I will try to post pictures of his tomorrow. 

I got the boys matching pjs for Christmas and this was the very first time they were dressed alike. I loved it! Big E as very excited that his little brother was dressed like him. 

Today was a lazy day, but this evening Tim and I went to see Star Wars! It was fun to get out, but now it is late and we will regret it in the morning!