Saturday, December 22, 2012
All of our Christmas decorations are sitting snugly in boxes in England, so this year the decorations are sparse and mostly homemade.
|Our little tree and stockings Jack made|
|Handprint wreath and countdown to Christmas chain|
|View of the frozen lake|
You know what else is in storage? All our baking supplies. I guess that is a good thing though since it is keeping me from making too many sweets. But it wouldn't be the holidays without sweets, so Jack did talk us in to letting him bake cookies one night
|Trying to get a picture with both of them is almost impossible|
|But they are so cute together that I keep trying|
|Jack and Lily with their friends at the holiday party|
Jack and Lily have been spending a lot of time practicing their dance moves lately since Christmas music has been playing round the clock
This past week I tried to take some self portraits with the kiddos:
Nothing like sweet baby kisses
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The week and a half before Thanksgiving Luke headed off to England for work and the kids and I had our first 9 days alone. It started out pretty good and we kept busy with playgrounds
and the science museum
more science museum
But then Lily got sick. She stopped eating and would cry all night long. By the time I picked Luke up at the airport on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, I hadn't slept for 4 nights. Luke could tell Lily was sick, but it wasn't until that night when she cried all night long again that we decided we needed to take her to the doctor.
|Poor sick baby|
I went home and had to break the news to Jack who was already excited to go to the hotel that night. My parents were already up there and our friends would be leaving the next morning. We couldn't cancel our trip, so we decided that Luke and Jack would leave first and Lily and I would follow as soon as we could. So Thanksgiving morning I drove Luke and Jack to Denver where they caught the 6 hour Amtrak train to take them to Glenwood Springs. This was the first time I had ever spent the night away from Jack so it was a big moment.
|Saying goodbye to my guys|
Jack in front of the train
|Picture Luke took on the train|
After saying goodbye to the boys, Lily and I headed back to the apartment to spend Thanksgiving together. I was able to lay on the couch and watch movies while Lily slept peacefully.
Then I decided to load Lily in the stroller and go on a Thanksgiving day run.
Then we took a walk outside
After 24 hours on the medicine Lily was feeling much better
Friday morning I took Lily to the doctor again and I got the okay to take her up the mountain.
It should have been a 4 hour drive, but I stopped every hour to feed her and give her pain medicine as needed. But we made it up in time for dinner
|Lily is a trooper after the painful ride up|
I don't like turkey dinners anyways, so I was happy to celebrate this "2nd Thanksgiving" at the brewery with tasty enchiladas and tasty beer
After dinner we headed out to see the town Christmas tree lighting ceremony
|Lily is already passed out in the|
Ergo before the fun started
The next day we took the tram up the mountains to the Glenwood Springs adventure park
|Taking the tram up the mountain|
|Jack and Papi ready to ride|
Luke and I took a ride together and I did my best to hold on as Luke was determined not to use the brakes.
Jack loves thrill rides and was happy to spend several hours riding this coaster
After the lines got long on the coaster, Jack and his buddy Lucca found other things to keep them happy
Then we made the 4 hour drive back down the mountain uneventfully. Well, except that we pulled off the freeway at dinner time and stopped at a Pho restaurant. It was my first time ever eating Pho but it was delicious!! I have since discovered a Pho place right by our house and I think it is my new favorite restaurant.
As for Lily... she is getting much better and Jack is getting worse. In the last week we have only had one night where no children were crying all night long. Talk about being exhausted!! But I am hopeful that everyone will be nice and healthy in time for Christmas! We are really excited to welcome Luke's family back to Colorado and have a huge Christmas celebration with both families!