Some of our highlights were-
Watching A White Christmas with Nolan because Rob refuses to watch it with me (not really, he was just at school, but he really has no desire to see it). I was pleasantly surprised that he actually liked it.
Making my ornaments for our annual Haynes' girls ornament exchange.
Making salsa for neighborhood friends (it was our first year giving away goodies and I quite enjoyed it).
Spending a weekend with my family at the Haynes' cabin. I still can't believe I forgot my camera. I don't have a single picture of Nolan playing in the snow for the first time. Huge bummer!
Nolan making gingerbread houses with Nana and cousins.
Spending a day baking with my Mom and being able to take home some of her famous cinnamon rolls.
Playing with cousins visiting from Utah.
Riding the train at McCormick Park. Since seeing Polar Express for the first time over a month ago Nolan has been obsessed with "Choo's". He was speechless the whole train ride, that is until it was over and time to get off, then he became quite the opposite of quiet.
Our one (and only) family picture of the season.
Every year we spend Christmas Eve with Rob's family. We eat a yummy dinner, act out the Nativity in their backyard and end with an awesome White Elephant exchange, which never disappoints.
Christmas day we spend over at my families. This year we convinced them to sleep in until 7:30 and it was heaven. I woke up at 6:30 thanks to a barking dog and I couldn't go back to sleep I was so excited. Christmas is so much more fun now having a child! I can't imagine what it's going to be like when we have a couple of kids that actually get who Santa is. I don't think I'll be able to sleep at all.
One of Nolan's favorites was this Cars toy that my parents gave him. He runs around the house yelling as he pushing this thing crazy.
My favorite was this train table. I was able to trade a photo shoot for it, so yeah, it was free! I knew from the second I saw it that he would love it. It made it even more exciting when not even two weeks later Nolan became obsessed with trains. We left it at Rob's parents so we wouldn't have to hall it back and forth. After we were done at my parents we came home and showed Nolan his awesome new toy. He also got a dump truck and Thomas the Train from Nana & Paco. I don't think we'll ever need to buy this boy a new toy again.