Everyone knows that I am not a big fan of Christmas. After talking to Al, I decided to start over and give this Christmas thing a real shot. So it was my first one with the new attitude and our girls. We originally were going to stay home and keep the girls away from people. They are a little over three months old and so far they have been healthy. I say so far because after we changed our minds and took them to Arkansas, we came back and I have a nasty cold. Al's grandfather is 96 years old and hasn't been able to travel and we are afraid this might be his last year, so we wanted him to meet his great grand-daughters. Al's father was nice enough to get us a hotel for a few nights. It was to crowded at their house with both Al's sisters and their families. Plus we were afraid the girls would get over stimulated ( which they did). It was nice too go back to the hotel and get some quiet time. For the most part they did great. It was a three + hour trip each way and they slept for the most part and maybe cried about 5 or 10 minutes near the end. Also why we were there I decided to start Olivia on soy formula along with rice in her bottles. ( If anyone wants to tell me how bad this is and she is too young, please keep your comments to yourself because this is my parenting choice). Well after a day of this change we have a new baby. She is not spitting up or screaming during and after feedings. In fact she is smiling and cooing etc. I was so happy with the change in her! She was also sleeping through her 11pm feeding.
Here are a few pictures of our Christmas: