Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Christmas Season

Merry Christmas!!  I hope everyone had a great day. Here are some photos from our season and today.



Earlier this month we went to the VIP Christmas Party in Zionsville.  The sleigh ride is the best part :)




The boys got to see Santa.  Elliott almost got stage fright but Andrew led him up.  Andrew did most of the talking going into great detail about his wish list items - a snap circuit rover and a pedal powered car. (I think he meant a Go Kart but we aren't sure!) :) Elliott asked for a bike bag.



We went to Christmas at the Zoo with friends.


One of our favorite traditions is Advent calendar.  We check it every night after dinner and they look forward to it!


Here are some pictures of the boy by the tree.  Setting up the train has become a tradition they love.





Playing with Daddy on his first vacation day!


Christmas Eve. After mass we had soup for dinner (tradition), watched A Charlie Brown Christmas (new for our kids, they loved it!), ate Christmas ice cream, and put out cookies and milk.



Christmas day was very low key!  Andrew woke up Elliott at 7:00 and we started opening gifts. (Elliott had to get dressed first, he always gets dressed the second he wakes up and he had zero intention of changing that today...haha..which is very much in line with his lets-do-this personality!!) Elliott's reaction when Andrew said "He came!!"


Santa found a gift that Elliott left him under the tree.  He wrapped up (never mind that it belongs to Andrew..) a harmonica and wrote  him a note that said "I love you Santa!"  Santa told him in his letter that he used it to play the reindeer a song but that he should keep the harmonica!


Andrew has been talking about this rover for a year.  He was elated. He immediately needed to build it and drive it (and rebuild it and drive it again) so we made breakfast and hung out a while before opening more gifts!





Elliott got a little Lego figurine in his stocking that didn't have any instructions. He goes, "This is going to be so awful to build with no directions." So Elliott.




Board games are his favorite.


I thought it was so cute that Elliott carefully saved all of his gift tags :) They are old greeting cards.


Elliott got his first video game.  He was so pumped and quite surprised because it wasn't on his list!


Andrew played with Snap Circuits and Gravity Maze most of the day.  We took a break mid-day for some much needed exercise!


Favorite (Santa) gifts this year!


Snuggling his puppy.


Oh, Daddy got something special! :)


Merry Christmas to all!



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