Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas in Iowa, Day 2

We got up the next day and drove up to Ft. Dodge Iowa to Rollie’s Grandma Joan Fors’ house. I love going to Grandma Joan’s. She makes amazing Swedish foods and every Christmas cookie and candy you can dream of. All of the grandkids and great-grandkids were there – and gift-opening was just as crazy as you’d imagine! Hudson eventually got tired from all the excitement and fell asleep on me. William just loves to cuddle though, so every time he would see Hudson sleeping on me, he would crawl into my lap. There are few things better than two snuggling boys on my lap!

Trying out the new pillow pet blankie

William loved snuggling on my lap.

All of the Great-Grandkids at Great-Grandma Joan Fors' house.
Two snuggling boys

Rollie's cousin Shannon's Twin Girls. I love these girls!
After Grandma’s we drove back to Ankeny to do Christmas with Rollie’s dad Roger. We had snacks and opened presents at his house. Rudy’s son William is at a really fun age where he enjoys both unwrapping gifts and playing with everything as he opens it. Hudson got some great toys including a wooden block toy that suctions on to his high chair.

Hangin' with Grandpa

Iowa got a lot of snow and ice so the trees were beautiful
One festive tree in Roger's backyard
Close up.

The trees were beautiful - like they had just been frosted for the holidays

We got up the next day and had breakfast and Roger opened his birthday gift, then we went to see our friends Scott and Nicole Crawford, and drop off gifts for their 2-year old Campbell. After a quick visit with them, we headed back home to Kansas City. It was just a couple of quick days in Iowa, but it was fun to spend Christmas with Rollie’s family.

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