Friday, January 31, 2014

Keaton's first snowman

We have had so much snow this winter it is crazy!  I am so lucky to work at my job and every year we get a 2 week vacation (on top of our already great vacation days!) over Christmas.  We closed this year from Dec. 20-Jan 6th.  I was supposed to go back to work on Monday the 6th but mother nature had a different idea!  It began snowing that Sunday and really didn't let up for a few days.  Not only was there snow there was negative temperatures with the windchill became very dangerous.  Most people couldn't even get out of their neighborhoods.  Most of the city closed down for Monday and Tuesday and then I had shortened hours on Wednesday.  The snow that started coming down was so fluffy and was great for making a snowman.

We got Keaton all bundled up with his snow suit, boots and snow gloves that are way too big for him and headed outside!

Penny absolutely loved running around in the snow and Keaton was cracking up at her.

Hi mom!

Cracking up at Penny!

We stopped short of making a really big snowman because it was cold and we were ready to go inside!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

December/Christmas recap

December flew by so fast this year!  The beginning of December was spent playing at our house and getting ready to leave for California.  Keaton got his 15 month shots and that weekend had his first round of sickness with throwing up! We thought it had to do with the shots, but then I started throwing up and we realized it was a real virus!  I got it first and then Drew followed shortly after.  It was a long week of not feeling good and just as we all recovered we hopped on the plane for California.  The trip was such a whirlwind. We started out at Papa and Grammy's house for the weekend and had so much fun playing with Uncles and Kiele and Leila!  Then off to Gamma and Grandpa's house for Christmas Eve with Grandpa's family.  Keaton was very shy but warmed up to everyone at the end of the evening.  Drew, Keaton and I put on our matching p.j's for Christmas Eve (a tradition that I want to start but Drew doesn't love dressing alike..haha!)  We opened gifts from Gamma and Grandpa and Keaton wanted all of his toys out of the box immediately!  We had fun opening gifts in front of the fire and turned in early to wake up on Christmas morning!  Keaton was a little too young to understand Santa so we headed down to the bay area to Uncle Dave's house to celebrate with Nana and company.  We ate brunch at Uncle Dave's and enjoyed opening presents.  Keaton and Jeremiah played with each other and it was fun to see them together!  After hanging out with Gamma's family we went back to Papa's for the evening to stay the night and celebrate Christmas.  We had fun opening gifts and eating the prime rib dinner!  The day after Christmas we headed back to Gamma's house and the weather was so nice that we played outside for most of the day and got packed to go to Monterey!  We headed to Monterey for Drew to play golf and to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Keaton loved looking at the fish and we can't wait to go back when he is older!  After a whirlwind trip we headed back to Indiana and were relieved that Keaton did great on flight! He is a natural flyer!  A few days after we got back we went over to Grandpa and Grandma Smiths to celebrate Christmas with a yummy dinner and presents!  Keaton had so much fun running around playing with his toys.  It was a great end to the year 2013 and we can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for our family.  We have so much to be thankful for!