In the morning we started with stockings and there was some fun stuff in there. Justin let me help him sort through his goodies.
Justin showed Daddy his card game and his Toy Story water bottle. (Sidenote: Later that day I had washed the bottles and the boys were using them. Travis said that he really liked his botttle. Randy said, "Yeah, mommy really did a good job, didn't she?" Travis looked at him funny and said, "For what?" Randy just sat there with his mouth hanging open. I piped up and said, "You know, washing the bottles so you can use them." "Oh, right" Travis replied and turned back to his food. Whew, good save!)
Travis got a Veggie Tales watch. Everything Travis said that day started with, "According to my watch..."
Everyone got chapstick and Justin learned how it put it on: smear it all over every part of your face from your nose down.
Santa brought funny glasses too!
After opening our stockings we went to visit our doughnut lady and do some caroling. She is always open on Thanksgiving and Christmas because she uses the big ovens to cook her holiday meals. Since she is there anyway, she opens for business. (They are only open until lunchtime anyway.) I thought she wouldn't be very busy and we could sing some songs and then come back for breakfast. In spite of them being surprisingly busy, Travis got in a few songs and we walked out with a boxful of kolaches and breakfast tacos, our Christmas present from our favorite doughnut shop.
After breakfast we started in on the rest of the Christmas presents. Justin got all the Elmos in the first picture. His favorite is Hokey Pokey Elmo and Justin is getting very good at moving right along with it. I am very impressed! Video coming soon...
Justin also got a guitar, and he spent a little time practicing.
Travis got a Toy Story racetrack and the first time we raced the cars he jumped up and down he was so excited. Justin was very excited too.
Another of Travis' faves is his Nerf gun. Somehow it was okay for him to shoot at our brand new windows. Thankfully nothing broke. Travis also hit the ceiling in our two-story living room. He is a surprisingly good shot! (That's my new Shark steam mop in the back. So much fun for me!)
Our Christmas dinner was crazy eclectic. We used paper plates and tupperware and a pretty gingerbread house as our centerpiece along with candles. The table was prepped for 10, so there was lots of extra space!
It was a quiet and calm holiday. We ended up talking and opening presents on Skype with the rest of our family. There was a little bit of coughing going on, so it was good that we didn't spend the day with them. I hate that we have to think about things like avoiding getting sick. One of Travis's presents was a book about germs and how they make you sick. Kind of ironic, but cute too!
Merry Christmas Everyone!