We decided to do Christmas tonight with Matt’s family because it was the only time we could all get together. We feasted on several appetizers, salad, steaks, potatoes, corn, rolls, desserts, and wine. The food was wonderful and the night was incredibly fun, but we had one BIG scare.
Big Poppa and Matt were out grilling steaks while Ninnie, Uncle Mitch, Sarah and I were cooking/talking. The kids were inside with us, and all of a sudden I didn’t see Cole. I was looking in all the downstairs rooms when panic started to set in. I ran outside to make sure the guys didn’t have Cole, which they didn’t, and then everyone started to panic. Ninnie ran one way and I ran the other when I heard it…… a loud tumble. I was running to the hardwood stairs and saw Cole tumbling down from the top, flipping and twisting and hitting every step until he smacked the hardwood floor at the bottom face first. I screamed, Cole was screaming, and everyone ran in behind us. Poor, poor Cole. He was hurt and crying uncontrollably. I held him for a few minutes and let him cry. I laid him on the couch and looked at his body and didn’t see anything wrong except a huge, purple knot forming on his forehead. I knew it was a good sign the knot immediately began to knot out. We watched him for a while and cuddled and kissed him. We gave him his paci which seemed to help out more than anything.
After realizing he was okay, I made the statement that maybe that was just a lesson learned because we have a terrible time keeping Cole off the stairs. Big Poppa barricaded the stairs, so I set Cole down. He went straight to the stairs, knocked the barricade down, and began climbing up again. Are you kidding me?!?!?
After we got that drama out of the way, we ate, cleaned the kitchen and sat down together while Big Poppa handed out presents.
Chloe was so excited. Every gift she opened she would look at and say, “Oh! I LOVE it!” Cole crawled around in the middle of everything playing with all the trashed wrapping paper and boxes. Out of all his gifts, he enjoyed playing with the empty boxes the most.
Chloe not only opened all of her gifts, but she opened most of Cole’s gifts as well.
Chloe’s two favorite things are Dora and play dough. Uncle Mitch and Sarah gave Chloe a Dora play dough set, and Chloe was sooooo excited she could hardly stand it.
More excitement over opening another gift (and Cole crawling everywhere).
Congrats, Uncle Mitch and Sarah! They just got engaged 1 week ago, and we are all so excited!
Ninnie and Big Poppa gave Chloe some dress up clothes, and she put the dress on as soon as she opened it. It turned into a HUGE melt down later when we had to take it off to go to bed…. but that’s a whole other story!
The next day Chloe played and played and played and played with her new toys.
Thank you Ninnie, Big Poppa, Uncle Mitch, and Sarah for being so good to us and our kids. We love you guys!