Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

Our little family of 3 actually celebrated Christmas on Wednesday night because we were headed to Pittsburgh on Christmas Eve to celebrate with my in-laws. It was fun because we ordered chinese food and opened our gifts and our stockings. I didn't buy Cooper a whole lot of presents because he's still at the age where he's not sure of what's going on but I'm sure it'll be a whole other story next Christmas!

He thoroughly enjoyed his stocking! He looked at every item and then proceeded to pitch every item individually over the side of his highchair!

I was very nervous about our flight because he's only flown one other time and he was only 5 months old at the time. All I had to do back then was give him a bottle and he was happy as a lark...yeah, that's not the case now that he's almost 14 months old. Luckily, he fell asleep the moment that we got into the air and slept most of the flight!

Now, I love this because any mommy of a toddler will tell you that it's a rare moment when they'll actually sleep on your chest! Ahh, I savored every second! Oh, and please excuse my double chin...the point of the pic is Cooper's peaceful sleeping! ;)

We headed to Pittsburgh on Friday and were excited to arrive to a city full of snow! We don't get snow often in Georgia and it's not very impressive when we do, either! Georgia also has mild winters so Cooper was surprised by the chill in the air!
My men folk

We went to a fun party at my hubby's cousin's house on Christmas Eve and Cooper got to eat some northern type food. This made be a weird comment but the flavors of the food and some of the items, to me, taste different than what we get down here in the south! He ate like a little piggy so I think he approved!

We woke up the next morning bright and early because that's what Cooper does regardless of holiday status so we went to open gifts. My in-laws ADORE Cooper and were thrilled to be up at 6:30 AM to open gifts. No, really they were over the moon with excitement and I was really happy that we could spend Christmas morning with them.

Cooper working very hard to open this present

Cooper reaping the rewards of his present opening skills

A funny story about our flying home on Sunday. They cancelled our flight home. The airline wanted us to fly to Detroit and layover until Monday or just stay in Pittsburgh until Tuesday. Neither one of these options were appealing to me because I was eager to get my child back to his home and his things. So, we drove 2 hours to Cleveland to fly home to Atlanta. That flight was delayed an hour so it took us 8 hours to get home. I now know that we were the lucky ones as I watched the news this morning to see that some people are literally stuck because the entire airport is closed in a few cities!

The cool thing about Cooper is that he was a total rockstar yesterday despite everything that we went through to get home. He played with a pack of (unopened) peanuts and the window shade for the entire flight home! Awesome!

One last pic (I promise!) of me and my little man on Christmas Day. I just love him!


  1. Cute pic of you too! I'm in CT so the first thing I thought when I read that you were flying north was your going to get stuck! We are snowed in today - so nice to have reason to skip work and daycare and stay home together!

  2. Awwww...
    I love snuggly naps! I'm glad you savored it!

    It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Love the picture of you and Cooper in front of the tree!! And I just have to ask...what type of northern-type food did you have here in good old PA?? :-)

  4. @Susan, the hot sausage up there taste NOTHING like what we have down here...even the texture is totally different! Also, I only eat, I don't know how to spell it but gnachi (sp?, it's some sort of doughy pasta) when I'm up in PA...I ate both and enjoyed them immensely :)

  5. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas!! And great that ya'll made it home more easily than most :) Love that last picture of you both!

  6. What a wonderful Christmas! I love Cooper's Santa PJs - Asher has the same ones! Isn't it the best when they snooze on your chest? It really is a rare occurrence these days, so I take advantage whenever I can too!

    Happy New Year!

  7. I love the pictures--especially of him sleeping on your chest and the last one of you two in front of the tree! SO sweet!!!