We had our little family Christmas at home on the 23rd then loaded up the car and drove to Ruston and had Christmas dinner at the Anderson's where Josh's grandparents, Nama and Papa, got to meet Frazier for the first time! Christmas Eve was a full day of visiting with family and friends, two Christmas Eve services and the annual soup supper courtesy of Jim and Debbie.
Then Christmas morning dawned sniffly...and only got worse. By Christmas night Frazier was just plain sick. The sickest he's ever been- coughing, sneezing, runny nose, congestion. Up all night. We finally got him to sleep about 4 in the morning by driving him down Hwy 167 and let him sleep the next couple of hours in his carseat in the bedroom. He's been sick ever since, but he is better every day. And really, Frazier's a pretty pleasant baby even sick.
So, naturally, the rest of our visit and most of our time home since has been spent tending to our sick baby...nursing him every chance I can to ensure he gets plenty of fluids, wiping his nose and wiping his nose and wiping his nose again. Running the humidifier, sucking out snot...all that stuff. Many thanks to Helen and Mark Boersma for checking him out to ensure his lungs were clear, etc. before we left Ruston. We were lucky to have a doctor who loved us enough to come over Christmas weekend. :)
Sick kid aside, however, we did have a really wonderful Christmas. Everyone was so good to us it was overwhelming as always. We're so very grateful. I have so many thank yous to write!
One of my favorite gifts was from Frazier (by way of his Dad)- a set of jewelry (two bracelets and a necklace) from Smart Mom Jewelry. It's called Teething Bling and it's jewelry made for your kid to chew on! We both love it. Bracelet shown in pic below.
And I don't know if you can tell but in the next picture he has both bracelets and the necklace all at once!