a sucker!And that got us the rest of the way through. It's my pleasure to introduce you to: Little Boy Trollope
See? A sad, sad day. Stupid peer pressure.
And that wraps up Christmas for this week. One more at Nanny's on New Years Day and then we can figure out what in the world we are going to do with all this stuff! Thank you everyone for a wonderful 2nd Christmas. We are more blessed than we could have ever imagined.
(And a sidenote for those who care, I went back and journaled on the posts below!)
Cathy and Allen left and called to warn us that they highways were still in really rough shape. We decided we better take gravel to Chanute but realized within 1/4 mile from my house that that was not an option. I called my Mom crying, upset and scared I was going to miss Christmas. That kicked Tj into high-gear and we did what we had to do to make it to the highway. It took us 1.5 hours but we finally made it to my Mom's. It was a wonderful evening with lots of chaos, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I cannot imagine what we even did before we were married with children. How boring! (Except it wasn't boring, I have wonderful Christmas memories with my Mom, Brother, and Sister. It's just strange to think about it just being the 4 of us now that there is 11.5 of us.)
(And...can you believe I don't have a single picture? I think Lindsey got some but she is having trouble getting the pictures on here. I may come back and post any cute ones she got.)
She was so into all the bows and paper last year, I really had myself psyched up this year. Note to self: 18 months is not a good age for Christmas. They get distracted easily and do not understand the concept that there is another toy in that other wrapped box and it may be really cool!
Tylee had her 18-month pictures this morning with Lasha and ohmygoodness! I don't think Tj and I's compromise of 1 outfit/1 picture is going to work. I saw over 20 to-die-for smiles and poses. Tylee did everything from playing peek-a-boo from behind the set wall to sitting so perfectly with her little legs crossed at the feet. Then! Oh then! When I thought things couldn't get any cuter, we went outside with an old rustic chair and some wagon wheels and Tylee totally cheesed it up for the camera, AGAIN! Why doesn't she cooperate like that for me since my pictures are FREE! Isn't that always the way it works? Her outfit was perfect, her hair cooperated, the set was beautiful - everything just went great. Can you tell I'm excited? I cannot wait to see them and share! (This isn't the outfit. These are from the other day.)
- We ditched Tylee's highchair a few weeks ago and got her a little booster. It isn't working out quite like I'd hoped but haven't decided what we are going to do yet. It works okay but the table that came with it isn't quite big enough for her to color on and she isn't quite big enough to reach our table. We may get the highchair back out once the tree comes down but it's kinda nice just pushing the booster under the table when we are finished eating. I cannot believe she is this big already!
- We have such a busy week planned but I am so excited to get things started! Today was pictures and 18-month Well Baby Visit (we are headed there now so I may update when we get home. Although, I'm sure I'll have nothing exciting to share.) Tomorrow is my Christmas Dinner at work and then Christmas with my Dad in Chanute. Thursday is actually free but I'm planning on making sugar cookies with Tylee for Santa. Then Tj and I will do our newest tradition of putting on Tylee's PJ's and going to look at lights, coming home and getting her to bed, eating the cookies, and putting together her Santa present. I've dreamed of doing that for years! I cannot believe I have a little one old enough that it is all going to happen! We will have Christmas with the 3 of us at our house on Christmas morning and then his Mom is coming out for lunch. No rest for the weary - then off to Grandma Ann's for Christmas with my family. Then we'll do it all over again one more time Saturday for Grandma Katy's Christmas with my Dad's family. I am honestly worried that Tylee may actually get tired of opening presents. I'll be so sad when it's all over but never fear - we'll have one more Christmas at Nanny's on New Years Day.
I'm sure I'll update the blog along the way but I wanted to be sure to wish you all a very safe and wonderful Christmas with your family. Thank you for following us on our journey.