I guess I should probably say, "Merry Sickmas" instead, because that's how we did Christmas this year! :( Hudson woke up on Christmas Eve Eve with a 102 degree fever. We were at the pediatrician by 9, where they had already diagnosed 22 that morning with the flu! Hudson's flu test came back negative though (thankfully!) and he was diagnosed with croup and given a steroid shot, and we were told that as soon as the fever broke, he was good to go. Little did we know the fever would be up and down all the way until Saturday! Geez!
Anyway, on Monday of last week, we made our cookies for Santa. The boys had so much fun! The cookies were horrid, but Santa still ate them!
And I made a wreath!
Hudson woke up with no fever on Christmas Eve, so we thought he was good to go. We went on with our plans to meet my family at the BCC for our annual Christmas Eve lunch.
See, he doesn't even look sick?!?!
Hudson was supposed to sing in church at 2, but we decided we needed to not expose the whole world to his sickness, fever or not. He was sad, but we thought a good nap might be in order that day. Joel did go on to church so I was glad someone represented! I was so sad to miss. It's my favorite thing about Christmas.
After naps/church, we got ready to head to Joel's aunt and uncle's house at 4. Hudson woke up a little puny from his nap, but said he felt ok and really, really wanted to do the night's festivities. He didn't have a fever, but you could just see that he didn't feel well in his eyes. We probably should have stayed home...but, we went.
We had a small dinner and then opened gifts. Harrison LOVED this shark sleeping bag! He was so cute in it!
Santa found our new house! The first thing I heard the next morning was "Oh my gosh!" and I went running to meet the kids in the den. They were so excited that Santa came!
I think Harrison might still be half asleep here though!
Santa also brought a trampoline AND a basketball goal. I don't think BOTH of those gifts were on Santa's list. But, I guess the boys were extra good this year. I hope they don't think this is the norm going forward because it is NOT! Yikes!
Words cannot express how exhausted we were after Christmas! It is always so fun and it's great that both our families are in town, but it's ca-razy. So, add in a sick child and it was just hard this year. Hudson's fever finally went away for good Saturday morning, so he is finally on the mend, and no one else has gotten it, so hopefully it will stay that way. We still had a great time with our families though...one of the best parts about Christmas is everyone being together at once!
Joel spent the better part of the weekend putting together the trampoline and the basketball goal--that's what he gets! :) If it ever stops raining, I'm sure the boys will enjoy them!
It has rained so much that finally we got a small break in the rain this weekend and I sent (really, I threw!) the boys outside. I took a peak out the kitchen window to see what they were doing, and this is what I caught! Too funny!
What a great Christmas we had (despite the croup!).