We had a great trip to Arizona. In fact, this is the first blog on our hotshot new laptop and wireless connection that Jeff slaved over! We had great weather both directions for the drive- long drive with an almost 3 year old!! We tried the whole "drive at night thing so our kid can sleep" and boy that didn't work very well. She didn't sleep that awesome and Jeff was "dizzy" and not really seeing the road well upon arrival in Scottsdale at 3 a.m.
Avery was soooo into Christmas this year! It was great- she was so excited to open presents- the four Christmas' she got to celebrate definitely spoiled her! But she was so thankful and loves all of her toys, books and clothes! Anyone seen the movie Babe? Ya know that part when the granddaughter gets her awesome dollhouse and then throws a big fit because its the wrong one?? I had nightmares of Avery doing that. She's been known to be a little particular and volatile. So, we had a little talk about being thankful. Holy smokes I've never seen a talk work so well with a two-year old! How did that happen? She kept telling grandma and grandpa thank you for everything! It was nice to see her so appreciative for at least a little while!
Shortly after Christmas came Avery's first bout with the stomach flu. Jeff and I were out and about shopping while Grandpa was babysitting (Grandma was already down with the flu). And poor Avery wakes up throwing up- no clue what's happening, and poor Grandpa had to deal with a distraught little girl- he does not like to see his grandkids cry! We weren't too far away and rushed home to help the little puker. She survived and was tearing around in a few days.
We got to visit with only a couple of friends. Family and sickness took up most of the time, so hopefully we can catch everyone in March. Jeff's Dad and Step-mom came out to watch the ole' IU Hoosiers play in the Insight Bowl. We went too and had fun despite IU's play.
So, that's the Smith Family Christmas break! Someday we'll put pictures on the blog again.