Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Great Wyatt Tour of 2010

Christmas morning began at 0330 for a 0730 flight out of Harrisburg, PA.
Baby wearing was the best while on the plane and in the airport. Wyatt was so good on the plane, very little fussiness and slept most of the time!

Views of Chicago from the plane.

We landed in Chicago almost 30 minutes ahead of schedule. We enjoyed our 3 hr wait for our flight to Wichita.

We arrived in Wichita on time and let Christmases begin :)
Wyatt got some cowboy gear from Gp Steve

Great Gm Barb
Sunday meant the Skillen Christmas:

Great aunt Lorna
The annual Christmas game with Gp Bob
Technology is great, we said hello to Gp Lynn, cousin Mindy and her son Caleb via Skype.
Wearing the sling gave me an extra hand and saved my back!
3 of the 4 generations of Skillen men present!
Great Gp Bob
Great Gm Jessie
The Davis Christmas was held Monday evening 12/27
Great Gp Dennis
The Greats enjoying their new great grandson
My sweet boy enjoying some quilt time at the Davis Christmas
Gm Deah putting Wyatt to sleep- she always can get him to sleep!
Cousin Avery reading a book with Uncle Matt on the ipad

Wyatt had been taking a bottle just fine until the last week or so. We learned while back home that Wyatt wasn't refusing the bottle because he didn't want to take it- it was that I wasn't getting the milk warm enough for him. My parents water is always very hot. I heated up a bottle- it got warm very quickly and he took it like a champ!

Tuesday 12/28- we enjoyed lunch at Aunt Sarah's new apartment. Lunch was very very yummy! Wyatt thought aunt Sarah's futon was really comfy.

Tuesday 12/28 Great aunt Nancy and Great Gm Jo came down from KC. We were so excited to see them!

Wednesday 12/29 we had dinner with Gm Deah and Curt.

What a whirlwind and we still have a few more days in Wtown. We have been so blessed to see so much family!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wyatt's First Christmas Eve

Wyatt celebrated his first Christmas Eve with his first acting role as baby Jesus! He was awesome! Away in the manger, he didn't sleep- but no crying he made :) He actually stared at me or the lights behind me; then he turned his head 180 degrees to look at Matt. He focused on the halos of the angels and his eyes got big and he raised his eyebrows. We were so blessed to be part of the Children's Christmas Eve Service. The kids were so much fun and they were so excited to see baby Jesus!

Some of our church family was kind enough to take some photos f0r us.

Awaiting our cue!

The Entrance!

The kids were so good. They came to see baby Jesus, but didn't try to touch him.

We didn't make it to Gus' Family Restaurant for breakfast this year and they were closed for dinner, so followed the lead of The Christmas Story (we had watched this movie earlier this morning) and had dinner at the local Chinese restaurant.

Playing the part of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus was such an honor. Now, as a mother I have a small understanding of what Mary might have been thinking as she carried in her womb the savior of the world and then held Him in her arms. The amazement of holding the child that was inside the womb is indescribable. I cannot imagine all the thoughts that were going through the parents of the Christ child, but I am sure the utter joy of being a new parents was one of them.

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Jesus!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Photo with Santa at Bass Pro

Wyatt and momma read the Legend of St. Nick over the weekend.

When we were at the mall for some errands in Harrisburg on Saturday we saw the line for Santa and decided we would wait. We went back to the mall Monday night right after 5 and just before 6PM- guess what?! We were the third family in line!

It has been very cold here, so Wyatt got to try out his bunting coat. Worked like a charm!

Wyatt even opened his eyes for the photo!

Merry Christmas!


Matt, Rebekah, & Wyatt