Warning: too many pictures on one blog post. It's just too hard to decide which ones to put and I still left out a couple hundred! We packed as many fun things into our trip to NC over the break as we could.
We spent lots of fun time with our families.
|Getting ready to go walk the dog with Uncle Rod|
|Frozen yogurt with Granny Baker and Nana|
|Having a jam session with Nana.|
|Playing a little Canasta. I have yet to learn to play it because they take it pretty|
|Snuggling in Pappy's chair|
|Hanging with Uncle David|
We got to see friends who we don't normally get to visit with.
|James was excited that Jane came over to play|
|Hooray for being pregnant at the same time as a friend!|
Tricia due in April, me in June, both with boys!
|We were honored to get to see sweet Collins get baptized|
|And we got to have a lunch date!|
|I don't know if she really needed any help but good practice for James for the future!|
I met my old bible study girls (minus Shannon- we missed you Shan!) in Wilson for dinner. I knew it would be a fun night but it turned out to be SUPER special.
|Ashley asked me to be in her wedding this summer|
|And Rebecca is pregnant!!!! We are only 2 months apart.|
|It's going to be a great summer!|
|Always good to see Eve and Amy. I need to glean as much knowledge |
about raising boys from Amy as I can since she has 3!
|Love the Cox family|
Of course what would a vacation be without a little eating?
One down part of the trip was that I got massively sick from food poisoning. I requested that my parents please get James out of the house so they had a happy meal date at McDonalds and then a breakfast date the next morning at Krispy Kreme. James was a happy boy!
|He had to try a bite of Pappy's. The chocolate was pretty tasty!|
|Oh Pappy! He is a good sport|
We spent a lot of time in the kitchen. This kid LOVES to help cook.
|Helping Nana make waffles|
|Making pretzel cookies|
|Always have to make some homemade bread|
|I don't know how many 2 year olds know the entire bread making process by heart|
And of course we had to make Christmas cookies. This is just how I remember making them with my mom: always homemade, rolling out the dough, etc.
|Um, normally we don't allow sitting on the table...|
|Helping with the dishes|
|Final product - cookies!|
|Final product- yummy bread! Don't eat his loaf- he is quite possessive!|
Just all sorts of fun over the two weeks that we (James and I) were there!
|Pushing Daddy on the new car|
|Even Mom got a turn!|
This was so funny to me. While I was in Wilson with the girls, James requested that he and my mom eat in candlelight so they had a special dinner just for the two of them. :)
|He loved this crazy dancing Christmas tree|
|And the dancing dog. Will those songs ever leave my head?|
|Sitting on Pappy's special step|
And the final picture of the trip which illustrates the extreme difference between raising your own children and having grandchildren. James, eating a donut, INSIDE the car on the way to Raleigh. My dad has definitely mellowed over the years! :)