Christmas 2010 has finally come to a close. To sum it up, we have one well LOVED & SPOILED little boy! Over 200 pictures were taken this weekend, sounds like a lot, but when you have one active three year old who is annoyed with the camera, it results in only a few good ones.
As my previous post stated we had our Christmas (Dan, C and I) Thursday morning. Friday morning we headed to the west side of the state.
Our next Christmas gathering was with my Mom’s extended side of the family at my Great Aunt & Uncles (Thanks, Tony & Jill!). I had tried to explain to Caden who we were going to see, however, being that my Mom’s side of the family is 40 + people it was easier for me to sum it by saying we were going to see our family.As the evening went on Caden put his arms out wide and said, “I have a BIG family”. Yep, buddy, you got that right :0)
Next, we headed South to my parents to stay the night. Caden fell asleep for about 15 minutes on the way down there, which meant he was up past midnight ~ A first.
All the new toys, and he defaults to the cars he loves playing with at Grammy & Pa-Pa’s … go figure?!Santa came, again, at my parents house on Christmas morning. I was ready with a story as to why Santa came twice, but he didn’t ask ~ so, no explanation was needed. That Santa rocks because he brought me an iPad :0) Grammy gave Caden a set of “power tools” once he opened these, the rest of his presents were opened with his “drill”.Christmas afternoon we headed back up North to Dan’s parents, to celebrate with Dan’s family. Caden was spoiled with more gifts, as was I. Uncle Chris built me a new computer :0) (Thank You!) Christmas night we stayed at Willows. This is where we were married …. and I still love it just as much as I did then! I could live there and apparently Caden could too. When we pulled in to the hotel parking lot Caden said, “oh, yeah, I remember this place. I love it here”. Love my Kid!How Does It Work?! Do you watch Umi-Zoomi? If you do, you get it. Everything lately is, “how does it work”. Our hotel room was like a giant playground for Caden. Fire on, Fire off. Lights on, Lights off. Bath on, Bath off …. Time to say goodbye :0( I wish we had millions to stay there monthly!After checking out we headed to my Grandparents for a visit since they only got to see Caden for a few hours on Christmas Eve. Caden was happy to see their train that goes around the tree. He remembered it from a year ago (his memory amazes me!) Sunday night we headed further south to my brothers house for Christmas with my Dad’s extended side of the family. Really?! Why is the box the funnest gift? We all could have saved lots of money. Sooner or later I will learn. Monday morning we stopped by my brothers work to pick up Caden’s coat that I left at his house. Since we were so close to my Dad’s work we stopped by for a visit. Caden loved riding on the forklift with Pa-Pa and seeing all of the machines. Then we headed North to Bellevue Square for a few returns and a quick after Christmas Sale shopping trip, ate lunch at one of our favorite restaurants then hit the freeway.
As we unloaded all of the gifts from the truck Caden became more and more excited (see below picture). I think he was so overwhelmed with all of his gifts he hadn’t really realized what he had received. … and. yes. I think Legoland exploded in my family room!That’s five Christmas Celebrations in four days and more toys then Toys R’ Us.