1.07.2013

Our Christmas in Tennessee

I know, it's now January. Christmas has come and gone. BUT, what's one more Christmas post, right? 

We stayed in Franklin for Christmas this year because Ben only had Christmas Eve and Christmas off. This was actually the first year since we've been married that he hasn't worked on Christmas Eve! My parents came up the morning of Christmas Eve and we had every intention of going to our church's Christmas Eve service that afternoon. However, a sick baby changed those plans. 
This pitiful looking boy had crusty eyes, a runny nose, and a terrible cough. Oh, and he LOST HIS VOICE. As in, we couldn't hear him cry. Who knew that could happen to babies?! I took him to the pediatrician first thing that morning and our doctor confirmed that sweet Griffin would be spending his first Christmas with a nasty ear infection & respiratory virus. Boo!

We made the best of it & ordered our favorite greek food for dinner on Christmas Eve and let the boys open presents from the out of town folk. 

 Grayson had SO much fun this year opening presents. He helped Griffin open his & then had to teach him how to use everything. It was so fun to watch! 
We put both of the boys to bed and then Santa came! Grayson's big gift from Santa was the Everyday Heroes fire station/police station by KidCraft. It is AWESOME. We were so excited for him to see it!
 In true Grayson fashion, we were up at 5:30. Someone was ready to see what Santa brought! 
"WHOA!"
This year was so much fun with Grayson. He was so excited! Griffin wasn't feeling great but was a good sport. He loves his new Zany Zoo toy! 
Bless him. Christmas morning wore him out. 
My parents,Nana & Poppy, with the boys on Christmas. I can't tell you how long it took to get this picture. Ha! Toddlers hate cameras. 
Last Christmas we told our families we were pregnant...this year we had a 5 month old!

We spent the weekend after Christmas with Ben's family. Grayson was so excited for Christmas round 2!
G has an obsession with tools. He "fixes" everything in our house. You can imagine his excitement over his  new tool bench from Ben's parents! 
Griffin was still sick but enjoyed playing with his new toys. He's such a good sport! 
The boys with Mimi, Pops, & Uncle Thomas.
These boys made our Christmas so much fun this year. I can't believe it is already over! 

Poor Griffin went back to the doctor and still has a really bad ear infection along with bronchiolitis. Hopefully we will have a healthy Christmas next year!


3 comments:

Audra said...

Oh my, that picture of that sad sick baby boy is heartbreaking!! Babies shouldn't be allowed to be sick, ever. Glad you had a fun Christmas though!

{annie_loo} @ The Farrar Four said...

What is it about holidays and sickness. BOO! I'm glad y'all had a great time despits the sickies! You're boys are just precious! Love that tool bench. Easton got one too! He LOVES fixing things!!!!!

Ashleigh Day said...

I am glad that both boys still enjoyed it even though poor little Griff was sick bless him :( He looks so pitiful. I loved their matching outfits when I seen them on IG I was ready to die they was just too cute... I love your G & Griff they both are too presh!