For Thanksgiving we were blessed to be able to spend the day in Galveston with Trey's family as his grandparents have a timeshare there. My family was in Fairfield at my sister's in-laws so there was no splitting time up this year. It was bitter-sweet. Nonetheless we enjoyed our time in Galveston. Leslie, my MIL, works at a place that allows her to get tickets to all kinds of local events - including the Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens. So while we were down there, we made an outing of that. The kids liked it, but as an adult, I would have rather relaxed on the couch after the fulfilling turkey dinner. Speaking of that - Cash experienced his first table foods and has insisted on eating them at every chance ever since. Let me just say, the kid LOVES to eat. And he's no picky eater. (thank goodness)
A few weeks later, we took Kaila and Cash to Santa's Farm. This is something that I look forward to every year - even as an adult. The Kingwood Park High and Kingwood High School FFA's combine to have a fundraiser and dress up their animals and the ag barn for Christmas. They have food/hot chocolate and hay rides and there's a Santa out there. Best of all, you can pet the animals. Cash was afraid of the horses for a while, but he finally came around and decided to pet one.
|You can still see a bit of reluctance in his eyes. And this particular horse sneezed on Kaila-which turned out to be quite hysterical.|
|Christmas Eve was at Amy's - and she treated us to her homemade creme brulee'. We let Cash have a couple bites of it and he about came across the table trying to get after more of it. He is DEFINITELY his mommy and daddy's little boy. :)|
|Trey was playing with Cash with this cup and it just had him cracking up. It was the cutest thing and I just love the pictures I got of him laughing his little head off. He has the cutest laugh and sweetest "real" smile.|
|a montage of a few of Cash's favorite's ...|
Cash did great for surgery, considering he was STARVING and cranky because of this. He even tried to eat the face off the bear they gave him. He wasn't allowed to eat/drink anything after midnight and we were to be at the surgery center at 7:45am. You know that means they don't even begin prepping until at least 9. Poor thing. They gave him some kinda happy drug when they first brought us back and that made him forget that he was hungry and made him loopy. That made him act so cute. I think we were done and leaving there by 10:30? It was pretty quick, all things considered.
|I'm gonna eat your face off!!!!!!!!|
|loopy and acting cute! :)|