Friday, December 26, 2008

We're in Christmas Rehab

We are fortunate enough to have almost all of our family living near us, but I admit that at Christmas that can be overwhelming sometimes. It is not that we don't love our family, but running the gauntlet of Christmas festivities can be a challenge. You know that movie that came out last month...Four Christmases with Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn? That describes our holiday completely except maybe it should be five, six or seven Christmases. We even have the baby spit-up scene only the baby is mine and she is vomiting half a bottle on me.

First I'll start with Tuesday since we stopped by our friends house for a visit where Jillian got to see her BFF Becky. They are only 9 days apart but with about a 2 lbs difference in weight and that gigantic head Jillian looks like a giant in comparison. Their daddies tried to get the girls to play, but Jillian seems to find this idea a shocking concept.

The next day we went to Jeramy's dad's house and my uncle's house. We brought Cujo to the earlier outing. He was dismayed to find that there is now a car seat in the back of the truck when he used to be able to stretch out back there. After trying out a wide variety of sleep positions in frustration, he and Jillian finally found a way to make it work.
Before venturing out on Christmas morning, Jillian and Cujo tried out their new toys:

Then it was off to Jeramy's grandma's, Jeramy's mom's and Jeramy's cousin's houses. 10 hours later we were exhausted but back home. Jeramy's mom took advantage of Jillian's hunger to get a picture of her and her cousin Julia in reindeer antlers. It turns out that 2 year olds are less cooperative than 2 month olds.

This morning, it looked like Christmas exploded in my living room.

Thank goodness we have a few days to rest up and clean up.


Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Sounds like you had a great holiday! I love those reindeer antlers--that is just too cute!!! :)

CJ said...

Two months is the perfect age to handle all those Christmases, when she can still fall asleep wherever she happens to be when the mood strikes her. Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun!

I love the pic of Jillian and Cujo in the back seat of the car. After we had installed the car seat -- but before the baby came -- our dog used to ride IN it. She put her butt in the seat and her front paws on the back/top, facing out the front windshield. She looked like she was sailing for adventure. :)

Jennifer said...

Wow, you've really been busy. Sounds like you're probably ready for some downtime. Jillian is getting soooo big, especially when you see her next to her BFF! Merry Christmas.

Jewels said...

Those are great pictures, She's such a doll.

Merry Christmas!

Kelly said...

Holy crap that is a lot of Christmas celebrating! Looks like everyone had a great time:)

Merry Christmas!!