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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Christmas Catch Up

We had a great Christmas this year. It was so nice to have Tim home for a while, Brock was in heaven. This was the first actual Christmas "just us" it was nice but a little lonely too. Here is what our front room looked like shortly after Santa visited~
Brock loved his race car bed. Sweet find on Craig's List. Too bad it didn't make the transition out of the crib any easier. It's like he has discovered that he could open his door and sneak out a million times before falling asleep. Well a child lock on the door and a few nights falling asleep at the door, and he is finally doing great. He is even staying dry all night and we have ditched the pull ups! Just testing out the new bed~
Playing with a "new" {ok hand me down, but he loves it} tool set. He thinks it's Handy Manny.
Riding his "new" {ok $3 Kettler trike we found at the used store, in excellent condition} This was my most triumphant Christmas find and I wasn't even looking for one!
Trying to open a train. As soon as he saw what it was, he yelled, "Thomas! Thomas I see you! I'm coming! I'm coming!" It was funny. He was rescuing Thomas from his suffocating store packaging.
Here is my haul. Tim and I unknowingly pretty got each other the same stuff, BSU gear, board games. My mom did get me the Pioneer Woman's cook book, and trust me, you need this book in your life!
Tim's haul, BSU gear and Board games.
Brock's Haul. Spoiled little turd!
Then we headed to Burley for a few days with my parents. It was a nice and easy visit {except the night Brock escaped his pack and play about 30 times! I refuse to put kids in my bed. I'm just that way} I some how never manage to get pictures with my fam. Sorry Mom, we did have fun though.

Then we headed up to Inkom for New Years. It was both fun and....crappy. Tim got nasty food poisoning the first night we were there and was up all night puking. Trust me I could hear him across the house, he is loud! Poor guy! Last year all over again. Then Brock was waking up in the middle of the night. And 2nd to last night we were there woke up screaming bloody murder. I mean SCREAMING! yup you guessed it, Throwing up. I broke my rule and let him sleep in our bed so Isaac who was sharing a room with him could get some sleep. What a night! But, on to the good times~
We took a silly hat picture. Almost everyone was there. We missed Matt and Lucy and fam though!
Getting tired of the pictures....
Ok, I think we've had enough....
Jay Bird {the stud muffin} showing off his new BSU gear.
And then there was SNOW! I don't like the snow, so I stayed inside, but Tim and Brock had a ball pulling Claire and Dylan around. Tim is really just a big kid. He was having a great time too!

All in all we had a good time. And most importantly it was great to see our family! It is such a blessing to live close to home again! Hope you all had a great holiday too!


Emily said...

Ok... so much to say.
What a cool bed!! Lucky boy. And great finds by the way. We just got some hand-me-downs that we're putting away for future Christmases and Birthdays. That's the best!
Oh, and I LOVE the Pioneer Woman. She's awesome!! Is it her blog made into a book (like with her commentary and everything) or just a book of recipes?
I always forget to take pictures when we visit family. Even when I carry my camera around everywhere. I think it's because I have too much fun and just forget.
Bummer about the food poisoning. I heard isn't was of the worst things ever!
I'm glad you had a fun Christmas though.

Emily said...

Ok.. second to last sentence is supposed to read "I heard it's one of the worst things ever!" You might have figured that out. Don't know what my hands were thinking.

Heidi Bitsch said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun for Christmas! Way to go on the sweet finds for Brock! That's definitely the way to go. Love the BSU gear you guys got too!

TJ and Mandi said...

HELP! K, first off, I love the bed. What an awesome find! So. . . I need more details on how you got Brock to sleep in his bed. Did you put him in his bed and then just leave and never go back in? Did he wake up throughout the night/morning? Did you just let him cry/talk/play until 7 (or whatever time he normally gets up?) Or did he only have a hard time falling asleep as opposed to staying asleep throughout the night.

NatalieD said...

What a fun post! I can't believe Brock is potty-trained AND sleeping in a big boy bed!!!

Melissa said...

What a fun Christmas ... the car bed looks like so much fun!! Also, good idea with the child lock, we may have to get one to stop Owen from sneaking in to our bed! Also, saw you guys picked up Blokus and Ingenious .. nice picks!