Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas Week Recap

We did so much traveling this Christmas holiday! On Friday 21st we drove ten hours to Herndon, Virginia to visit Jason's parents. On Christmas Day we drove from Virginia to Ohio which took forever because the only restaurant open for dinner the entire trip was Denny's and the service took forever!! In Ohio was Jason's grandmother, Nene and many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Two days after Christmas we then drove ten hours from Ohio to Augusta, Georgia. The next day we left and headed to Lawrenceville, Georgia to visit my family for Christmas number 2. We had such a great time visiting family. The last time many from Ohio had seen Jase was when he was three weeks old! So needless to say he had grown quite a bit. Look at him go! Here he was in Jason's parent's backyard playing.
Here he is signing "sleep"! Such a smart boy! Still no words though.

Since we blocked off the stairs, Jase decided to read at the bottom of the steps.
Who knew that the real way to hold a football was with your mouth!
He just knew this shiny silver one was his!
His cousin Austin reading to him.

While we were at Jason's grandmother's home Jase knew exactly where he fit in. The KID ROOM!! YEAH!

He just loves dogs so much! He climbed up on the couch to be with Nene's old dog, Chelsey.

She was not as happy to have him there. There she goes!!Jase with his great-grandmother, Nene.
Jase with his Grammy (Jason's mother). Looks like she likes him just a little bit.

This picture is actually soooooo pitiful! Jase had thrown up twice during our trip home from Ohio but I just thought maybe he was motion sick. When I got him out of the car he had his head tilted to the left side. He had taken out the head rest in his car seat and had leaned his head to the side of his car seat during the trip. WELL...his neck had a kink in it and he kept his head tilted to the side the rest of the evening. I was so upset and thought maybe he had meningitis! It was awful and look at that zombie like face.

Here his is in his robe after I tried to give him a bath to relax his neck. The next few days he had mild diarrhea and low grade fever so he must have gotten a virus on our trip. Which by the way, angers me very very much!We made it to my parents house for the second Christmas celebration. Jase was not too sure what to think of Santa. As you can tell by his face he was frightened by the sight.
I had to give him his pacifier but he still wasn't totally comfortable with him.

He really enjoyed opening the presents and next year will be so neat to see him just ripping them open like crazy.
This is a painting my sister did for Jase's room. This matches his bedding perfectly and I was very surprised by this gift. What talent she has!
Opening his present from my Aunt in Ohio. He really liked it and walked around with the Elmo for a while. Here is Jase's cousin, Elektra and at first she was very afraid of Santa but once he gave her a present she warmed up to him...just a little bit.
Little Santa
Here is Elektra watching Santa leave. So cute.

Little Santa was so very tired and had to take a nap from all the excitement.


Meaghan said...

oh my gosh....the neck kink story is just too much! meningitis?!?!? and the pic of him sleeping on you is so cute. :)

by the way, when did you teach jase sign language??!

love the post!

Abuelito said...

Great pictures and great story. The picture of him walking in his bath robe made me crack up with laughter. He looks so cute. The Santa suit was so unexpected and unusual. Neat. Dad

eileen said...

I love the painting Maria made!

Happy New Year!