Thursday, December 26, 2013


The Thanksgiving train ride to Glenwood Springs is the yearly "daddy/son" bonding time. So we decided that Christmas Eve we will switch and have a "mommy/son" "daddy/daughter" day. Luke and Lily spent the morning walking around downtown Ft. Collins and Jack and I went to a painting class.
Luke and Lily ready for the day

Jack ready to paint

He is a little artist

Jack's finished masterpiece

A group shot of all the kids who painted with us
During the "daddy/daughter" time, Lily wanted to pick out chapstick (she is a bit obsessed). Well both kids are obsessed with chapstick...

 Yes, the pink is chapstick all over her face

Christmas Eve we skyped with Luke's family so they could watch the kids open their presents. Grammie got Jack his own guitar and Jack fell in love: 
Jack hugging his guitar

Christmas Eve night the kids had to say goodbye to their Elf Nicky.

 Then Christmas morning they woke to lots more presents
Lily went straight for opening presents while Jack was more preoccupied with getting all the candy canes out of the tree
 Our family Chirstmas photo
 Later in the day we went to Nani and Papi's house for more presents
Lily was thrilled to get more lip gloss!
 Jack loved his new shoes
 Lily spent the rest of the afternoon in her new tutu rubbing lip gloss on her face
 Jack and Papi went to work uncovering gems in one of his Christmas gifts

It was a good Christmas but Luke was feeling really sick... and that was to be just the beginning of a never ending sickness spiral