By Monday he seemed to be feeling better so we made our annual Christmas Eve trip to Cracker Barrel. It was lots of fun! As you can see from the picture below I had not taken a shower and it looks like we consumed massive amounts of food. In our defense we really just had a lot of plates where we shared food. Ha!
On the way home we thought Jack was back to himself. Here's the conversation:
Clayton: (In a very annoyed voice) Mom, tell Jack that Jesus is NOT God's cousin!
I turned around to see Jack grinning from ear to ear. Does he know how to push his brother's buttons or what?!? Too funny!
Me to Jack: Jack, Jesus is not God's cousin.
Jack: (Still grinning and chuckling) I know.
Around 2:00 am Santa's reindeer did not wake us, but Jack did. He was sick, sick, sick. He was pitiful. Poor Janice and Christie, they were in the middle of it all.
Clayton woke up first and then proceeded to wake everyone else. They came in the living room to one present. The one present had nine presents inside all coded with different wrapping paper. Upon opening the big present they had to go on a scavenger hunt to crack the code. They were pretty excited about this. I got this great idea from our good friends at church. She is so creative!
The following is Fred's Christmas gift from me. It is called a "Buff". Ideally, it covers his head when he is outside without him having to wear a cap. He really does like it and it provided a few laughs Christmas morning.
Later that afternoon we headed to Memphis to Christmas at the Shackelfords. We were greeted with a yummy steak dinner.
After dinner and a delicious cheesecake we opened presents. Here Clayton is opening his favorite gift...Lego's. He has worked on them all break. He loves a Lego!
As part of the boys Christmas present we took them to a Memphis Grizzlies game the day after Christmas. It was really fun. Believe it or not, Jack was STILL sick, but when Santa purchases tickets a month before the event he/she does not know if someone is going to be sick. Sigh.
I say everyone had a good time....Everyone was having fun until the Grizz came out. Upon his entrance Andrew declared he was ready to go home. He then proceeded to play the "bathroom card". We went to the bathroom three times until Fred finally told Andrew that the Grizz was in the bathroom. Andrew stayed in the arena the rest of the game. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do.