I left off on Christmas Eve day, so I'll pick up that night - the excitement was palpable. Emmett is at such a fun age for all the anticipation. He loved reading the Polar Express and leaving cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer.
The next thing you know, it was Christmas morning! The boys racked up some goodies, although Theo mostly enjoyed playing with all of Cooper's big gifts. Emmett was really just biding his time until he got some Legos (saved those for last!).
|"Someone get me an outside line!!" / Cooper blending in with the Christmas decor.|
A broke out the good camera (gasp!) and requested a couple pics of the boys in their "nice clothes."
You can just tell that Theo is a troublemaker...I think it's the eyebrows.
Sweet, sweet Emmett.
Later on Christmas morning, we loaded up to drive over to Eric's Aunt Kathie and Uncle Richard's house - which is about the most picturesque setting you can ask for on Christmas. They have horses, peacocks, swans, cats...it was a fun time!
The boys also enjoyed the pool table.
That evening we had our third present-opening of the day with Eric's mom's side of the family. My kids were big fans of this tin of Trader Joe's chocolates (which wasn't even ours!).
Family pic at the end of a wonderful day.
Eric read the boys a bedtime story and that rocker will never be the same.
This is the only pic I have from our flight back. I believe this is during our first flight, which was nice and easy. I don't have any pics to document our second flight, which was re-routed to Austin when the Dallas airport shut down due to weather. I was so nauseous I could barely speak. Emmett vomited twice and I was basically a vegetable. Eric took the reigns for both kids so I could try and recover and Theo was a champ, as well. There were moments I thought that we would not make it home that night. I was near tears so many times! But we did eventually make it home, and we had to hit the ground running because we would begin packing up to move to Fayetteville in just 3 short days!