We just got back from our Early Christmas trip to California. It was great! We had a great flight out where we got 2 rows to ourselves, so Mika slept next to Zarik while Urijah and I snoozed in the row behind them.
We stayed at the Brost house and everyone had so much fun seeing how much Mika has grown and meeting Urijah. Flene, Justin and their daughter Hailey came out Wednesday and we had a ton of fun with them since it was our first time meeting Hailey! She is so cute!
Friday night I took Urijah and we went with my mom to see a "family friendly" Nutcracker (shortened and done by local dance studios, with just a few professionals). My brother Brandon was in the part scene as one of the adult guests! He did great!! So did Urijah, thanfully. :)
Saturday night was our night with my family and we had a ton of fun opening presents, cooking, eating, and playing games. My poor mom got sick that day, though, so although she was enjoying it, she kept having to run to the bathroom to throw up. That didn't keep her from trying to help finish dinner and clean up, though, crazy Mommy! (;P Luv U!)
Between both families both the kids and Zarik and I really "made out" this year! Mika got TWO ride on toys, while Z and I got a laptop from my parents! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!!!!
Getting home was a lot more of a hassle as it took us about 14 hours. We got to the Sacramento airport at 5am and I believe the flight we finally got on to Denver was at 2pm. It was a loooooooooong exhausting day for everyone but Urijah (he didn't care as long as he got fed enough!). We did get first class from Sac-Den though!! Yeah for big comfy seats and fruit'n'meat plates! Both kids slept the whole way, too.
We are now home and recovering, lol. Poor Zarik got called into work this morning, though. Just for a quick "repo" to Denver and back, though, so not too bad. He should be home by noon or one. We plan on just taking the rest of the week easy. Zarik does work on Christmas, but should be back by bedtime.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!
Aunt Mriah holding Hailey with Urijah in the forground Burrito Urijah Mika using her sleeve as a teeting item Helping out in the kitchen Mika and Mommy Hailey "holding" Burrito Urijah Cousins! Running Away! Who are you? Urijah and Hailey The boys with their babies Sister and Brother with their babies Kissin' Cousins! Story Time! Zarik and the kids Mika watching the planes Mika helping with Urijah Sleepy Airport Babies
As I think most of you know, I love babywearing (carrying my li'l ones in a sling, wrap or other type of carrier). While I do not have the Ergo personally, I love what I've seen of it, and wish I had one! It's a great way to start or continue wearing your baby.
Well here we are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, '08. Urijah is a month old now and Mika is 16 months. Urijah is cooing a lot and smiling now. It's SO cute! I'll have to focus on getting a picture of it - I've just been enjoying all his grins myself, for now. :) Mika's learning new words and phrases every day and loves trying them out on Zarik and I. Grandma got her Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer for and early Christmas present and she loves watching it.
My mom has been out again for another week and we've had fun doing lots of projects. We put up all our Christmas stuff this week, made Christmas cards, Birth Announcements, did a scrapbook (for a present), and sorted through toys! The next two days before she leaves are busy ones and I'm already tired lol!
Next week we'll be in California for an early Christmas since Zarik couldn't get it off. It'll be the first Christmas I've ever been away from my family Christmas morning! Hopefully this will be the only one!
Merry Christmas Everyone! Jesus is the reason for the season!
I am a young mom living in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. I am madly in love with my King (Jesus), my heroic knight in shining armor, Zarik, my beautiful two year old princess, Mika and my one year old hansome prince, Urijah. This is how I see things!