We spent Christmas Eve with Thomas's parents and had our first round of present-opening at their house. It was a wonderful morning!
|Please note that Santa is now in the crouton business.|
|reindeer prints on the balcony|
|Let's go see what Santa brought!|
|a little candy before breakfast...|
|Emily joined us over Skype|
#1) his Jamie-sized backpack! When he opened it, he put it on, announced, "Good bye! I am going to school!" and ran off down the hall.
#2) recycling truck. He was kept busy for a long time stuffing wrapping paper in the back. At one point I asked if he wanted to open another present, and he replied, "I am busy recycling."
Thomas got a lot of presents too but they somehow escaped being photographed. He was particularly excited to get Bang!, the Settlers of Catan expansion set, some new clothes (that fit!), a variety of old Nickelodeon shows, and some books, including Guibert of Nogent, by his advisor. We did get a picture of Thomas being wrapped up in leftover wrapping paper, though...
Then we were all set to head off to Christmas #2!