Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Trip: Part 1

I know I have been remiss in posting. I deliberately did not bring my personal computer with us on our Christmaspalooza because I was hoping to enjoy a little down time with my Kindle. Despite a cold, about 50 family members and juggling a toddler, down time was in fact achieved. Amazing, no?

We arrived at DH's parents' house in Springfield, MA on Wednesday, December 22nd. The flight with Cameron was fine except I used my entire bag of tricks which included $10 worth of iPhone apps for her. The problem with the toddler apps I've come across is that they are repetitive (numbers, letters, animals, etc.). So if anyone can point me to better apps for the 2+ age range, I would appreciate it. Funny aside...on Christmas Eve we had 6 people in the same room on different devices (iTouch, iPad, iPhone) all playing Angry Bird. I thought my mother-in-law was going to keel over by none of us interacting in the same room. The wave of the future? Perhaps. We did play Trivial Pursuit all together later that night so all was not lost.

Cameron got some cool clothes, books and of course toys on Christmas Eve. Her favorite was the Santa present from us: an Elmo doll. Just the basic plush, cuddly one. She has it in her crib as I type this. Below are photos from our visit with my in-laws. Tomorrow I'll post pictures from the rest of the trip to my family's house.

Cameron hangs out with her daddy the morning after we arrive.
Memere lets Cameron adorn herself with ornaments.
If she isn't careful, Cameron's face will freeze that way!
Cameron hangs out with her cousins. She was a little overwhelmed at first but quickly grew to love them. She was particularly enamored of Ryan (or Ry-Ry as she called him).
They walked around the house holding hands...too cute!
The cousins pose for their picture on the stairs.
Memere Gabby with two of her great-granddaughters.
Cameron poses for a picture with Ryan. Isn't her dress adorable? Unfortunately it was also long and a 2T so she took a couple of headers into door frames until we finally put her in pjs.


Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Haha I got a Droid for xmas and my husband has yelled at me like a million times to get off of it, then HE found Angry Birds and ignored me the entire time we were in the car until I took it away from him :) too funny! I love her scrunched up face and that dress is gorgeous! Madi has a cousin Ryan too {about the same age as C's...like 6 or 7} and M LOVED him! She followed him around everywhere when we were visiting!

Mommy, Esq. said...

Love that dress - maybe she can wear it again next year. Otherwise I am totally looking forward to Josephine wearing it. I wish we could take our girls to tea or something so they can wear their Christmas dresses again. Also, re: repetitiveness in toddler games. That is the point. We think it is boring by rhyming and repetition are how kids learn.

LauraC said...

Glad you had a nice Christmas trip!