We had a great Christmas in Denver with my family this year.
A highlight was seeing Noah play with his cousins. We lived in Denver from the time Noah was a newborn until he was about 20 months old. For most of that time, Noah was too little to really play well with his cousin Callum, who is 2.5 years older than he. Oh Noah would certainly try to interact with Cal--but that mostly consisted of Noah following him around, slobbering on his toys, getting in his way, knocking over his creations, and making Callum cry out of frustration. By the end of our time in Denver, Noah and Callum were just starting to play together really well, and it was so sad to leave!
Speaking of my sister's kids, Ryan developed a real crush on little Jade this trip. Can you blame him? She is to-die-for cute with her little blonde pig-tails and spunky personality.
Another highlight of the trip was spending time with my grandparents. I have written about them on this blog a lot, so you probably already know how much I adore them, but every time that I see them interacting with their great grandkids, I am reminded again how special they are. How many 85 year olds are so interested in playing with little ones? How many great grandmas get on the floor and play cars and snuggle with stuffed animals with the kids? We are so blessed that they have been part of our kids' lives.
Santa (well, it was actually Bapa) brought Noah an electric Thomas the Train set. He is in love.
Callum was pretty impressed by Noah's train too. :) I was amazed by how excited Cal was for Noah. Before he even looked at his own gifts, he was rejoicing that Noah was so happy about his! Sweet Callum...love him.
We miss living close to my family. It was great to be with them for Christmas, but the visit just wasn't long enough (we had to cut it short so we could also go to San Diego to see Laura). Can't wait to see them again, hopefully soon!