Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas and Colorado

We had so much fun over the holidays. JD really enjoyed all of the Christmas festivities!

On Christmas Eve, we went over to Dan & Heather's house to eat dinner and decorate Christmas cookies. JD helped out with the cookies that we put out for Santa.

On Christmas morning, JD woke up crying in his bed, and I thought that it was going to be a rough morning. But when we got up there, JD was standing in his bed, holding up his pajama pants which had come off during the night. Apparently, this was very upsetting for my fashion-forward son. He was much better after the pants were put back on him the way that they were supposed to be.

He LOVED opening his presents - everything he got was a hit! I guess Mommy & Daddy knew what they were doing when they gave Santa some ideas.

Then we went over to my mom's house for brunch and more presents! The cousins all did one posed picture for us before they had a meltdown. JD loved all of his gifts here too. It was hard for him to decide which one to play with since they were all so awesome!

The day after Christmas, we left at 4 am to drive to Colorado. Dara, Josh and the girls left around the same time we did. JD actually did really well in the car, sleeping for 3-4 hours and watching videos for the rest of it. We stopped and picked up a few grocery essentials, just in case we had trouble getting in or out of the house.

It turned out that this was a really smart idea since the day after we arrived, we got some blowing snow and all of the roads were snowed over. We had to live on the bare essentials that we had picked up for almost 3 days.

But the kids still had fun out in the snow and eventually, our neighbor plowed us out so we could get food and the guys could get in some skiing. And our friends Jordan and Emily were able to get in to the cabin!

The guys cooked up a great feast for New Years and we had lots of fun staying up to watch old episodes of '24.'

At the very end of our trip, we all packed up and left on Friday. We were going home by way of Colorado Springs and Jon surprised me with a night at the Broadmoor resort (where we got married). We had never stayed there in the winter, so it was so much fun to see all of the decorations up! JD loved the trees and lights.

Now we are home again in Dallas and excited to see what 2009 has in store for us!!


Heather said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Glad you made it home okay.

(Does JD have on makeup?)

Supermom-In-Training said...

Nope - no makeup. (Although I wouldn't put it past Miss Emma who thinks JD would look good wearing a bow - yes, JD really needs some more boys to play with on my side). JD gets really dry skin up in Colorado and his little cheeks got pink!

Heather said...

I just noticed that Emma had some and figured that she would share! My sister and I did that to my brother all the time!