We arrived in North Carolina late Monday night, so we were able to spend all day Christmas Eve visiting with our family before church that evening. My mom made stuffed shells with homemade sauce with meatballs and sausage! Apparently the stuffed shells were a major hit and the men were all fighting over how many each person was going to get!
We quickly changed for church; and Brock was able to wear his Christmas outfit again. We were planning on leaving Brock in the nursery during church, but since he was a little sniffly, he stayed with us for the service. During the "Children's Time", Brent brought Brock up to the front so he could be with the other children to listen to the story. It was so sweet to see.
|Thank you Brian and Nancy!!|
On Boxing Day, the "kids" drove over to my Dad's house to do the gift exchange there.
|Yay! Uncle David is here!|
Brock loved this toy from my Dad. It's a train puzzle where the pieces can attach together and form a moving train! He especially loved taking the wooden dowels out of the top!
I don't have a picture of our present to my dad, but let's just say that ancient relic light box sitting behind my father is no longer there... replaced with a nice 40" version. :)
The rest of the visit in North Carolina was spent visiting friends. First we stopped in to see Adam and Heather and their two girls Kylie and Tori.
|Kylie was saying Brock has chubby cheeks! :)|
|Brock's future girlfriend, Tori|
Friday night we had reservations at Sullivan's Steakhouse in Raleigh. We had not been able to take photos before on Christmas Eve, so this night was our big photo op.
We had planned a playdate on Saturday morning before our flight home. We were able to see Darcy and Jay and their little girl Nora; Helen and Joe and their son Ryan, and Jill and her daughter Alexandra! Ryan just had his second birthday party a few weeks earlier and his parents had purchased a bouncy house for the big event. Oh my was it a hit!