We had a very relaxed Christmas this year. We had a nice time opening presents and we spent they day at home together relaxing in our pajamas. I couldn't have asked for anything better since I am so enormously huge with baby 3. I cooked a fancy and simple meal and we spent the whole day playing with our new toys and watching A Christmas Story (we only watched it once but it took all day with interruptions from kids and meals and such).
Here is buster in the early stage of unwrapping. It was really fun to see the excitement he had this year now that he is 3 and fully understands what is happening. The only thing that was hard for him was stamina. He got so much cools stuff he was a little lost. He didn't know what to do with him self and after 2 hours of unwrapping he lost interest and just wanted to play.
Here is one of the cool presents he got. It initially was my idea but in the end his daddy executed it. He loves to drive cars and machines and such so I thought it would be fun to make him a canvas with roads on it. At first we thought we would paint buildings and scenery but then last minute (day before Christmas eve) we decided to just leave it green. It was a combo of me being to pregnant to crawl around on the basement floor to help paint it and the idea that with out buildings and scenery it was a little more open ended. He can use his imagination to build things out of blocks and cardboard and/or we can buy him city sets from Melissa and Doug as future presents to add to it. I think Busters Daddy did a super good job painting it and am really happy with how it turned out.
This is one of the few pictures I was able to get of little sister as she was sick on Christmas day. I would say it was one of the only bad things of the day. It was a bummer but as a parent, if your kids are going to not feel well it is nice for it to be a paid holiday and be able to stay home with them and relax. At least that's how I felt, even though it is daddy that actually goes in to work. She spent most of the day on one of our laps just snuggling. She had fun with the presents for about a half hour and then she was spent. I think that is why it took so long for the presents to get unwrapped and why her big brother got so burnt out. He ended up having to unwrap a lot of her presents because there wasn't much room for me to do anything but hold her.
This picture is silly because of the faces on Buster and his daddy. Our little guy recently took to superheroes (wonder who showed them to him?). All he kept talking about is spider man and captain america. He got a mask and shield and then proceeded to try to attack his dad. This face he has is him trying to not smile and be serious. It was pretty silly.
We hope you all had a very merry Christmas too.