Saturday, December 30, 2006

Merry Christmas

My first Christmas. Wow. What an amazing time. I mean, just look at all those presents. I was swimming in a sea of presents! It took two days just to get through it all. I'm a very lucky little boy, and I can't wait for next year! I'd like to thank everyone for all of their presents, they really mean a lot to me and I had so much fun!

Well, we just got home from our world tour. We started out heading to IA to see Great Grandpa and Grandma W - but Grandma was in the hospital. (I love you Grandma and I hope you're feeling better soon. I can't wait to see you when you're better.) Then we were off to Brookings and we spent some time with Great G&G J, Great Great Auntie Kay, Great Auntie Jody and Uncle Butch. They were nice enough to let us stay at their house a few nights. Daddy was still sick with the flu, so he didn't do too much while we were there. On Saturday we spent the day in Volga at Great Uncle Severt and Auntie Peggy's farm! I love the farm, the outdoors, and the cows! We were able to spend time with Great G-ma Nelson, Great Auntie Shally and Uncle Dick, my second cousins Alex, Andrew, and Heidi. Auntie Gina, uncle Addison, and my cousin's Annie and Jasper were there too! We had such a great meal, but we had to leave early again because Daddy was just not feeling well.

On Sunday we hopped back in the car and headed to G&G E for Christmas! We went to church - a first for me - I did OK, but there's room for improvement. Everyone had a great meal of smoked turkey, oyster stew, and who knows what else - nothing else on the table matters at that point. My poor auntie Chris had the flu that day, so she couldn't join us for dinner but was a trooper and made it down to open presents. On Christmas day I came down the stairs and it seems Santa had left me quite a load. I wasn't sure if he was going to come or not - Mom said my first three months were a little "touch and go" but I've really been pouring on the charm for the last three months. I guess it was enough! WOW! This Santa guy is one heck of a guy. I think we're going to be fast friends. I spent the next few days at G&G's, then Grandma came down with the flu on Wednesday. I mean this thing has really run through my family! Literally - run through. Ick. G-ma wanted us to leave so we didn't get sick, but we just banished her to her room and stayed another day. We ended up leaving on Thursday because of some bad weather moving in.

I was able to stop up at G-ma's new office and maternity unit at the hospital and meet all of her friends there. She seemed excited to show me off - and I was happy to oblige.

Today we're getting ready for our New Year's eve party tomorrow night. We have to go to the butcher shop, grocery store, party store, and most importantly - liquor store! Mom is planning quite the spread!

HAJ

5 comments:

GramaE said...

Hey Henry....We miss you so much already. I'm finally feeling pretty good. Grampa is out clearing the snow as we got 5 inches yesterday. It is very pretty. You would love to go out and play in it. I'm glad you liked your presents. By the sounds of things, you had a great first Christmas. We sure had a wonderful Christmas with you. We love looking at the pictures your Mom sent. Have a happy new year and don't let the grown-ups keep you awake tonight!

great auntie M said...

Hi Henry,

Happy New Year to you and your mommy and daddy. You sure look cute in your new "jammies". I'm sorry to hear that you had the flu but am sure glad you were well for Santa's arrival. I miss you --- give your mommy and daddy a hug and kiss and tell them thanks for bloggin' to keep great auntie "M" up to date on what's happenin'!
LOVE YA from Milbank!

great auntie M said...

Hi Henry,

Happy New Year to you and your mommy and daddy. You sure look cute in your new "jammies". I'm sorry to hear that you had the flu but am sure glad you were well for Santa's arrival. I miss you --- give your mommy and daddy a hug and kiss and tell them thanks for bloggin' to keep great auntie "M" up to date on what's happenin'!
LOVE YA from Milbank!

Larry and Mel said...

Happy New Year Henry
Glad to see your mommy's fingers are working again. Thanks for keeping us long distant relatives up on you day to day life. We sure do appreciate it.
I talked to grandpa E today and he said grandma is sick again. What a bummer I hope she feels better soon.
Uncle Larry is taking me to the Make A Wish dance tonight. I can't wait.
Well don't let you mommy and daddy party to much tonight. Word of warning mommy may have one of her headaches again so try not to cry to loud tomorrow for her.

We love you,
Uncle Larry and Auntie Mel

NesaRae said...

Henry! I had been missing you for a week or so there - waiting and waiting to hear about your first Christmas. By the sound of it, it was very "germy", but wonderful. And WOW - all those presents! You deserved every single one. I hope your New Year's party was fun too. I fell asleep at about 10:00. How did you do?