Christmas was a ton of fun! Every year it's different as the boys are growing and learning more. Travis is completely aware of everything going on around the holidays. Justin does whatever Travis does. That makes it completely humorous as Justin cheers or acts excited just because he sees Travis doing it. Justin figured out how to open presents this year. All I need to do is rip a little bit up and he can tear off the rest. And now he is concerned with what's underneath the paper, although not totally. He rips off the paper and he's ready for another. Travis was excited about all his presents and he even got distracted enough to leave unopened presents so he could play with the most recently revealed. Watching the boys is still the best Christmas present I get as a parent.
The boys were beside themselves waiting for Me-Me and Pop to arrive on Christmas morning. They came after breakfast to watch the boys open their presents (from us) before church. They get a kick out of watching the boys just like we do! This was the only shot of both boys together all day. After this, they were off and didn't settle down until bedtime.
Santa brought Travis a scooter. It's his attempt to teach Travis balance so he can ride a bike. Isn't Santa thoughtful?
Santa brought Justin Buzz Lightyear toys. He does some great flying with Buzz!
Did I mention that Justin woke up with another eye infection on Christmas morning? Oh yeah, just like in July when it looked like we punched him. You can sort of see how his right eye is puffy. Fortunately we still had some of the medicine from that incident, which we quickly instilled in his eye in hopes of averting another huge flare up. Justin also received a Larrymobile (Veggie Tales). It's pretty cool and Justin in enjoying it (Travis too!)
I love buying books, and Christmas is the best excuse I know to stock up on books. My kids never turn down an offer to read to them. Justin picks his favorite and we read them over, and over, and over!
After the morning present-opening session, we went to church and then home for nap. All of us! Then we went to Randy's parents for more presents and Christmas dinner.
Justin received a pirate dress-up costume.
He looks scary, doesn't he?
Travis received a light saber.
Here is something to be scared about!
Travis received some fishing items for his tackle box for the next fishing excursion with Pop.
And Justin received a Thomas book and play mat with trains. Travis already broke Harold the Helicopter! (Fortunately, superglue is one of those holiday staples along with batteries!)
Christmas was very relaxing and low-key. We enjoyed celebrating with our church family and being at home with our immediate family. Definitely a holiday to remember!