We just got back from Christmas in Kansas City! We had a great time and were able to spend several days this trip instead of our quick two day turnaround like usual. We left Saturday morning and drove 8 loooong hours to Blue Springs. We were happy to be out of the car and JJ was excited to be at Nana and Papa's house. We just hung out on Sunday and Monday before our Christmas Eve gathering.
|Airplane with Jackson. There were lots of giggles.|
|"I got your nose."|
|Nana and Charley|
|We bought this memory game for Jackson. With 72 pieces, it is better suited for the bigger kids. It turns out that Jackson doesn't understand what to do even with 4 cards. We'll get there.|
|We hung out with the Alexander clan Sunday night. Bryan always attracts the little ones.|
We always celebrate our big Christmas on Christmas Eve with my mom's dad and brother's family. This is when we open all our gifts. JJ was pretty overwhelmed with all of his gifts but we got some good smiles out of him. After gifts and desserts we played a trivia game and a drawing game that I put together. It was so fun!
|Mike and his girlfriend Lindsay. She is so fun!|
The Pajama Elf delivered the kids' pajamas!
|"Twas the night before Christmas" reading with daddy. Charley was there too but I had to hold her per Jackson's request. "No Chardey on the bed."|
We got Jackson a big train table but we couldn't set it all up since we had to bring it home in the car. This was all we put together. His initial reaction was great! Then, withing three minutes he was crying, screaming, and throwing the trains and tracks. Ugh.
This picture pretty much sums up his mood for a majority of the trip. My parents even said they aren't sure how I don't go crazy staying at home with him all the time. He's hard! But it's so fun to watch him when he's happy.
We had a wonderful time and it was so good to see everyone!