Christmas at our House
Q: What did the Thief's kids get for Christmas?
A: Your bike!
Christmas was wonderful at our house. The kids were so excited about Christmas and couldn't wait for Christmas morning. On Christmas Eve, we all got dressed up and went to church, and Jonathan even got to have his own candle for the candlelight service (we did services at 6 and 7:30 and both of them featured candle lighting). Jonathan really wanted to "stay with Daddy" for the second service, but we convinced him that the sooner he got home, the sooner he'd get to sleep and then he'd get his presents.
In the morning, the boys wanted most to go down and see the tree and presents. Of course we let them!
After breakfast (we didn't want the inevitable meltdowns that come from hungry, overstimulated children), we read the Christmas story together.
Then it was time to open gifts. The boys had a fantastic time, and they made out like banshees. Jonathan got a parking garage and road set (that interacts with his train set), a big fire truck, and a bunch of other toys. Andrew's Christmas focused on construction, as he got a backhoe, a bulldozer, and a construction playset.
Soon there were toys, wrapping paper, and boxes all over the living room, and our boys were happily playing with everything. They even played nicely almost all day!
The Thief wants to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my readers!