We stayed with my parents that night. Tuesday night we went over to Marshall's parent's house for dinner and games. I started feeling uneasy and just horrible. We went back to stay at my parent's and all heck broke loose. I spent most of the night on the toilet with a bucket in hand. Marshall followed the next day. That was just the start of being sick and it seemed almost everyone got it, except my dad, sister in law and a few nieces. My sister's kids got it, my brother and his new wife, my mom, and so on. Yuck. I think the end count was 16, and I'm surprised I'm not kicked out of the family yet. ;)
Besides being sick, we still managed to eat an obscene amount of food, spend time with my family as well as Marshall's, tried to sled outside on what tiny bit of snow there was, and just enjoyed each other's company. We jumped back and forth from my parent's house to Marshall's parent's house. I realized I didn't get a lot of pictures of present opening at Marshall's parents, but everyone was opening at once so it was over quick!
We didn't spend a lot on Christmas this year due to the fact that we've barely been scraping by. All in all I think we spent around $40, but still managed to do quite a bit thanks to my review site and various Visa and Walmart gift cards I had won over the last few months. Huge Blessing. The boys were so fun to watch and were both so excited about everything they got. Now it's time for a massive amount of pictures! :)
On Wednesday, we went with my mom and nieces to see Planet 51. It was cute and the boys were really good. Afterwards we went to see Santa at the mall. Chandler was thrilled, Rowan wouldn't go anywhere near him.
The snowmobiles were out, but there wasn't enough snow, so Marshall pulled the kids on a sled with my parent's Razr.
Christmas Eve Food
Rowan is like a chipmunk and stores food. He walked around with this orange in his mouth for a long time. He also stored fudge, candy and other treats in his cheek for long periods of time. Funny kid.
Rowan & Uncle Jason
If you have ever held Rowan, you know he has a serious hair fetish. It doesn't matter how long or short, he has to play with it. This started at about 6 months and he's been doing it ever since. My dad is the victim in this picture.
Santa Presents - Rowan got a Vtech Learn and ride Giraffe and Chandler got a new Thomas the Train set
My dad, Nadia, and Row
Chandler checking out his stocking from Santa
My brother Clint and his daughter Nadia.
Presents at my parents house before we opened them
Chandler playing with the play mat and cars Aunt Jeralee's family gave him.