If you're a "Thief Insider" you know that my family celebrates the holidays when it's most convenient for us. Meaning when the Dunce family comes from across the pond. So for the last couple of years, it's been such that on or near Thanksgiving, we get together and celebrate Thanksgiving and we exchange our Christmas gifts, too.
Mr. and Mrs. Dunce seemed to like hanging out with the little boys (we won't go into the unfortunate and very accidental kick-in-the-head incident).
This year Jonathan even got into the act; he made Christmas ornaments for everyone. He was super-pleased to give them out - he gave them gift bags, but then he wanted to give the actual gifts, too.
Of course, Jonathan loved getting gifts, too. He hasn't stopped playing with his bugs (it was very funny when he was begging to take his bugs to bed with him and he didn't want to narrow it down to one bug), wild animals, and play food (he always gives me the spaghetti). And, yes, those are Elmo slippers, which he absolutely loves.
Andrew even got into the act, and he loves his London Fire Brigade outfit.
Although I logged some 18 hours of driving over the week (well, to be fair, 4 of it was work-related driving on Monday, but it was during the week), it was a good excuse to get together and give thanks for what we do have.