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Monday, February 18, 2013

Christmas 2012 Part One

Caleb and I swap years for Christmas. One year is with mine, the next with his. But we always try to make it to see both families over the holidays. I don't know how long we'll be able to keep it up. It's getting a little hectic! Since this year was our year in Vernon we headed to Lethbridge before Christmas to see my family. I weirdly only have these two pictures to document it.

Even though we are lacking pictures it was good to be able to see my family even though it wasn't my year. 
We usually fly to Vernon since we still have westjet perks, and I absolutely hate the drive in the winter. But getting closer to Christmas we discovered that all the flights were sold out. Our decision was made for us and we geared up to drive. I was really worried how Lucas would do and kept telling Caleb that I thought we should buy a portable DVD player. I packed up a big bag of toys and food, and I was pleasantly surprised. Lucas did amazing. He was awake for a big portion of the trip and didn't fuss very much at all. I felt like crying for a lot of it...have I mentioned that the drive freaks me out!! But we eventually made it to Vernon safe and sound.

We set up a playdate with Megan and Andrew and our little friend Harper. It was good to catch up with friends! 

Lucas and his cousin Oliver. I think that when these two get older they will be great friends and get into all kinds of trouble together. :) 

Lucas enjoyed Grandma's piano very much. A little Beethoven.
We played a lot of games during our time there! I am usually not much of a games person, but I forced myself to participate this year and I'm glad I did. I had a lot of fun. So did Lucas.

Christmas eve we played games, ate tons and tons of food, and waited for Santa to arrive with a special delivery. Knowing how much Lucas likes Santa, I was a little worried for him.

He was hesitant to say the least. Just stared and stared at Santa.

He was put on Santa's lap and that's when the tears began. He was one unhappy guy!!

Santa's bell couldn't even distract him.

Santa's peace offering of a present still didn't calm him down. Poor guy!

Dad eventually came to the rescue. :)
He was then pleasantly surprised with his new monkey sock PJ's.

It was time for bed, so he read a Christmas story with Dad and was tucked in by Mom. He probably had nightmares of Santa that night! The adults stayed up for some more food and game playing!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Santa Baby

I was really excited to take Lucas to see Santa this year. Last year he was just a tiny baby and had no idea what was going on. We decided to take him to Northland Mall and I highly recommend it! We went during the day right when it opened. There was no line or wait. Because they don't have a photographer it's free because you bring your own camera. After pictures they have a little craft for the kids to do, and cookies. It was amazing and we will definitely be back next year.

We were a little bit early, and Santa wasn't there yet, so we took Lucas to the play place for a bit. Which he always loves.

Then we went back. The ladies at the front were so nice, and told me that if Lucas was having a hard time I could walk him around and then try again in a bit. (Little did they know I was secretly hoping for crying I a bad Mom?? Lucas sure delivered)

The second he was put on Santa's lap this was his reaction.
Probably the greatest Santa picture ever. Poor guy!

Lucas was not pleased. A couple times he started to calmed down and sucked on his finger, but when he looked back up at who was holding him, the tears started again.

He was eventually rescued. What a trooper. I have to say that although Lucas may be traumatized...we got some pretty amazing photos.

And he comes by it honestly. Here is a picture of me from a ward Christmas party when I was around the same age. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Our Saturday

In an attempt to blog more, here is a snapshot of our Saturday. Caleb is away working, so it's just Lucas and I fending for ourselves.:) 

Woke up with goopy eyes that were stuck shut. This is after I pried one open. One eyed McGee. 

Time to read some books. Lucas' favorite thing right now. He will bring us book after book to read. Love it. 

After a nap we went to a place called Coffee and scream. A coffee shop/play place. Lucas loved it and it wore him out. By the end of it he was laying on the floor. Something that rarely happens for our busy guy. Of course his favorite were the cars.
I had such a fun day with my little boy. (excuse the grainy cell phone pictures)