After work, we traveled to Grundy on Friday, December 20th. The drive was perfect other than it being late and us being a little tired. Charlie did not fuss a single time. He was so happy. It was his best car trip to date and that's saying a lot because he's a pretty good traveler. We got there late and Charlie woke up and was so excited. He just had to stay up and visit for a little while. :-)
Saturday morning, we went to the local park. It was unseasonably warm. Too warm for December in my opinon but a great excuse to spend a part of the morning at the Poplar Gap Park.
My Uncle Rob and Aunt Susan came along with my sister and her boyfriend and we had such a great time with everyone. Charlie did great unwrapping all of his presents.
Sunday, we went to church and then Charlie got to come home and play with his new gifts. He went to the movie theatre and visited Santa. Meredith, Matt and I stayed to see Anchorman 2. Charlie went home to get some one on one time with his Pops and Mim. My mom cooked all weekend and we had good food. That night, we had a delicious dinner. We watched Home Alone that night with Dad. It's a family favorite!
On Monday, we got up and headed on back to Richmond. We were all ready to get out of the car but the drive was uneventful. We managed to get home, get unpacked, and play with some toys.
Tuesday was Christmas Eve! We had such a fun morning playing with toys. Daddo made Charlie a special breakfast. We had a couple of last minute errands to make which didn't take long. Then we headed over to Aunt Knee-knee's house. We've gone over to her house the last couple of Christmas Eve's and we just enjoy a little bit of time over there. This year, we made cookies for Santa
We came home and took a nap. (Whenever I say we took a nap, I mean Charlie! I only wish I was taking a nap!!!) Our church has a wonderful family Christmas Eve service at 4 so we headed out for that. Charlie woke up on the wrong side of the bed so he wasn't in the mood for pictures. It's too bad because we all looked so nice even if Charlie wasn't feeling the church clothes. (He had a complete meltdown over this outfit!)
We put our food out for the reindeer.
What a day! We woke up and first stop was to go downstairs and see what Santa brought. I had already snuck down to get a peek and take a couple of pictures.
Thursday, the day after was rough on us all. We had to go to work and daycare. It was a hard morning! Poor Charlie wasn't feeling daycare. I understood because I wasn't feeling work either but it is what it is and we survived. That night, we got to celebrate with the Hamricks.
Friday we all headed back to daycare and work. That night, we all needed a break and we just spent some time playing with all the new toys and had a few moments of quality family time.
Saturday, December 28th, we spent some time outside and just hanging out at home. We actually did a little yard work.
What a wonderful holiday. New Year's Eve, we spent the time at home. It was nice a low key. Sadly, Matt and I didn't make it until midnight. New Year's Day, Charlie played with Papa and Grammie while Matt and I took the decorations down, cleaned up the toys, and got everything to the attic. Later that day, we all went over and some of our first bit of 2014 with our friends.