Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Caleb woke us up at 4:30 this morning, declaring Santa had indeed visiting our house. I know I mentioned in a prior post that Caleb announced he no longer believed in Santa, but either:

1) he's a really good actor; or

2) he still sort of believes.

I'm thinking #2.

We thanked him for informing us, and requested he come back at 7 a.m.
At 7 a.m., all the boys saw the tree. I was very excited to see how almost two-year-old Collin would respond to the present filled tree. He greeted the sight with as much enthusiasm as if someone had left their socks on the floor. Nevertheless, the other boys were wide-eyed and bursting with excitement.

Chris awoke and assisted in helping the kids open presents. Collin snuggled with Chris. He was a little overwhelmed with the morning.

The boys loved their Christmas gifts. I loved the fact Caleb got each of his brothers a gift (thanks to a school holiday store), and seemed excited to see them open their gifts.

Our family continues my family's Christmas morning tradition. We eat a big breakfast and follow it up with a slice of Jesus Birthday Cake. The boys and I discussed the meaning of the cake (every part of the cake is symbolic). The boys are absolutely thrilled that they can eat cake for breakfast. What a treat!
Two of the boys enjoying a breakfast of frittata and pancakes.

Collin's morning shyness washed away when cake was involved.

After breakfast and Santa presents, we headed over to my parent's house. Cooper dove into his stocking.

Uncle Matt entertained Collin and his cousin Will.

After lunch at Grandma's house, we visited Chris at work. Chris wasn't able to make it to Christmas lunch, so we brought the lunch to the hospital.

Hope your family had a wonderful Christmas too!!!!

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