Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Christmas in Madras

After Christmas morning in Newberg we packed up and got in the car to head to Madras to have Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa and Josh and Kayla.  Isaiah took his afternoon nap in the car and missed the snow!

Isaiah LOVES reading Nonna's book The Jacket I wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel and Nancy Winslow Parker so I was a little bummed he didn't get to see the snow on the roadside or snow falling!

Once we got to Grandma and Grandpa's house we had Christmas dinner... ham, potatoes, salad, and rolls.  Then later into the evening we exchanged gifts with our family.
We got Grandpa a light for his school office.
Grandpa also got a new spatula with a cat on it!
We got Grandma a curling iron cover.
We also got Grandma some new Pyrex containers.

We got Josh and Kayla a video monitor for baby Kiara who is due in March.
Isaiah was pretty happy to get to unwrap more presents at Grandma and Grandpa's house!
He still slowly took one tiny piece of paper off at a time.

Thanks Josh and Kayla for Isaiah's new gears...he loves having more things to spin!

Josh and Kayla also got Isaiah a fun new water bottle.

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for my new Cars cars...Fillmore, Sarge, Carla, Francesco, Ramone, Raoul.

Grandma and Grandpa got Travis a couple magazine subscriptions...Fast Company and Harvard Business Review and I got a KitchenAid Shredder!

On the day after Christmas we went into Bend to meet up with my college roomate, Emily and her husband, Brad.  Brad and Emily live in Hong Kong and were here for Christmas break to visit Brad's family.  They are also expecting a baby girl in March so it was fun to do a little baby shopping with Emily.  It was a short visit but I am VERY THANKFUL I got to see my dear friend who I miss tons!  

After a long day of shopping Isaiah took his afternoon nap in the car...2nd day in a row for a car nap!

Travis took an additional day off at Christmas so that we could stay through Monday afternoon.  Monday morning we tested out the stroller tray (in the house) that Kayla got for me.  Isaiah LOVES it!  And he has enjoyed many snacks while using the stroller outside.

We had a great Christmas celebration in Madras!

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