[Mommy's Thoughts]Received 01/16/2007 01:18

Our 'No Way', aDORAble Merry Christmas is Over...Ah, man

Well it's official! Our two week much needed and much deserved vacation is OVER. Hannah was especially excited to start back to school. She was very happy to wake up early and eat her cinnamon roll. When we pulled into Auntie Chris's drive she started saying, "Noah, Noah, Noah...". When we went inside her and Noah ran around each other saying, Hi Noah! Hi Hannah! Hi Noah! Hi Hannah! I wish I could say that I was that excited to go back to work...

We enjoyed a nice visit back with the families in OK. Santa came to FW on the 23rd. Hannah was a little under the weather, but was very excited to get her DORA backpack and blanket. The Daddy did very well and got me 2 different sets of the Willow Tree nativity set: The main set and the "stable". Santa wanted to bring Hannah her big girl bed, but since he wasn't sure what the new baby was he didn't know where to put her big girl bed. We now have her bedding on order and it should be here shortly.

We headed back to OK on Christmas Eve day in time for Mass with Granny and Papa. Hannah even got to put baby Jesus in the manager since she was the youngest one there. She did such a good job and didn't even squeal when I made her lay the baby down.

Christmas Day we celebrated with Grandpa and Lola at Uncle Hank's & Aunt Lizzy's house. Hannah was super spoiled complete with a huge Dora doll, a Dora pillow made by Lola, finger sized Dora, Boots, and Swiper, and Dora coloring books. She was so excited! She didn't want to put any of it down. She gradually got the hang of unwrapping the presents and was happy to help everyone. Baby boy even got his first little Christmas ornament and I got one with a little bear that was pregnant. It was exactly what I had wanted!

On Wednesday Hannah finally got to meet the rest of the Davis family. Uncle Nate and the North Carolina clan made it home for the holidays. The kids spent the day on the go-kart and trampoline. Later that night we had a firework display put on by the older kids. Hannah had fun with the sparklers, but wasn't too excited about the LOUD ones. She would duck for cover as soon as they started and then squint her eyes up real tight! It was a hoot.

The rest of the week we spent visiting with both families. Hannah had a great time playing with all of the cousins. She tried very hard to keep up with them running here and there chasing after them. Her new favorite saying of the week was: NO way! She was quite entertaining.

We opened presents at Granny and Papa's on Saturday morning. Hannah was stoked. Aunt Sarah and the kids got her a DORA van complete with Dora and her mommy. It sings, honks, and talks! What more could you ask for? Granny and Papa got her this cool zebra thing that she LOVES to sit on in front of the TV and bounce up and down.

Ricky and I got this Christmas lawn ornament in the shape of an airplane. It was so big that we had to leave it in Stroud to pick it up next time. Mom made me a quilt out of the material from my bridesmaids' dresses. It is really pretty. Ricky doesn't want to use it b/c he thinks we will mess it up. I put it on anyway and just told him to be careful!

By Sunday the weather had dipped back down in the 30's so we decided to stay one more day so the daddy could play one more round of golf. We headed home on New Year's Day. It was a great visit, but it was great to get home.

Thanks to everyone for making it special! Now next year we will be heading north with 2 little ones. I guess the Daddy will have to leave his clubs at home or get a bigger car. I don't even want to think about it... or better yet he can always ride on top. That way everyone wins!

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angie rickgode [at] gmail [dot] com
2007/1/16 01:41

Had a great time. Test Test Test

Uncle Hank and Aunt Lizzy rickgode [at] gmail [dot] com
2007/1/16 01:41

We had a great time visiting with you all! Next year will be so much fun with 2 little ones! Happy New Year!<br />