Saturday, January 15, 2011

Christmas Part #1

Things have been such a whirlwind since we returned home form our Winter Wonderland Christmas in Anchorage, it was SO wonderful I have to share details and photos... better late than never!!

We arrived in Anchorage on December 22nd, about 5PM in the evening. It was a balmy... just kidding. It was a FREEZING 2 degrees!! No, that's not a typo. 2. Burrrrrr! Bowman was a DREAM on the plane ride. Thanks to a prepared mama, and during the weeks leading up to the trip I wasn't buying him Christmas presents, I was buying plane-ride presents. I stocked up on brand new toys and saved them for the plane trip. Each new toy fascinated him, and kept him entertained for a while. When he tired of one, I got out another. It worked very well. His ears didn't bother him at all during the take off's. During the descent we could tell when he started to feel it a bit, and if he didn't want his pacifier or bottle AJ and I distracted him with tickle games. Worked like a charm!

Running around the night before our flight, clumsy me, stubbed my toe. really. really. really hard. I hit it so hard it took my breath away and I thought I was going to fall over. It hurt so bad and was throbbing like heck. But I had WAY too much to do so I pushed on. By the next morning it was very swollen, and I was surprised and glad that I was able to fit into my shoes. despite my gimping through the airport, pushing the stroller (which helped me to walk easier because I had somethingg to hold on to with the bonus of forward rolling motion), we made it! I cant believe I'm posting a picture of my ugly foot but here is what my poor toe looked like post-flight. Looks like my toe got into a nasty bar-fight brawl...poor toe lost.

We had such a wonderful time with my family! It was a whirlwind of shopping, laughing, great conversation, warm cozy fires, snow!, amazing food, and LOVE!

Bowman got to spend time not only with his Bobbie and Poppie but also with his Uncle Jordan and Great Grandmother Margaret~ 91 years old! Jordan last saw Baybo at 9 weeks old and Grandmother Margaret last saw him just born!

Bowman adjusted overall really well to the new setting and environment, except for some a-typical fussing sessions. We finally figured out that he wasn't getting solid naps in like he does at home. In a typical day, he has an hour-long walk in the stroller with Caitlin, during which he just chills out and is either quietly awake and relaxed or he conks out for a nap. He gets a second hour long walk in the evening with Daddy and Mama. In Alaska, he obviously wasn't getting this relaxation time in, and started having meltdowns in which he was so tired he wouldn't eat and wouldn't let you lay him down without a freak out! AJ finally figured out the connection to the missing walks and we started taking him for an hours drive. These are some pics I snapped on the iPhone from inside the car during our drives...

Green-eyed Christmas Angel!

1 comment:

  1. I cant believe those pictures are real!!! Total postcard material.