John Thomas had a great Christmas. This year he recognized Santa, but didn't really know his role in the day. He also learned about half of the lyrics to Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer over the month of December and will occasionally start singing it on his own.
Like his birthday a month earlier, John Thomas still wanted to take things one gift at a time. I believe we managed to have him open three gifts in the morning, when it was just the three of us, before he insisted on going to the basement to play with his new goodies. In the afternoon when the rest of the family was there to open gifts he managed to open about half of his loot. With much prodding, he opened most of the rest of his gifts after dinner.
We started the day low key, then went outside for a while. He enjoyed hanging out on top of the snow "moutain" in the middle of the street and saying "Hello down there!" to anyone who came outside. Grandpa arrived to get the turkey in the oven as we were having lunch. When John Thomas woke up from his nap Uncle Rob and Nadine were here too. Unlike last year where he was incredibly shy when he woke up and found most of his relatives in his house, this year he was ready to put on a show.
It was a great Christmas, with I hope, no too much stress for anyone. After dinner the boys played with the trains and the rest of us relaxed.
Christmas night John Thomas woke up twice, which he hasn't done in ages. It was fairly obvious that John Thomas caught the bug that had already been through Mom, and was working its way through Dad. We did our best to keep Boxing Day low-key.
It's been a great holiday so far. Mom has taken off work until January 2nd, and will be going down to Toronto for a night with John Thomas, great-grandma and Aunt Madelaine to visit our cousins. Cross your fingers for a good car ride.
|<< Previous entry||Browse his third year.||View the next update >>|