Christmas time was a lot of fun this year. It is so exciting to see Sam excited. He is really starting to understand Christmas. This is the 2nd year he set up his Nativity Set, we talk about how this is the time to celebrate Jesus's birthday, he knows that Mary and Joseph is Baby Jesus's mommy and daddy. He had a lot of fun playing with his own set this year, he always made sure that Baby Jesus was fed and had a clean diaper - Great Prep Work for the New Baby! We also introduced "The Elf on the Shelf," Sam named him "GG" not sure where he got it from. He had a great time looking for GG each morning before we went to school. It is also a great tool for parents, we reminded Sam each night at dinner that GG was watching over him so he could report back to Santa ... so he better eat all of his dinner - sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. He still is not too sure about Santa, he talks about him all the time, but still wants nothing to do with sitting on his lap - Maybe next year.
We spent Christmas weekend on the Cape with Dan's family this year. We will celebrate the holidays with my parents in Arizona in January. The Cape had a nice size snow storm a few days before Christmas, so we were hoping there would still be some snow on the ground to play in. Sam was very excited to make another snowman with Grandpa. But, when we arrived there wasn't any snow in sight Bummer!Once we all arrived, the boys helped make brownies for Santa and the Baby Jesus Birthday Cake.
Grandma and Grandpa play with Baby Bohdi.
He is such a happy little boy.
Grandma snuggles with Asher.
The boys get excited to see all the presents under the tree.
The 3 of us went to Christmas Eve services at a wonderful Baptist church in Brewster. We love this church and wish it was closer to home so we could go every week. Sam tells Grandpa that there are lots of presents under the tree.
Later that night, the boys help get Santa's plate ready ... brownies for Santa and carrots for the Reindeer.
Of course, the little ones had to taste test before hand.
Aunt Jen and Asher
Waiting patiently for everyone to get out of bed ... who's ready to start opening up presents.
Luke get the ball rolling. He is a pro at opening gifts.
Sam gets a guitar from the Meyers Light clan. He LOVES it.