Wednesday, December 24, 2008

See you next year!

Well, this will be the last post of the year since we are headed to Palm Springs tomorrow (Rancho Mirage -- Mission Hills to be exact). I will only have limited computer access there so this will be, most likely, the last post until we return on New Year's Day. We are renting a condo with my mom (Grandma) and little brother and his girlfriend (Uncle Joey and future Aunt Hillary). My older brother and his wife (Uncle Steven & Aunt Elizabeth) will be staying at Elizabeth's parents' house which is just 2 mintutes away. It will be our first "real" family vacation since my dad passed away in October 2006. Our last family vacation was, ironically enough, in Palm Desert in February 2006. It was when my dad was first put on oxygen full-time and it was obvious how sick he was then. So I'm feeling a little bittersweet about the vacation. I'm sure we'll have a great time... I'm still so sad about losing my dad. That sadness is always there... buried... but there. Anyway... I'm sure I'll be too busy chasing Little Love to think too many thoughts at all!

Speaking of which... I'm kinda dreading the plane ride tomorrow. This will be LL's 3rd trip (2 trips to Alabama and 1 to Chicago) and all the plane rides were fairly decent, except for one. They were also SHORT. This plane ride is 6-7 hours. I bought a portable DVD player and lots of Barney and Sesame Street DVDs from Craigs List & Amazon. I also have a new IPOD Nano (my Hanukkah present to myself!) and will download lots of LL's favorite songs (more Barney!) on them. I also bought new toys & books. Can you tell I'm a little concerned about the plane ride?!? I'm also worried about LL sleeping there.... he does not sleep well in new places... well, one thing at a time, right?!? I am SO EXCITED about Adam having lots of time with my brothers... they are so great with him. SO... hopefully it will be a very fun week! My antibiotics have also kicked in (thankfully!) so I'm beginning to feel a little better.... thanks, once again, for all the caring phone calls & e-mails!

Meanwhile, Adam has been loving Hanukkah over here as evidenced in the photos below. He loves watching us light the candles and says Hanukkah over & over. He also was excited to get a new baby doggy (a beige one!) as a present. I think his favorite part, however, has been eating Grandma's chicken soup! The kid has good taste!

Lighting the Menorah at Grandma's House

Loving Grandma's Chicken Soup (who doesn't?!?)

Hmm... a new present

A New Doggy!!! Yay!!!

We hope that everyone is enjoying the holiday season. We are wishing all our blog readers a Happy Hanukkah &/or a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Look for a new post then! XOXO


Getz Gang said...

Have a great trip!! Love you

Amanda said...

I hope y'all are having a great holiday!!!

E, SS and the Little Man said...

Happy Hanukkah! Hope you have a great time and that you got enough things to distract Adam on the plane. Last time I went on a plane with Teo I was by myself and it was hard. I didn't think about a portable DVD player.