The “fun” started as soon as Braeden arrived home from Chicago last Sunday afternoon. He has an awesome time and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing his stories of all he did while there. He visited a cool museum that had a mock White House. Nancy mentioned how he will be visiting the REAL White House before long since we will be living so close to DC.
He spent time with Nancy’s nephews and little 3 year old Liam says B is his “best friend” I LOVE IT!
He made polish sausage (a family tradition with Nancy’s family) the day after Thanksgiving. I am SO proud of that kid for trying. For the record, Mama wouldnt’t touch that raw meat!
He went to Dave & Busters (and actually played games this time). Played outside games at Nancy’s parent’s house since it was so warm (his wish to see snow was not granted this time) and even went to the circus. Thank you Daddy Aaron, Nancy and all of Nancy’s family for such an awesome time!
Mikey came with me to pick up Braeden at the airport. He was able to come to the gate with me and waited patiently for B’s plane to land. When he saw the plane pulling up to the gate, he stood up, smiled and yelled, “HI BRAEDEN!” He would not let go of Braeden’s hand until we got to the car.
The same night, we went to run a couple errands and Mike snuck the boys up into the flower beds at the outdoor mall to snap this picture. The sun was shining right in their faces, but I had to get it because I’ve taken pictures of Braeden in this same spot a few times before.
Mike went to the Police Department last Monday to turn in his stuff and have lunch with some co-workers. He was off the rest of the week…..very deserving of the break if you ask me. Mikey stayed home with Mike and they had such a great time together. I know Mikey must be terribly confused after spending so much time with Daddy and not have him around at ALL now. Mike and his Mom took Mikey and Sayelor to the Fire Museum that is close to our house, but we’d never been to.
Mikey taking it all in-
Admiring an OLD Fire Truck-
His own little fire truck-
Sliding down the fire pole (a little scared)-
Mikey and Daddy-
Daddy said he loved the tunnel-
I love this one-
Mikey and Sayelor in their Fireman hats-
Last Thursday night we went to the county park that has a light display. It is so neat driving through the whole park and seeing the different lights. My favorites are of the old bridge and new bridge.
Mikey was ecstatic to see (and hear) the choo choo train you can ride on to view the lights.
Before our ride-
Santa was even there-
Mikey deep in thought-
Both boys listening to Santa-
Mikey LOVED the candy cane Santa gave him (first time he’s had one)-
ALL I need for Christmas-
They don’t just make cute winter pjs for babies-
“Whew, all this December fun has wiped me out!” Mikey on our way to Mike’s surprise party-
The party was simply fantastic. Close to 100 people came with cards, gifts, words of congratulations and well wishes. Mike was simply blown away. It was a very fun night. We simply have the very best friends and family and will miss them so much when we move. Speaking of BEST, just so happens, Mike’s BEST FRIEND (who lives in Colorado) was visiting his family 2 hours away and hopped in the car the minute I called him and told him about the party that night. Mike arrived in VA on Sunday and has had nothing but wonderful things to report about his new job. His message to me the first day was, “this is going to be amazing!” That is HUGE because Mike doesn’t use words like Amazing!
I hope everyone is enjoying their December festivities. More soon!