Happy Holidays everyone!!! I’m hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa was generous to you all. We had a great Christmas. We drove up to the interior and celebrated Christmas with my in-laws and my dad. It was a low key affair and perfect. The drive up was a bit hairy, as there is a lot of snow up in the mountains, but our Subaru, Sydney, can drive through anything :). I was hoping for a more restful holiday, but our son had other ideas. About 2 weeks ago, his preschool had a notice up that Fifth’s Disease was going around. I thought nothing of it, until we got up to my in-laws and Aiden wasn’t feeling well. We noticed he had a small fever and a small quarter size rash on his cheek. I called the nurses line and the nurse reassured me that it wasn’t serious and that if he gets itchy to give him an oatmeal bath. The spot on his cheek was gone by the next day, but was replaced with a rash on his stomach, back and upper legs. Thankfully with the help of the oatmeal bath, the rash didn’t get worse and is slowly healing. He still has a small one on his foot, but overall he is feeling great. So needless to say this Mama didn’t get the restful Christmas she was hoping for. We all slept in the same room and he coughed a lot and had some nightmares. My husband and I also received an extra gift, my son’s cold. I have a doctor’s appointment on Monday, as my ears are almost completely plugged. Anyways we are home now and had a much better night’s sleep last night. Below are pictures of our trip up to Grouse Mountain (Peak of Christmas), totally worth it, and our Christmas with our family.
Grouse Mountain Breakfast with Santa
Gondola ride up, my son loved it, me not so much (I don’t like heights)
Our Christmas in the Interior
On our way to Grandma’s house (thank God for the IPAD!!!
Even though we were sick during Christmas, we still had a great time. I think by far my favorite memories are of Aiden opening his gifts and of the entire family roasting/cooking the bacon by the fire. We stunk afterwards but it was so much fun. The mulled wine kept us warm :).
Thanks to my mother-in-laws amazing cooking, starting up bootcamp again in January can’t come soon enough. We feasted on prawn linguine and various other types on fish on Christmas Eve, roast duck, stuffed chicken, stuffing and red cabbage on Christmas Day and enjoyed roasting/cooking bacon on Boxing Day. Our holidays are typically spent eating, watching movies, playing Settler’s of Catan, more eating, drinking and of course eating!!! 🙂
Stay tuned for my top outfit posts of 2012 and my 30 in 30 for the New Year.
Happy Friday Everyone!!!!