The day after Christmas we left at 5am to drive to Arizona. We drove down with Brian's parents and stayed with Brian's brother, Steve, and his family. We just got back last night and it feels good to be home! Vacations are a blast but there is just something about home and your own bed! I have spent all day today taking Christmas down and unpacking. I knew I should have taken it all down before we left but I just couldn't bring myself to do it on Christmas day!
The boys were sad to leave all of their gifts from Santa at home but they quickly forgot about all of it once we got there because they have so much fun playing with all of their cousins. Brian has 3 brothers and 2 sisters in Arizona and then 2 of the other brothers came down with their families also. So, there were plenty of activities and tons of fun to entertain them from dusk till dawn!
And that's about what we did - hung out with family - playing, talking, laughing, eating! Good, good times! I am lucky to have married into such a fun family that I really get along with! I always have a blast! Plus it is no secret that I love to escape the cold and snow for such nice weather! I couldn't believe it - we were out at the park almost every day - the kids running around and playing - they really loved it.
Of course it wouldn't be a "typical" trip for us without some type of mishap! lol! One night, when the kids were all playing Power Rangers, Tyler fell and cut his head open! He fell right onto the cable jack that was sticking out of the wall and it made a big T-shaped cut right on top of his head. We took him to the children's hospital emergency room at about 7pm and didn't get home until 2am! They were packed and so busy and so disorganized! It was frustrating and exhausting! He ended up getting two staples in his head! The poor guy - he was hurting but he was so brave and such a good little boy! He just seems to amaze us lately with his progress and how well he is doing with his communication and social skills!! We really feel blessed that he is doing so well!! He was great with all of the doctors and nurses - so calm and nice and social! He is such a special guy! We love him!!
Well, I have a ton of pictures from Christmas and our trip but need to download them tomorrow. I will post about Christmas when I can include the pictures (hopefully in the next day or two). It was a great day - details to come!