tampa has such a cool, modern airport! the kid's play area was much appreciated during our three-hour layover.
i've learned a couple things about flying with an infant or toddler. number one is, don't be embarrassed if they decide to make a terrible fuss before boarding. everyone will soon learn you have a BABY and they will not want to sit next to you, thus giving you an entire row to yourself. number two, in case anyone still hasn't gotten the point that you are toting along a
in pittsburgh we had a second christmas. my mom made a delicious christmas dinner with all the trimmings, and afterward we opened presents. we did all sorts of christmassy things throughout the week, like sledding and building half a snowman and drinking hot chocolate with whipped cream and peppermint sprinkles. i have officially received my proper intake of christmas. i can put the tree away now.
my husband cut the turkey wearing my mom's pink pampered chef apron. had to get a picture.
mom. devine. seriously.
the week before we left for pittsburgh, the weather had been fair and there was no snow on the ground the night we arrived. however, the following morning it started snowing and it hardly stopped the entire time we were there! i was very happy. i really wanted river to experience his first snow (he saw snow when he was four months old, but uh, he didn't really care). since we're texans and we don't get snow in these here parts (i don't really talk like that) we don't own a mini snow-suit. so to make sure he was warm enough, we bundled him up in a pair of leggings, socks, PJ pants, jeans, a onesie, a long-sleeve shirt, a sweater, a hoodie, and a hat, and then we slipped two pairs of socks on his hands since we didn't have gloves.
at first he kept pointing and saying ew.
then he decided he loved it.
hooray for snow! this is the best one we got. my sister's hair always eats her face and my brother never jumps on time. it felt like an episode of the office.
he loved it so much, he didn't want to come in, even though his cheeks were bright red and his fingers had turned into little icicles. with tears in his eyes and snow stuck to his butt, he begged to go back out.
we stayed for just one week. a week goes by quickly, especially when it is in between long flights. i wish we could have stayed longer! it was fun and i miss my family already. it's so quiet here without five other people in the same house.. and cable tv. i could really go for some cable tv right now. today i kept making excuses and convinced myself that it was okay to just chill today instead of getting out of bed at seven and cleaning the house and unpacking more boxes. new year's resolutions? what new year's resolutions?
reading the upside down edition of oogy, a book my sister gave me for christmas.
next week, i promise...