Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas at Grandpa Mike's

On Friday night, December 23rd, we kicked off the holiday weekend with our 2nd Christmas celebration of the year.  We headed out to my Dad's house for Christmas with Papa Mike.
Carson was in a fabulous mood that night, which made the evening that much more fun.  I just love it when he warms up quickly to his surroundings, lets go of us, and has fun!  And, you could tell by the look on his face, and the shrill sounds that were coming from his mouth...that he was having so much fun.  Uncle Chris, Uncle Nathan, and Papa Mike were all having fun wrestling with Carson, and he was loving all the attention.

We snacked, ate food, opened gifts, and played.  Carson was completely wiped out after his busy evening, and he slept really good that night.  He got some new blocks as a gift, and he took right to them.  He opened the package right away, and instantly dumped the bag out.  That is what you are supposed to do with all the blocks, right!?  :)

Carson got some assistance from some helpers with his blocks. He thought it was so funny to build a tower of blocks really high. And, with Nathan's help, and a few boxes of diapers, they got the job done. Carson would laugh every time they fell on Papa Mike who was laying on the floor.

Carson also got a Mr. Potato head, that he was a bit leery about at first.  I don't think he quite knew what to do with the thing, and was kind of scared of it.  We put that toy down, and moved to the next one rather quickly.  He finally took to it a little later, but still didn't show much interest in it.  Maybe in the near future he will.  Until then, he has plenty of toys to keep him occupied.  Trust me!

Carson helped hand out gifts, and open gifts for others.  Apparently he thought he would lend a helping hand, and assist Natalie in opening her gift(s).  I am sure she didn't mind, though!  Next year she may put up a fight, but this year she was content as can be laying on the floor, watching all the action.  A few times her eyes would flinch really quickly, as her monster of a cousin would get really close to her, or get really loud.  It's ok Natalie, I do the same thing :)  Ha.

And of course, we all had to get some snuggle time in with the precious little girl.  She is such a sweetheart!

Carson and Natalie gave Grandpa Mike a fun "Candy Story" as a Christmas gift this year.  It was a lot of fun to read, and I am sure Grandpa is enjoying the candy.  We opened the sour patch kids, and Carson actually really liked them.  We were all so shocked at how he didn't even respond to the sour taste.  He also fed Grandpa a few of them.......but Grandpa didn't think they were as tasty as Carson.  Ha!

We had a really nice celebration to kick off our busy, and very delightful Christmas weekend.  It was the first for the weekend, and it was nice to split them up a bit.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a fun time at Papa Mikes house for hime and you kids. It's the same house you guys celebrated in when you were Carson's age, isn't it. I see your Dad got a John Deere tractor-I wonder how many he's received for Christmas over the years.