Monday, January 3, 2011
Holidays are so fun!
I'm attempting to catch up on the events and activities of the past 2 weeks. It's funny to me that I write this blog so that I don't forget any of the wonderful memories we share with our babies, since I never want to forget their milestones, and it is almost impossible for me to remember what even happened yesterday!
We had a full house for the holidays! It began with Doug's birthday on Dec. 23rd. Brian, Kristyn, my mom and dad, and my Grammy and Papa all came down in time for dinner and presents. We celebrated with a delicious turkey dinner, cupcakes from "Just Baked Cupcakes" and presents. It always feels like everything is complete when the entire family is together.
Trey was his usual, crazy self. He was showing off and running around like crazy. I'm ashamed to admit this, but he hasn't gone to bed before 9:30pm even once in the last few weeks!
Trey was, by far, the most spoiled out of everyone for Christmas! He received his very own tool set and work bench, a Jeep powerwheel, Yo Gabba Gabba dolls, Clifford books, clothes, the list just goes on and on. I'm thrilled to say that he actually loved all of his toys and has been playing with the tool set from the moment he opened it up. We knew that the Powerwheels wouldn't be a huge hit until the Spring, but I know Trey will love it when the time comes :).
Carrington also celebrated by being completely spoiled, cuddled, kissed, and loved by her NaniJay and Grammy who couldn't keep their hands off of her! Santa brought her a pink swing for the swingset outside, and of course, clothes.
As you can see in the pictures, we took Christmas Eve Pajamas to a whole new level this year by getting a pair for EVERYONE. It's super cheesy, but a ton of fun, and everyone loved them... well, at least loved them after the initial shock that we would all be twinsies, and that's a little creepy :).
One of the best surprises Christmas brought was SNOW!I didn't expect it in Charlotte, NC, but it was beautiful and made the day feel extra special.
Immediately following Christmas, Trey went in for surgery to have his tubes put back in, and to have his adenoids removed. I was worried about a second surgery this year, but Trey has been so miserable and sick, and then with a severe double ear infection, we knew there was no real choice- surgery was the only course of action. So, Doug and I bundled Trey up in his jammies and headed to the surgery center at 6am on Monday, Dec. 27th. Since Trey was also having his adenoids removed, they gave him a sedative before they took him away from us. I'm slightly embarrassed to have done this, but Trey was so hilarious when the sedative started kicking in, that I had to take a video. Trey's actions were the equivalent of him being completely drunk. He had silly smiles on his face, he would drunkenly say "Hi" to anyone that walked by, and he kept wanting to say "IWUVWOO"- his version of "I love you". It was so cute, and I hated it when they took him away! The surgery itself only lasted about 10 minutes, and we were back with him in 30 minutes, before he even fully woke up from the anesthesia. That afternoon Trey had a rough time and slept with me for most of the day, but within 24 hours he was back to his old self! Since the tubes have been reinserted, Trey is the healthies I have seen him in months. He is also a little chatterbox, talking about everything in his little baby head! He can clearly say "Brian"- which we've been practicing for forever and his "S" sounds are almost perfect!
Carrington has been working on her rolling, and makes a valient effort to get from back to belly every time she has the chance! I predict a perfect roll in a few weeks! Her other cute quirk is that every time she sneezes, she follows it up with a little "eeewwww". It's so cute, and I wish I could record it, but how can you predict when someone else will sneeze? :)
Uncle Brian and Aunt Kristyn came back for the New Year, and we had such a great time. Unfortnately, Doug came down with a stomach bug, but we still managed to have lots of fun! Trey did his very best to stay up with us, but at about 10:45pm, he couldn't stand himself anymore and fell asleep on the couch. Aunt Kristyn did her "Auntly Duty" by making sure both kiddos had their picture taken in the New Year.
I'm looking forward to everything that 2011 has to bring!