On Christmas eve, Nick picked up the mail and in it was 2 letters for Ash and Preston from SANTA CLAUS!!! Ash especially was SO excited, especially because it said in the letter what she asked the Mall Santa for Christmas...it just confirmed to her that he heard her and that he will bring what she asked for. Click on the pictures to make them bigger and you can read the letters. The one for Preston even mentioned his cousin Cooper. ;-) Preston got really excited that Santa knows Cooper too! It was fun for them to get the letters and I think it'll be a tradition that we continue every year!
We went to Gma and Gpa Calls for Christmas this year--here we are on Christmas eve....their tree is TALL! Look how little Preston is in comparison...
Nick on the computer putting together some Christmas music for us all to enjoy.
Then we checked out NoradSanta.org to see where Santa was in the world....we showed the kids...they were SO excited to see Santa!!!
Then we got ready for the ABUNDANCE of food! so yummy!
Then we opened our gifts from the Calls...and the kids opened theirs. And then they got to see the new playroom. See it here. (AMAZING!!!!)
Later that night the stockings got stuffed, and the gifts were set out, and the cookies and milk and carrots and celery were put out for Santa and the reindeer.
But, shortly after all that was put out, we heard Preston crying hysterically....he had thrown up all over his pillow and bed. We spent the next little bit cleaning him and his bed and then had to keep an eye on him for the next 4 hours while he threw up every 30 min or so....it was a LONG night!
Christmas morning came and the kids saw that Santa had come--he had some of his cookies, the reindeer had their celery and carrots, and he even left a thank you note to Ashleigh! How considerate! ;-)
The kids were up about an hour before we were, but they were good and didn't touch their stockings or gifts until daddy came down....he took his sweet time joining us. lol.
Then the fun began--opening stockings and presents......
In the late afternoon (after a nap) we went over to the Calls again for Christmas dinner. Nick's aunt Toni and cousin J joined us too.
Here is Nick helping download music on to Quinn's new IPOD Nano.
My kids did a little playtime under my legs.....
We figured both kids were feeling better, but on the 26th Ash came down with a cold and in the evening Preston started to get one too. On the 27th, Ash was feeling mostly better, but after Preston's nap, he woke up with barely any voice and a bad seal cough. After a little bit, we decided it would be better if I took him to the dr. Doesn't he look happy!?! He was such a good boy the whole time! pfew. They gave him a dose of medicine in the office and gave us a Rx for antibiotics for his ear infection and we were done. I gave both kids a tsp of honey before bed (thanks, Betsie) to help control their coughing and it worked wonderfully!!! Neither child coughed at all during the night! And, today, Prestons cough is completely gone. Both kids still have runny/stuffy nose, but are all better otherwise! YAY!
So, that's our weekend......
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