I know that I probably think this every year, but this Christmas was my favorite Christmas EVER!
(well, okay, tied with the Christmases when I was a kid because PRESENTS!!)
Poor Joseph hardly slept a wink all night. He kept running into our room to see if it was MORNING YET?!?! (remember he has a sun-to-moon nightlight, which I had set for the sane and reasonable time of 6:00 am) Finally at 5:30 I let him join us in bed, where he shook and fidgeted and wiggled and kept whispering “But I just can’t stand it!” until I gave in and said that I would get up and start getting ready.
I went out to start the coffee and to check if Santa had arrived….
Joseph’s face while waiting for the news
and when I told him that YES, he came!
We woke up Isaac, and the fun began!
A lot of our day looked like this
It was a Lego Christmas for Joseph!
We had a peaceful breakfast and played with our Santa toys until nap time (for everyone!) They were having so much fun that they didn’t even ask to open their presents under the tree!
Finally, at 4pm (which has to be some kind of record) Brian and I suggested that we open presents, and we started in on Christmas round 2
Then my inlaws came over bringing leftovers for dinner and we all watched Despicable Me 2 and ate popcorn.
Relaxing, slow, magical. Perfection.
Things I want to remember:
- Santa left a toy in the fireplace! The boys thought this was hilarious and still talk about it regularly
- Joseph’s handwriting on the gifts that were from him
He put Joseph H. on all of them, just like he does in school.
- The wonder of it all.