Tuesday, December 25, 2007

January is going to be SO boring

Between Sidamo's birthday, the trip to New York meeting lots of friends and relatives for the first time, and now Christmas, I think Sidamo has opened at least one gift a day for the past 15 days. He still has a few under the tree, but he'll be through his stash by New Year's, and then what? I'll tell you: 11 months of BORING.

I need to do a full-blown New York post, because the trip was wonderful. We had such a good time with friends and family, and Sidamo was a complete charmer. Wish I could say the same of the airline industry—just as a quick sneak preview, on the way there our flight was so delayed and circled so long that we ran out of fuel and diverted to Allentown, PA. We ended up being on the plane for something like seven hours, which is a REALLY long time with a 2-year-old if you've only prepped for a flight half that long. The flight back was also delayed, but that was only a minor inconvenience compared to the seemingly endless vomit Sidamo supplied (in projectile-fashion) before the flight even took off, covering himself, me, our seats, his blankets, and our carry-on luggage. Lesson learned: Every kid has a yogurt limit, and Sidamo's, apparently, is somewhere around 20 ounces. Oops!

But onto happier times. Sidamo's first Christmas with us was wonderful. We spent Christmas Eve at Lisa, Chris, and Scarlett's house with Greg's dad and Grandma. Today the whole fam came over here, but I just realized we didn't take any pictures after they arrived. Too busy gorging ourselves on yummy food and taking part in the festivities, I guess.

Me, Scarlett, Sidamo, Greg, and Great-Grandma B on Christmas Eve

The kids with Great-Grandma, having lots of fun with the Aqua Doodle—HUGE hit with all three

Christmas Eve sledding, sans snow. We could have taken them for some real sledding today since we got something like 6 inches today but, well, real snow is cold. Sorry kids!

Christmas morning—the dogs are every bit as excited about Christmas as Sidamo. Here he's helping them open their gifts of stuffed animals. Happy, happy day.

Jammie time fun!

1 comment:

Alicia said...

Ugh, so sorry to hear about your flight troubles!! We took our first flight with Benjamin when he was almost exactly Sidamo's age, a few days after he turned 2. It was only a 2.5 hour flight and I can't even imagine anything longer, let alone 7 hours!!

I'm sure Sidamo got as spoiled as mine did at Christmas - hope he's having fun with his new haul! Really cute jammie pic. of you and him!