On the 22nd, I mentioned to Mr.D that one of the tires looked low in our SUV. He had done an oil change and added air the day before, so he checked it again and it was way down! He was able to get an appointment at Costco to get it looked at and we found out that there was a nail in the side wall so it couldn't be replaced. We also found out that they didn't have any tires in our size in stock and neither did Canadian Tire. We had planned to drive to Edmonton on the 23rd, but looked like our plans were being delayed. We luckily found a small tire shop that had the size we needed in stock and could get us in on the 23rd! We were close to needing new tires, so we ended up getting all four new ones...Merry Christmas to us?!
After the tire debacle, we loaded up in the afternoon of the 23rd and drove to Edmonton. We didn't end up getting into town until 4:30-5pmish, so it was dinner and put Amelia to bed once we settled in.
On Christmas eve, we just hung out at my in-laws during the day. I took Harley for a chilly run (it was -13Cish the whole time we were there) and then got showered and ready to go. We went to have dinner with Mr.D's extended family and it was nice to see everyone. In Mr.D's family, there is only one boy for the kids and then there are 12-13 girls...it's crazy!
|I was the kid whisperer as I had a package of puffs ;)|
On Christmas morning, we had breakfast with Mr.D's parents and of course opened gifts! Amelia was definitely spoiled- a drum, shakers, books, pjs, snow suit, wagon, etc. My mom started a bit of a joke about a shirt that my FIL wears, so I had him another one made just in case the first one gets ruined...his expression when he opened it was so perfect!
In the afternoon after Amelia's nap, we headed over to my BIL's house for dinner with everyone. They were hosting about 25 people, so it was a full house! They made a delicious meal and I am still mad I left my leftover stuffing at my in-laws house :(
Boxing day was pretty quiet during the day- Mr.D went to Costco with his brother and I took Harley for another chilly run. Just after dinner, we headed out to go to a friend's house and my MIL put Amelia to bed. We had a fun night catching up with our friends, but didn't get home until 2:45am!!! Way too late for this girl especially when Amelia was up at 6:15am the next morning.
|Tired puppy dog!|
On the 27th, we were both moving a bit slow and had naps in the morning. Around lunch, one of Mr.D's friends came over with his wife that was visiting. It was great to see them as they live in Wales and we only get to see them when they are here for a visit. In the afternoon, we went to our nieces birthday party at a local play centre. Amelia missed her nap, but she ended up being a trooper and super happy while we were there.
We made the drive back home yesterday and spent the rest of the day unpacking and playing with Amelia's new toys.
Tell me: how was your Christmas?