Yo, it's Walker. I'm taking over this blog since Mommy is slacking. Let's talk Christmas into the New Year! I had a really great first Christmas! We headed into Texas first to Papa Mark and Nene's house! They have a really cool puppy dog named Chewy that loved to lick me. We took a lot of walks with Chewy!
I had a fun time playing with Papa Mark and Nene. One thing Papa Mark figured out is how much I love cartoons. We made me a little pallet in the floor and found the cartoon channel. I went crazy! The lights and sounds are just way too cool for me! My parents should just forget watching their stupid shows because they are going to watch cartoons from here on out. There's always good food at this house. Nene is a really good cook and she let me sit in her kids' 35 year old high chair! How cool is that?!
Aunt Stephanie came over so we just had to take pictures!
These people love a lot of gifts. I heard them tell Mommy that next year since there are 8 grandkids we aren't doing the millions of gifts anymore. She was really sad. I think I deserve lots and lots of gifts because Santa thinks I am the best kid in the world. Mommy is just crazy because growing up it was just tradition you got a lot of gifts. I didn't really care about gifts this year because they say I am too young. Actually I slept through most of the gift giving. They all just wore me out! One of my favorite gifts was a blanket made by Nene. It is sooo cool. The best thing is she made it just for me to cherish forever. Mommy keeps trying to steal it, but I always find it.
Papa Mark makes really cool stuff from wood. He builds chairs from scratch, tables, all sorts of things... so Mommy was so excited when he cut her a few Texases out of wood. He told her she could do what she wanted with them. I took a nap and she went outside with him to the work area and they made one with my name burned into it! I think she had fun making memories with her dad.
I also must show off my new quilt made by Mrs. Nutting. My mommy just loves quilts and finds it beyond special when anyone makes one! Here it is!
We headed to Dallas the day before Christmas Eve ready to hit Big Jim and GG's house. Christmas Eve is so crazy at their house. Mommy thought I needed to be dressed perfectly for church and I decided to show her it didn't matter that much so I went insane when she put me in my perfect outfit. Daddy thought it was ugly so she changed me and we were pretty much late for church. The Bennetts and the Teters all came over to join all of us. I got passed around a lot. I don't know who all these crazies are, but they seem really nice. I was really cool to all of them until I just got tired of it and decided to scream. I know I'm cute.
I got to meet lots of Mommy and Daddy's friends on the visit. I wowed them with my cuteness. Sometimes I screamed at them because I was just annoyed with everyone and wanted to chill out.
|Hayley's twins, Parker and Emery|
|Melissa's daughter, Georgia|
|Caroline and Colby|
|Sean & Karen's daughter, Guinnie|
On Christmas Day we went to see Mommy's best guy friend, Cody's family. They are like second family and I needed to make sure they were cool enough for me. It was hot outside for Christmas so we had a good ole time just hanging out on his uncle's patio!
GG and my great Granny played with me each day. My mommy loved talking to Granny who is 85 about her life growing up.
My baptism was Sunday after Christmas. I was worried about Papa Mark and Nene trying to travel in the rain which was turning to snow from Oklahoma. It was so sweet of them to get there in time! I wore my great grandfather's dress which makes it five generations of wear for baptism. It was a neat experience. I got a blanket made from the prayer ladies which was very special to me. My godparents, Sean and Karen are so special to us, too. Guinnie is my best friend, too! A really special part of the baptism is that I shared it with Nick's lifelong family friend's daughter, Gabby! Father Josef held me up like Simba in the Lion King which was the coolest thing for my daddy. After the baptism we came back to the house and had a lunch. Lots of friends and family came to celebrate. I passed out a little into the lunch because the week just wore me out. Papa Mark and Nene left to travel home because ice was about to hit. I felt so bad for them traveling in that weather. I was just so happy they got to spend time with me and I got to enjoy every moment with them.
|My godparents' family|
|Passed out after the baptism|
It was finally time to return to Las Vegas. I loved my time in Texas. It was time to get back to see my pet friends and try to figure out how to sleep in my crib again. I hate my crib...
So here we are in 2016. The end of the year was tough as I got back to Vegas and the tummy bug hit me. I threw up all over Mommy a few times. Then Mommy got the bug on New Years Eve when her friends were in town... then the friends and Daddy got the bug. I felt really bad for all of them, but I just kept smiling and kept them happy. I got hoarse and had drainage for about a week so it was just a tough start.
My first Christmas was such a success. Mommy and Daddy show me how special family is to tradition. I loved spending time with everyone. I'm also glad Santa loves me because I have been good this year. It's almost Mommy's birthday week so I'm thinking of being really good. It's hard to be this cute, ya know.