I hope everyone had a wonderful day full of laughter and love. Ari and I sure did, we went to Michelle's house for lunch with her huge family. It was really nice, they are settling nicely into the new house and I finally got to meet all the people I hear so much about. Oh, and the food was delish so it was a win all around! Ari and Ella were adorable and very well behaved as usual. They got to play with the toys Ella had opened this morning (kind of a preview since Ari's getting some of them for his birthday Friday). It was just a great way to spend the day given Matt's still at work. Michelle is truly a great friend, I am very thankful to have her in my life. She's a great mum to Ella and having her as a friend is kinda like my own personal partner in crime! Merry Christmas Michelle, thanks for a great day!
Ari and I came home after lunch. He was hesitant to take a nap since he's never been in Ella's new room and there were quite a few people (and dogs) downstairs. He fell asleep as soon as we got in the car which was great for the ride home, not so great for the rest of our day. When he falls asleep in the car he generally won't sleep once we get home... so it's been a long afternoon. I did put him in his crib for some quiet time and was able to bake the cookies for his birthday party. I would show you pics but the batteries in my camera are dead and we don't have any spares. Matt's going to pick some up on his way home tonight so we'll have some for the morning.
Brad and Emily (along with Tyler and Ethan) are arriving tomorrow, I am very excited to see them! The last time we saw them was our wedding in 2005 and Ty was only 10 months old. He's almost three now and Ethan was born in Sept. of this year. The rest of the week is going to be awesome with Matt's parents and my dad and Cindy arriving Thursday. I may not be around much the next few days so if I don't get to talk this week I hope you all have a very wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Stay safe and warm. Lots of love ;)