Topic-Changing Thursdays: Fudgelet’s Christmas Vacation for 2016

We made our twice-annual visit to Maryland to see family, friends, and celebrate Christmas. Shortly after this post goes live we will be back home and getting ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends and our small family Christmas. We save our gifts for when we get home…lots of pros because you can have everything ready for when we get home and not have to worry about shipping it somewhere else, there is no hassle of bringing presents to and fro, and it spreads out the giving. Here’s hoping my boys like their presents.


Let’s start with the flight…


It wasn’t too bad, but it could have been better. He only slept a short bit, after needing to snuggle my hand/arm.


We brought toys, but he was very concerned and a little scared about being on the plane. He also kept insisting on wanting to go see his grandparents…we tried to tell him that we were doing that, but it didn’t make sense for him. We ended up doing some screen time on a tablet to distract him.

But eventually we were there and able to see people!


Of course he enjoyed opening presents, but he also loved the attention from everyone.


Not to mention exciting food, like crabcakes…


ice storms…


new bed set-ups


Christmas Snapchat filters


piano time


board games


a train garden

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Christmas garb

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a visit to a park


and a road trip to NYC to visit more family


He actually fell asleep a couple times with his snack cup and then sleep-ate some crackers.


There was tons of reading, too.


All in all, we saw almost everyone we would like to see (not quite everyone) and he had lots of fun. Some napless days and cranky hours, but overall he did really well with all of the schedule changes and new people.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


2 thoughts on “Topic-Changing Thursdays: Fudgelet’s Christmas Vacation for 2016

  1. Merry Christmas to all of you! Looks like you had a great time in MD. Hoping to go up for the Inauguration and stay for about 3 weeks visiting friends…and eating steamed crabs!

    Happy New Year!

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