I'll have to separate our adventures into a few shorter segments as our 12 days away were full of holiday and family fun. On the 23rd we packed up what seemed like all our worldly goods but in reality was just most of baby goat's and headed to my parents in WI.
It was lovely and slow paced and we spent a lot of time hanging out on the floor of the living room with baby goat. His mobility seems to have grown exponentially in these nearly two weeks and suddenly he needs even more careful supervision. But seeing as he's fun it is ok. Plus we were 6 adults to one baby so we managed to keep him in check.
Santa and the family were good to baby goat but the big hit was his walker train. While he got lots of other toys and lots of love, the wrapping paper and boxes were also the big holiday hits.
Baby goat and I skipped Christmas Eve church with Uncle Logan since we were teething at it was past our bedtime, so instead we watched parts of the original Star Wars Trilogy. Not exactly a meditation on Christmas but I figure I pulled a Mary and pondered "all these things" in my heart, particularly on my first Christmas as a mother of a first born son.
The time was mostly an excuse to relax and I'm not sure we got fully dressed for days - at least baby goat didn't, but that was fine with us. There was the biannual wine and cheese family extravaganza but that deserves a post all of its own.
I'll leave it there for now....coming soon: wine and cheese, travel woes, crib conundrums, swimming and Christmas part two.