Friday, December 31, 2010


Our little family flew to Detroit for Christmas this year. Matt has a sister and brother who live an hour apart from each other, so almost all of Matt's family flew to Detroit, except one brother. So, it was fun to have almost everyone together for the first time since we've been married. We spent Christmas Day at Amanda's house, and here are some pictures:
We got Scotty some Matchbox cars in his stocking.
And we bought him a bunch of books because we were getting sick of his other ones.
We found a board book of Star Wars heroes--how could we pass it up?
Another book. He was starting to understand the unwrapping process by this time.
He got some Tonka trucks from Matt's Uncle Tom and Aunt Jan. So cute.
His cousin, GK, got him three magnetic train cars...
that were immediately interesting to his other cousin, Addy, which was fine, because Scott kept going to play with her not-new toys in the corner of the room.
Here, I've captured some wrapping paper mid-air. This was a Tonka truck carrier from Scott's Aunt Heidi. Thanks!
We had fun at the hotel, too. Here's Scott spinning in the office chair.
And wearing Matt's slippers.
This is me at 16 weeks pregnant. MUCH bigger, than I was with Scott at that point. Ah, second child syndrome... or that's what I'm telling myself to make me feel better.
The reason I'm dressed up is because we went to Scott's oldest cousin's (on Matt's side) baptism. That was part of the reason we all decided to converge in Detroit. It was nice for us all to be together for such a special occasion. Congratulations Mason!

When we got home, there was a package waiting for us from my mom. She made him a new quilt. He loved it immediately, and laid down for a nap (not pictured). He was really tired.

We kind of stopped taking pictures prematurely on the trip because we ALL got sick with a cold and stopped sleeping at night. It was rough. We went to the pharmacy and talked to the pharmacist about what Scott could take, and what I, the pregnant one, could take, and we started feeling a little better, but we are just now, three days after arriving home, starting to get back into a good bedtime routine with Scotty. We did have a wonderful time visiting with family, but I have to admit that I pined a little for my childhood when vacationing wasn't work. Any other parents with me on that?

Merry Christmas to all of you, and Happy New Year!
[We aren't really celebrating, so there won't be a post for that--we need all the sleep we can get and now that we're on the East Coast, we can't watch the ball drop in New York at 10pm. Lame! Oh well.]


Alainna Beus said...

The last few pics didn't show up for me...

Glad things went well on your Christmas trip. Let's chat soon.

Stephanie said...

Hey, you look great!

Margot said...

We love those Tonka trucks! And I agree with Stephanie, you do look great.

Cami said...

I love the pregnancy photo! The dress looks comfy. I popped out much faster with my second pregnancy but I actually gained ten less pounds overall.