Isaac loves his PaPa Murf, as you can tell. They were reading one of the books that Isaac got for Christmas.
As you can tell, Isaac had a big time and it was good to spend time with Dad, Hope, and Amanda over the weekend. We'll hopefully be back to visit them again soon!!
As for Christmas, we did things a little bit different this year. I have always stayed at my Mom's house on Christmas Eve and then gone to my Dad's later on in the day on Christmas Day. Darren and I agreed that we wanted Isaac to wake up Christmas morning at his own house so he could see what Santa brought him. So here's what we came up with. Like I said earlier, we went to my Dad's the weekend before Christmas and did Christmas with them. Then, we went to my Mom's on the 23rd to stay the night. On Christmas Eve, the whole family on my Mom's side goes to my Grandmother's house for dinner and then we just sit around and visit, and sometimes play cards or the guys play their guitars. We were able to go and eat and visit for awhile before hitting the road back to Savannah.
We were glad we got to do Christmas Eve with my family and we're always glad to see Grandma, Uncle Patrick, and Moms. We'll be back soon!!!
We got back here around 10:30 that night and in order to keep Isaac from getting up at the crack of dawn, we let him stay up and play until around 11:15 or so. As it turns out, Isaac slept better and longer that night than he has his entire life!! He slept in his bed until around 8:15, then I brought him into our room. I wasn't sure if he'd go back to sleep or not, but he didn't and didn't even budge until 10:15!!! It worked out nice though because we were able to get up first and have the video camera rolling when he got out of bed. This is a shot of him while he was still snoozing. He fell Christmas Eve at my Grandmother's. He was playing with the other little ones there and wasn't watching where he was going and ran into one of those metal folding chairs that go with a card table. We were so afraid his whole eye would be black, but it was just pretty swollen and not nearly as bad as we thought it would be.
After we did Santa stuff at our house Christmas morning, we got dressed and headed into Savannah to go to MiMi and PawPaw's house. Uncle Derek, Aunt Jill, Jakob, and Ethan came in too and we all swapped gifts. As you can tell, Isaac LOVED the matching sweater and hat that Uncle Derek and Aunt Jill got him!!!
This was Isaac and Jakob just being silly. Isaac has started saying "cheese" whenever he sees a camera, but it's still hard sometimes to get him to actually look at the camera!!
Me and my sis-in-law, Jill, tried our best to get a decent picture of the 3 boys, but this was about the best we could do! It's nearly impossible to get them all to look at the camera at the same time!!
All in all, I will have to say that we had a wonderful Christmas. We got way more things than we needed, but we are grateful for everything, especially the time we got to spend with family. It's definitely hard being away from home, but it sure does make for some good times when I get to go back. I love you all and hope to see you again very soon!!