Friday, December 27, 2013
There was a lot of excitement around our house this year. Not so much about Christmas...but about all the added lights in our house. Nolan would point at the light up spheres we had in the house immediately after waking up in the morning or after nap. He wanted them on ALL the time. Which I loved of course. He may get it from me. Santa was a little more of a success. There were no tears...but no smiles either. Mostly a blank stare. We printed the picture of Nolan and Santa looking at each other. It was a very sweet moment. We did our usual run around in order to see everyone. Every year we say we won't do it again next year. But I have yet to find it in my heart to say no to either family. Nolan is quite an attraction for everyone. Which we love. We are truly blessed with family. So I don't want to complain about having too many people that want to share in the spirit of the season with our son. He is a spoiled little boy. We walked to see christmas lights, Snowflake Lane with Lauren (Landin) and Brie (Riley, John, Tatum), and decorated gingerbread men. Some old and some new traditions.
Family vacation time. Nolan was a champ on the flights both ways. I give all the credit to his plane pj's. We confirmed Nolan is not a beach guy. He wouldn't even sit in the sand. A little embarrassed to say we had to put a towel down for him to sit on before he would at all humor us by playing with the sand toys we thought were a must have. He did a little better at the pool. We all got to golf. We had tasty dinners around town. Even tried a couple new places. Big deal with this group :) Happy hour (2 for 1) did not disappoint. Well, that's not true. It turns out they only do it once a day as opposed to the twice a day in years past. BOOOO. My Margarita count for the trip was plenty, so no real loss in the end.