OK, this is really the first Christmas that LittleM was aware of, but last year he was only two months old, so give the kid a break!
We spent the day at Gigi's house with Papa, AuntK, UncleS and cousinG, who is now 14(!). It's unbelievable. Gigi had a great meal cooking for us, and once everyone was there we broke into the presents. LittleM was just starting to walk at that point, so he crawled around mostly. But he ripped paper with glee and had a wonderful time. Thanks to Gigi for a wonderful Christmas Day.
The next day we were at AuntS and UncleV's house with Cousins R, J, and C. Big M's Dad's side of the family showed up that night, and the next day for J and C's birthday party, UncleV's side of the family was there too. Since LittleM wasn't up late enough for gift opening on Saturday, he helped out with opening the gifts for the birthday party. Nobody really cared, though, as long as all the babies were having fun. BigM was not really thrilled that LittleM seemed to gravitate toward the more "girly" toys (pink teapot, pink purse set) that were cousinJ's gifts, but she didn't seem to mind. It was great seeing the babies playing together.
The month of January has been kinder to some of us than others. BigM has been fighting off what we thought was a sinus infection, but after 5 antibiotics we're having to have a CT Scan (according to the ENT doctor), because the x-rays didn't show anything. So hopefully he'll have BigM back on the mend.
Little M had a rough week at the end of January. One day he went headfirst into the corner of Daddy's chair, then the next day he fell down the first four steps of the 9-step section of stairs. Mommy scooped him back up, and he was eventually fine, but I swear I lost at least 10 years off my life in the terror that went through my heart.
Next up for Mommy is going back to work. I have a job lined up for the first day of March, I have to get some paperwork back to the company, but I'm ready to go. Well, once I get some business appropriate clothes to be able to wear to work. But that's why God gave us Online Shopping! I'll have to get on that next.
Bottom line, though, if you want to have lunch with the LittleM while Mommy can still take him, give us a call ASAP and get it on the calendar! We will only be scheduling weekends after that.
Love to my followers, and those who help me have any life to write about at all. And a shout out to my friend Chris, who just had her second baby, named Payton!