Well Monday the 24th...I had to work a little and then pack and get ready to leave. My flight was not until 8 in the evening...so around 4 my parents and brother and sister picked us up and we went to have a bite to eat. While we were eating I checked the flight status and it said it was delayed for 2 hours...so Teddy and I just went with them while they did some visits. Sam F came along and was Santa...Teddy for the third time did not like Santa and screamed. He even watched Sam get ready and was still not happy...this was just not our year...so my father then drove us to the airport. We checked in and get through security without any hiccups. We had to wait a while longer at the gate but got on the plane and on our way by 10:30...the flight was ok, but it was not great. Lucky the two girls sitting next to us were so good with Teddy and laughed with him and that was nice
Well we finally arrived in Texas past 1 am and waiting for our luggage. Lucky daddy and Grandpa Phillips were there and we had the cool baggage claim to keep Teddy occupied. We got my suitcase and then proceeded to leave before we realized that we did not have his carseat. We waited and nothing...we checked oversize luggage area but nothing...we waited some more and nothing...there was a gentleman there but he really was not helping, he kept saying you have to wait, you have to wait. We then realized that my brother in law had insisted that they take his van to the airport that had my nephews car seat in it...so we finally got the gentleman to let us fill out a claims report and we headed home. Teddy fell asleep on the way and by the time we got to my in laws home at 3:30am, he was wide awake and mama was tired. He was not cranky, just curious to be in a different environment. We turned on the TV for him and we just played in the bedroom. He finally fell asleep around 6am and then was up before 8. It was gearing up to be a long day!!!
TUESDAY "Christmas"So I guess we technically arrived in Texas on Christmas and I did not really get any sleep but I also we excited for the days events...
So Teddy's cousin Liam who is 3 and a half was there and he got a train table for Christmas. He was a good sharer but did not like it when Teddy would put the car on the train track, he said "no, the car goes on the road, only trains on the track" Needless to say Teddy did not understand and only wanted to put the car on the track...haha
|Happily playing together...thanks Liam for sharing|
|Teddy got semi into opening his presents but would get preoccupied by what he had just opened that we had to get him back on track every time...he sure got some fun things...|
|He liked playing with the styrofoam peanuts too...and he liked playing his new trick of moving his head to the side and side staring at you...so cute|
This is Teddy holding the sonogram picture of his new baby sister. We waited until Christmas morning to open up the gender of our baby. I was so sure that we were having a boy that it came as a complete shock when I opened up the picture to see girl...it has not yet sunk in that our little bundle will be a little lady!!!
|Yes, you can see that it was 20 degrees in McKinney on Christmas Day...it started raining around 10 am and it turned to snow around noon|
|As the rain began to turn to snow, I thought that it would just lightly snow and nothing would stick but I was wrong|
|It started to come down even more and the ground started to turn white!!!|
|It started to stick!!!|
|And Teddy was able to have his first white winter wonderland Christmas. Lucky we got him this coat...made him look like the michellen tire man but he did not seem to mind the cold and he thought the snow was cool|
|My inlaws asked me to make two items for our meal and they turned out good...I made a raspberry pretzel salad and some au gratin potatoes. Yummy|
|We are all set...it was a 4 and a half hour drive...Teddy did great|
|We Love the Halls...and Teddy loved them, especially the boys!!!|
|They gave us a fun Christmas present , our first clothes for the little lady joining our family in a few months...so fun|
Friday I was able to drive up to Oklahoma and visit my friend Dawna...I met her while I was serving on my mission. Even though she lives in Oklahoma she is part of my husbands stake...it was only an hour drive and Teddy fell asleep on the way and was such a good little boy
|We at at a Chinese resturante and then had some frozen yogurt...it was cold but yummy...there are so many different frozen yogurt places that have popped up in the last few years...this place is called Cherry Berry and it was really good|