Monday, January 11, 2010

Christmas in Indiana: Part III - More People = More Playtime

After spending a few days with my mom, we headed to the other side of Indiana to spend the rest of the week with the Gray's. Karter is a pretty easy-going little guy and quickly adjusts, especially when changing places means another Christmas celebration, new toys and a room full of people to entertain!
Karter quickly warmed up to his Gramaw, Papaw and Aunts & Uncles. He remembered them all from Thanksgiving at our house and it wasn't too long before he had them all wrapped around his chubby little finger!

Karter took a little longer to warm up to Gran-Gran and Great Grandpa Bud since he hadn't seen them in awhile, but Gran-Gran quickly learned that books are the way to win him over!

Great Grandpa Kenny also learned books are the way to Karter's heart, as well as once you start reading to him be prepared to read the same books over and over!

We had such a great time visiting and relaxing with everyone. It was really fun to watch Karter, because spending time with his grandparents means he gets to help Papaw feed his fish...

...explore Gramaw's decorations...

...make up new games...

...and have pillow fights with Papaw!

While in Indiana we were also able to visit with a few of our friends. New Years day, my high school friends, Craig & Jess Barton, came over to visit for awhile (sorry, no pictures), and we were also able to go visit our old MN friends, the Tokar's, in their new Muncie home. It was nice to be able to catch up with friends that we don't get to see as much as we would like, and of course Karterman loved playing with his old pal, Henry!

New Years Eve was a fun night for everyone, we got to enjoy an evening out and Karter got to stay in and play with Gramaw and Papaw! We came home to a crazy little boy that had learned a lot of new tricks and a couple of new phrases in one night!!

Our trip to Indiana was a great time for our family, we were able to relax and spend 10 full days together visiting our families! Last week it was back to reality and getting our routine back. Karter got back on track pretty quickly, but really missed having a room full of people to entertain!


Gramaw T said...

Having all of you home was the highlight of our Christmas! Can't wait to see you very soon!

Kyler said...

And a great time was had by all. Enjoyed spending time with all three of you!