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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!

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