Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Green Holiday

We did not travel to New York this past Christmas as you may or may not have guessed by the missing photographs of sledding children and snow covered hillsides. It was our first Christmas here in Virginia, our first Christmas ever away from New York, without our extended families, without… snow. Oddly enough, I enjoyed it. It was quiet, well, with the exception of screaming boys and an occasional remote control airplane whizzing past my head and spiraling into the Christmas tree sending another ornament crashing to the floor. I sort of enjoyed staying in my pjs all day and letting the boys run wild without feeling as though I should reprimand them for their unruly behavior or get changed out of my sweatpants for the sake of appearance for other people. It was just us, it was perfect, even without the snow. 

However, because the boys were going to miss our annual trip to New York to visit their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, I felt a bit guilty and promised the boys a sleepover; an ELEVEN boy sleepover. And true to my crazy mother status, I followed through. It was a wild night and one that without Brian I could never have pulled off without losing my sanity, but the overall experience held a lot of laughter and good times captured in photographs to save for embarrassing the boys on future occasions. 

Love & Light,

Here are some recent photos. 

I sent this photo (above) to my friends and said "An 11 boy sleepover, can you guess which bottle is mine?".

Twister. I love little Nolan at the end. He slept with all the big boys that night. They love him.

Nolan and his buddy Bowan, playing a game of table pong.

Brian made these for the party. He is such a good dad. 

Arm wresting tournaments.


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