I was looking through pictures the other day and realized I blogged very little about Christmas and Christmas break. I had a whirlwind of fun and much because Kayla and Jasper came for a visit.
Jasper hasn’t been here much due to Covid since school started so it was a big treat to spend time with him. Gannon was so surprised to see that Jasper was a big boy and not all baby.
Here is Kalissa holding Jasper on the left and Kayla holding Gannon on the right. The boys actually belong to the opposite girl.
Jasper had fun playing with all of Grandma Jo’s toys as they were all new to him. His favorite was likely the shopping cart.
In the middle of Kayla’s visit the Friedman’s, Kalissa’s family, had a wedding that Kalissa and the boys were in. This is the same wedding that I made the quilt for.
Kalissa was off with the bridal party so getting the boys ready was left to Craig, Kayla, and I.
Here’s Carver in his outfit. For anyone wondering, Carver’s suit came from Amazon. I think it was something like $35 which is much better than renting a tux for a ring bearer. Here’s a link to Amazon for them.
I told him he had to look handsome so he found his smile back.
Once the boys were already, Kalissa stopped by to pick them up. We quickly took a couple of pictures of them being they were all dressed up so nice. Here they are…
While Kayla was here we did some experimenting. We made Dalgona Coffee.
This is the recipe.
2 tbsp instant coffee
1-2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp boiling water
Whisk until it’s fluffy or your arm falls off, whichever happens first. We used the immersion blender.
Spoon over ice and 1 cup of milk.
Top with a drizzle of the best caramel this side of the Mississippi. For us, that’s Caramel from Grazing Goats Dairy. The farm is located north of us. Kayla’s classmates own the business. You can check them out HERE. You can order the caramel sauce there…YUM!!
I really liked it.
We tried making lefse…
It was an epic fail. We’ll try again. We’re brave like that. We made Spritz cookies too but I’ll tell you about that in another post.
We had so much fun. Kalissa ended up bringing Gannon back and we took care of him. The wedding hoopla was too much for him. I’m so glad she did. Kayla got to know Gannon on his own. I love Carver dearly but he is a handful and often casts a shadow on sweet Gannon.
..and look at Rosie. Kayla got to see that she has grown up and is much better now too.
I’m so happy Kayla and Jasper could come for a visit. It was so fun. Sadly, this day is the last day I saw Carver and Gannon. We decided out of caution being they were at the wedding that they would stay away from me just in case they somehow ended up with Covid. I was scheduled to start taking the kids again on Wednesday but, Kalissa’s family did end up with covid. All four of them have it.
They had to have picked it up somewhere over Christmas break… somewhere where they all were as they all got it at the same time. I’m suspicious it might have been the wedding but who knows.
Thinks are pretty tough at their house Gannon hasn’t taken it well at all. He has croup and was in the ER Monday overnight, to the doctor Tuesday morning, and back to the ER Tuesday afternoon. Treatment might have been easier if Gannon could keep down his medicine but every time Kalissa gave him the steroid he needs he would vomit. So no medicine got into him. The last time she went they ended up giving him a shot.
Carver was to the doctor as he has croup with it as well. Normally if he gets croup there is full out war to get him to take the meds. Not now. He isn’t tasting things so it has taken the meds like a charm.
Things are pretty tough there and I feel awful that I can’t help. Normally I jump right in but this time, they are on their own and it hurts my heart not to be able to be there.
Being this all happened, I opted to not go to Jasper’s birthday party. He turned one on Monday and they were to have Grandparents only for a giant cookie and pizza.
So…with that, I opened the post with lots of happiness and fun and ended it with some not so fun. All in all, we’re doing okay and I’m so glad we were able to sneak in a visit with Kayla and Jasper. It was the perfect way to end 2020.