As with all Christmases, we found ourselves in a lull after all the excitement. The presents were all opened but not yet all played with, the tree had yet to be taken down, and vacation days were in abundance. The week was spent playing around the house with the kids, mostly, but we did manage to get out over the weekend for a bit.
One of the many presents we pulled out was a build-your-own-fort kit that came from Mimi.
New Year’s Eve happened mid-week, so we decided to take the boys out to dinner to celebrate. There’s a barbecue joint in town Christy really loves that we knew would be doing some renovations soon.
The boys stayed up later than we’d thought was going to be possible, but we eventually forced them to go to bed.
By the end of the week we were all getting a little stir crazy from hanging out around the house. We decided it was time to go out for a while. Thankfully we had a good excuse to do so, as our niece was competing in a volleyball tournament.
The boys found this all quite entertaining.
The distraction was welcome, honestly, as it allowed us to watch Jayden tear up the court out there. Once the games were over, we decided to reward the boys for their patience by heading over to a nearby pet store.
Yes, we’re getting one eventually…but not this week.
Jayden’s team won their way into the next portion of the tournament, so we decided to go out and cheer her on again the next day. This allowed us the opportunity to grab some lunch with the cousins.
The rest of the afternoon was spent pretty much the same as the morning. We watched the game…
I’m surprised their batteries didn’t run down after all that. At least they didn’t spend the entire time trying to wrestle each other.
If you want to check out the rest of the photos from the first week of the new year, feel free to click here. Otherwise we’ll see you next time!