Friday, January 13, 2017

Christmas Morning...the 2nd Attempt...

We woke up on December 26th and after confirming that Adam, Harper and I were still stomach bug free (phew!) we checked in on Andy who happily was at an 85% - up from 0 the day before - and quickly packed up the car and headed home for our official Christmas morning!

Andy had the fire going, the Christmas carols playing, coffee brewing, candles burning, and had a batch of the best french toast ever ready to serve us. I'd say he bounced back rather nicely! :) 

After breakfast we put Harper down for a nap (he would have a chance to open his gifts later) and we dove in to the gifts and goodies that Santa had left for us. Adam was all smiles and loved everything he received. Star Wars was yet again the theme - but he also received some fun "brain games" that he was equally as excited about - love that kids enthusiasm. 

My favorite gift was one I actually put together for Harper (but gave to Andy) which was a book of Harper's journey from NICU to his 1st birthday. I compiled all the blog posts I had written and now he'll have a hard copy of his story to always remind him of how he entered this world - a fighter from the start! Hoping this is something we'll all cherish for years to come. 

Harper got some fun toys as well - blocks, books, his first Legos, and a tricycle like the one he got to ride on at Greg & Erica's. He was thrilled with that and we've already enjoyed lots of rides around the neighborhood - Adam on his scooter - Harper on his bike - love it! 

It may not have been the Christmas we had anticipated - but we sure made the best of it and Adam has already asked if we can do an extended Christmas again next year - ha - minus the yucky stomach bug of course! 

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