Thursday, January 10, 2013

Christmas Morning

I think this Christmas, and the ones to come in the next few years, God willing, will be my favorite Christmases ever, when I look back on them. What fun it is to celebrate Christmas with a child who is so excited and so full of wonder. We were so glad to have S's parents, Nonna and Papaw, over too. Since we have, for the last several years, celebrated Christmas in Indiana, it was so nice to have a crowd to celebrate with in Dallas as well. And, well, it's S's birthday, so he likes to get some special attention for that too.

In fact, we started with S's birthday:

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While waiting for Nonna and Papaw to arrive at the crack of dawn...
...S opened his birthday present.

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OK, then it was on to Christmas with the boy!

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In there - boots. The only real request of Santa.

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The boy might have received a few more gifts.
His parents might have gone overboard.
Forgive us.

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When you wait a while before having your child...

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...you have a lot of pent up gift ideas. For one.
We also started buying last summer.
Ahem.

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Eventually we started helping him unwrap so we could get on to breakfast.
Concurrently, he helped us unwrap our gifts after breakfast.

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Riding the new horse, who has been named, "Brown"

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The bacon candle

At the start of breakfast, I put a candle in a biscuit to celebrate Jesus' birthday. Later in the meal, LM decided he needed to do something to celebrate his own "birthday" and created "candles" out of bacon and stuck them in his biscuit. Three points for creativity and using what he had on hand.

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Then, like I mentioned, LM helped us open our presents.
Then we all went and took a nap. That was enough!

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To prove that I, too, looked fabulous.
Pretty fab new necklace, though, no?

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It was a good morning, for sure.
Lots of fun memories.

See you soon.

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