Cole gave us all the very best gift - he took his very first steps (4 of them!) Christmas morning. So exciting and special to be a part of! He was definitely in the Christmas spirit, climbing all over everyone to see each and every gift.
The boys loved all their gifts, but the ones most played with were Ethan's new NitroJR. laptop, and Lucas' Thomas and track. He had Thomas going all over the house, moving everything out of his way.
We got the boys a bunch of games like we all used to play - Twister, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Connect 4, and Operation. Brian and Angie are the Operation masters. Not so much me...
We had a blast on our time together. The above picture shows why we so love eating here - all cheese for the 4 cheese pasta. Yum. So many great meals and desserts! I am signing up for a new gym tomorrow.
We also celebrated Brian's 30th birthday~ old fella'! The boys picked out dollar store gifts - Ethan got him supplies to draw with him and Lucas got him toothpaste, handwarmers, and silly string. The silly string was a big hit.
It was so sad to say goodbye to Angie, Nick, and Cole! Lucas is now blaming every naughty thing he does on Cole "Baby Cole did it." Ethan woke up early this morning and rushed up to say goodbye again to Cole, but he'd already left and he's been sad about it ever since. It was so great to have such a long (though it felt short) visit with them!
To get past the sadness of them leaving, we headed out to Garden of the Gods. Huge rocks with amazing scenic views. The boys loved walking on all the paths, and climbing all over the rocks. Ethan got stuck once, but had fun doing it!