Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Very Merrry Christmas Indeed

We started off the season early with a visit to the Edenfield's out in Dayton. It was a big family gathering where nearly everyone was there. Everyone with the exception of Ryan (working of course) and the cousins that live out of town.

Me and My Dad

The following weekend we headed out to Nederland to visit with the Forey's. That is where I snapped this adorable shot of Kaylon (1 year old) playing blocks with MaMe Forey (101 years young.)

Kaylon & MaMe Forey

Ryan had to work Christmas Eve until noon. (Thankfully he was able to take off Christmas Day.) Our routine was the same as usual. We started off Christmas Eve by hanging out at Mema's house for a while where it was utter chaos with all the grand children opening their presents.

Kaylon & Mema

After a few bowls of her awesome chicken noodle soup, we headed to Pop and Noni's (Ryan's Dad and Step Mom.) It was really special this year because Kaylon is a little older and able to tear some of the paper of of his presents (he especially loves the tissue paper out of the bags) but also because it was cousin Brynlee and Chance's 1st Christmas.

Kaylon @ Pop & Noni's

After leaving Pop and Noni's we made a straight line for home, where GG, Uncle Luke, Aunt Meagan, and Aunt B where waiting for us. The Girls and Kaylon went straight to sleep while the rest of us waited up for Santa. Uncle Luke thought he would be of better assistance with a few drinks in his system. After helping himself to half a bottle of crown and Ryan to a few Vodka tonic's, GG and I were thoroughly impressed Kaylon's new 4 wheeler was put together properly.

We had a rule this year the Aunt B could not wake us up until 8am unless Kaylon woke us up 1st. To our surprise she handled that like the big girl she is and was pacing back and fourth when we woke up at 7:30am.

Our precious boy is such a sweet kid that Santa was super good to him this year. He got a pretty cool 4 wheeler that he absolutely loves and a 3 tent/tunnel system with ball for his play room. After presents GG and everyone left us to our day where Daddy and Kaylon took a nice long nap together and I picked up the house.

Kaylon with 4 wheeler

Kaylon in ball pit

That evening we spend with Grammy and Papa Ed, which we did but unfortunately Papa had a pretty bad fall on Christmas Eve morning so he was in the hospital. But we did get to spend some quality time with Grammy while waiting for Uncle Sean to get off of work and Aunt Mel, Brynlee, and Chance to arrive. (I don't have any pic's from the evening because I forgot my camera.)

Ryan went ahead and took off work Saturday as well so he could catch up on some rest (which didn't happen) and go see Papa in the hospital. Papa was very happy see to his Ryan and hated that Kaylon had to wait in the hallway. (Not sure why I assumed Kaylon would be able to see him.) But Ryan and I visited for a short while and played Papa a super special video I caught on my phone of Kaylon saying Papa over and over again. After leaving the hospital we spent the rest of Sat evening taking down Christmas decorations and putting together a pretty cool play room, that Daddy is so very proud of.

New play room

To sum it up would be silly not to say we are blessed. I hope you had Very Merry Christmas, too!


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