The holidays are exhausting. Throw a baby into the mix and it's almost overwhelming.
Kate did pretty good during her first holiday season, although she came away with a cold out of the deal.
Nick's grandma Peggy had her annual Christmas meal last Sunday. There was a house full of people because this year all 7 of her children were able to be there, including Nick's Dad who was still here from Montana. That is a pretty rare event so everyone took lots of photos of the family all together.
Christmas Eve we usually go to my mother-in-law's house, but since Kate was starting to feel bad and had a pretty runny nose we didn't want to get her out in the cold wind and snow so everyone came over to our house to open gifts instead. It worked out just fine and Kate got lots of gifts. I scored a new crock pot!
Christmas Day we headed over to my Mom's house for Christmas dinner and gifts. Trey got a Wii this year so we played video games until late into the evening. We took Kate outside for just a few minutes to get a photo of her in her first snow, but we didn't linger since she was still sick.
The day after Christmas we headed over to Dad's for more food and gifts and a little more Wii fun. Seriously, I think everyone has a Wii except for me. My Dad bought her a super cool gift with a special meaning behind it, but I'll have to blog about that another day because it requires that i can a photo of myself from my childhood. It was a fun day and Kate did really well in the car both going and coming home. She slept both ways which is impressive for her because typically she hates riding in the car. I can't figure that one out.
I'm thankful that the holidays are over. I am sure all the visiting and traveling didn't help Kate's cold, but she is starting to get better. Her cough isn't quite as bad as it was yesterday. We took her to her pediatrician this morning. I am thankful his office works limited hours on weekends so we didn't have to take her to the emergency room. They tested her for RSV, which as negative. She just has a cold and it will run its course. Of course I'd gladly take it away from her and deal with it myself if I could.