Remember I said things got a little bit crazy this week? It all worked out in the end, but it initially started with us thinking that my in-laws wouldn't be able to join us for the holiday; my mother-in-law was in the hospital with a very severe stomach flu. We were really sad that they wouldn't be here, but lo and behold...she was released from the hospital on Christmas Eve with assurance from the doctor that she was no longer contagious after being on antibiotics for over 24 hours, so they decided to make the trip out here that night!
This might put us in the category of "big meanie parents" but we decided to not tell Jake that it was Christmas Eve. I know, I know...it seems cruel (and I was a bit sad, because it meant we couldn't put out milk and cookies or any of that fun stuff)...but seriously, it would have been bad. This is the same kid who last month couldn't fall asleep the night before PJ & movie day at school, and then proceeded to wake up at 2am begging to go to school already. And that was just PJ's and a movie!! Can you even imagine what the arrival of Santa would have done to the poor kid??
But it was fun getting to tell him on Christmas morning :) And Santa certainly came!!
He also got a bike from Nana and PopPop! It was warmer here yesterday, so he was able to test it out in the driveway...it was a success!
After not napping all day, Jake was finally starting to come off of his sugar/toy high around 7:30pm and went to bed without much of a fight...after we agreed to let him snuggle with his new favorite toy :)
Everyone was fairly healthy for Christmas, so we were grateful that we could all be together..the germ invasion started pretty much the day after Christmas and has led to a tiring week for all of us...more on that to come. we hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!