Christmas morning was spent here at our house. Matt, the kids and I had a nice morning together as a family. They each got something that they each were really excited about: Sam got a remote control tank (I think Daddy was excited about this too:-)) and the other thing he was really interested in was the Operation Game (he had played it the last time he was in the hospital) and Sophia got a lot of dress up clothes and a "Bitty Baby" which is a sweet baby doll made by the American Girl dolls. She seems to really love her baby, whom she has named Baby Jess/Jessie.
Sophia also got a tutu, which she put on immediately before opening anything else
Sam and Daddy with the new tank
My parents came over to spend some time with the kids. My mom has talked about how when we were all young how her parents always came to see us so we could be at home with our new stuff. I think that I am starting to feel as though I don't want to drag the kids all over the place trying to see everyone, so I think that I will request this in the future. That people are more than welcome to come to our house. If you have both sides of the family close how do you divide up the holidays?
After spending the morning at home, we went to Matt's parents in the afternoon for Christmas Dinner. By early afternoon Sammy had gotten a fever and had frequent coughing. I gave him albuterol which seemed to help the cough. We went over and had a delicious dinner. Shortly after dinner Sam started complaining that he was sick and had some diarrhea. His fever then got higher and he fell asleep. He slept for quite a while. Once he woke up he perked up and seemed to be feeling better.
Sophia taking Baby Jessie with her. She wanted to bring Jessie's high chair too:-)
Grandpa and Sammy cuddling on the couch
Cousins Naomi and Andrew
Sophia and Chris
Sophia and Andrew
Sammy, Daddy and "Baby Jessie" taking a nap