Boy did we have a fun Christmas! Miles totally cashed in, being the only child and all. T.J. and I got a few things, but nothing big. Here is everything all set up before going to bed Christmas Eve.
Miles loved his Santa presents. He got a roller coaster, train table, and shopping cart. He played with each one about 20 minutes before switching to the other. Getting him to open any other gifts was a challenge. He only wanted to play with these three things. Can you blame him?
He loved all his food and "shopping" for it. He made us dump the cart, then he picks up things, counting and matching them, while putting them back in the cart. There was also some pretend eating going on, which is really putting the food in his mouth.
He loves his recorder!
The Play-Doh kit was a big hit too!
Oh, and he got a Hot Wheels track. It's really for T.J., but he likes to pretend it was for Miles:)
We had such a great time celebrating Christmas with Miles. What a joy it is to see the fun and magic of Christmastime through his eyes! Next year will be even more fun, since he'll get more of it. We weren't the best about being Santa and all. I'm going to have to sharpen my game a bit!
I hope you all had a great Christmas celebrating the birth of our Savior! We did just that and had a relaxing day at home. Let's start with Christmas Eve day, then I'll get to Christmas in the next post:)
We decided that it might be fun to have a movie on our Christmas family traditions, so we went to Wreck It Ralph. Miles did good once the movie got going. But being the ever punctual movie goer that T.J. is, we were there way to early -- before the previews started. Miles kept asking to "Go home now!" or "Leave that way!" pointing to the door. Luckily once the actually movie started (which seemed like FOREVER), he sat good and watched it. We were able to stay for the whole thing, which I was surprised by. We enjoyed the movie, and love a new family tradition!
Another new family tradition is opening a present Christmas Eve night. New jammies for everyone!!
Then we had to take some pictures in our new jammies.
Then we had to do silly pictures, of course.
Derrick had to work overnight Christmas Eve into Christmas, so he missed the pajama party. After Miles went to bed, Keriann and I put together a puzzle, and we all watched Christmas Vacation.
Hi, I'm Kaylan, a mom, freelance court reporter, and avid crafter. I'm married to my best friend and the best stay-at-home dad ever. We live in the suburbs outside of Indianapolis. Almost all of our family is back in Iowa except for my sister Keriann and her fiance Derrick. I talk about them a lot on here too; so if you see their names, you will know who they are.
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