On Christmas Eve we got ready for Santa's visit. R had just come back from visiting with his nana and he hadn't napped. He was in a very difficult mood, but we managed to do everything I had planned without too much trouble. We hung our stockings, made food for the reindeer, and left cookies and milk out for Santa. R wanted to leave him chocolate milk and he was very enthusiastic about it. He told me over and over again that Santa liked chocolate milk like him.
|R making food for Santa's reindeer.|
|Here he is looking very enthusiastic about having his picture taken.|
That night was a rough night for him. He was up several times with leg aches. I'd have to come in and lay with him and rub his legs until he fell back asleep. It was a very late night for me. I finally got my shower and went to bed around 6:30 am. I was up wrapping presents, decorating with snowflakes, and enjoying Santa's snack. Luckily, Kevin put together R's big present. It didn't take him too long, but I would have had to start days ago.
When R wrote his letter to Santa he specifically asked for the Creepy Crawler Bug maker, a ZhuZhu Pet, and some more paint stuff. He was really excited to see that Santa had brought him the three things he asked for. Along with the toys, he got an easel and an easel starter kit. It didn't take him as long to open his gifts as it has in previous years. He still wanted to play with each gift as it was opened though. After he got finished opening all the gifts under the tree, it was time to show him his big present. I was ridiculously excited about this. We bought him a train table and we set it up in his playroom late on Christmas Eve. He had no idea. I told him that it was time to bring some of his new toys and put them away. I left with my camera to hide in the room while he and Kevin gathered a few things. He opened the door and was shocked. He gasped and squeeled and ran to it.
But probably the most fun we had that day was playing in the beautiful snow. It was so fluffy and nice. We made a snowman, we ran and played, and we sledded! R's giggles were heard constantly.
Now we've just been hanging around the house, playing, and being lazy. I'm glad things are slowing down. I was just thinking though, that before I know it, Christmas will be here again. Time flies by at an alarming speed.