Christmas was good this year, but different. Elliott had a fever, throwing up, sore throat...the whole nine yards. It was a relaxing family/movie/napping day.
Elliott's feverish, flushed face on Christmas morning:
Opening stocking stuffers Christmas Eve:
Matthew at 3 1/2 months on Christmas day:
On New Years Eve, Zach started coming down with what Elliott had. But he was able to push through it and we went out with some friends, Wayne and Tiffany, to De La Vega's for a New Years party. It was so much fun and we'll definitely go again next year. The best part was getting a night out with my husband though. It had been too long!
But then 2013 kinda went downhill from there. Elliott got flu #2, Zach kept getting worse, Matthew got the whole cough, flu, cold AND ear infection and I have been battling it on and off. Just when I start to get it, I'll load up on vitamins and my homeopathic things and fight it off for the next couple days. Then it'll start coming back and I'll do it all again.
I hope we're finally all getting over it though. Hopefully that'll get all our sicknesses out for the rest of the year. ;)
I've decided it's pretty much impossible to get a good picture of these two together. But Elliott just adores Matthew and is always asking to hold him. Or wanting to help give him a bottle or pacifier. Or handing him a toy. Or reading him books. Matthew smiles at Elliott every time and I just can't wait until they can play together.