The last two Christmas' we spent in California so this year we decided to have a white Christmas in Wisconsin. It was also Maddox's first Christmas. Makes me a little sad that we didn't spend our last Christmas in California but it's so nice to spend it with family. Carson had been anticipating this trip since we booked it a few months ago and lo' and behold he was vomiting the day before we left. Luckily he was better to fly the next day. So off to Wisconsin we went...
We were gone for a little over 2 weeks. I don't think I can do that much time away from home until the kids are a little older. By the end of the trip everyone had fevers, was puking and/or wasn't sleeping. I slept in 7 different beds and 5 different places while we were there, makes me tired just thinking about it.
The first few days we stayed at my Dads. While we were there Maddox took his first steps, Carson made his first gingerbread house and it snowed! Carson could hardly wait for the snow and once it started falling he looked out the window and said "it looks like Christmas." He also said "I want to throw snow in Uncle Jay's face."
He played in the snow for an hour and was out to work shoveling the drive way, which he loved.
Maddox on the other hand...well you can see how much he liked getting bundled up for the snow.
We also took Carson to see Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer. It was adorable and just like the movie. It would be fun to see it every year before Christmas. My Grandma watched Maddox while we went to lunch and the play. Maddox actually took his first steps at her house so Jared and I completely missed it!
Next we headed to my Moms house. Carson had his first trip to the dentist and saw a Marquette basketball game. I think he was a little scared at first to have his teeth cleaned. He kept saying "My teeth are already clean." But when his turn came he got into the hygienist's chair and did a great job.
We also did a girls trip to Chicago and my friend Angie and her daughters drove from Indiana to meet us. We did a little shopping on Michigan Ave, ate some amazing Chicago style pizza and went to the top of the John Hancock building. The view was amazing. I had a great time and it was so nice to get away, just the girls. Although next time I said "no kids." Sorry boys!