We stayed snuggled up in bed until around 8, and when we finally went downstairs, the boys wanted to take a walk and deliver candy canes to our neighbors. After that, when they looked in their stockings, they each found a book and snacks and wanted to read (and eat) them right away. We made cocoa and took it outside and had a Christmas picnic.
|First fruit snacks - huge hit! Fresh from the States, thanks to our friends the Archers.|
|"This is healthy for me, right Mom? This is no additives?"|
|Cocoa and fruit snacks for breakfast. Why not, it's Christmas!|
|What could it be? What could it be?|
|"Mary and Joseph... and she shepherds and angels!" |
It will never cease to amaze me how much he retains when he appears not to be listening.
|I don't know how Whim ever gets candid pictures of their faces- all I ever get is hair!|
|Same strawberry icing. I'll try a new color soon.|
|He nursed that cake for half an hour!|
|This is the same kid that ate the equivalent of 3 gingerbread boys in dough bites every time I turned around.|
I won't take credit for how sweet the boys were today, because if I did, I'd also have to take responsibility for what a terror M was during Wum's wedding on Saturday. :) Some things are just the luck of the draw. But I felt really lucky and blessed all day long.
Tonight when I put the boys to bed, I let L down gently that when he woke up tomorrow, it wasn't going to be Christmas anymore. He crumpled into tears, just as I knew he would, so I was lucky to have New Year's Eve to distract him with. :) Poor little lamb. He really loved Christmas this year. :)
Merry Christmas everyone.