We really talked-up Santa this year...and Grant finally started telling us that he wanted Santa to bring him Thomas toys. He's very into Thomas the Train right now. At first when you asked what he wanted from Santa, he'd say "Uuummm...Grandma". But eventually he'd say, without thinking "Thomas toys". Santa did not disappoint. Santa and I made a pact that we would not go overboard and I'm very proud to say that not only did Santa and I do very well not going overboard...but we also managed to get all of Grant's Christmas presents without once having to step foot inside Toys R Us. There is nowhere worse during the Christmas season than Toys R Us - not even Walmart.
Anyway! On Christmas morning we always do stockings first, then presents, then breakfast.
|Brodie waited very patiently for his stocking full of goodies.|
|He wasn't quite as ready as he thought to wake up.|
|Grant likes to help pass out the stuff.|
|Auntie Shauna helping Grant with his stocking.|
|Pretty excited about the ring pop. There were four in|
there and Grant yelled "Another one!" every time.
|Finally finished! Grant's is the biggest and, therefore, the|
fullest stocking. However, I consider myself quite the stocking stufferer.
|She really liked her scarf.|
|Sword fight with candy stuffed canes.|
|Monster trucks - who would have guessed?|
|He immediately asked to open them.|
|Fist one from Santa was a Percy toy that made Grant say|
"Oh. my. gosh. It's Percy! He wuvs Thomas."
|It's a Thomas the train set. When he opened it, Grant yelled "IT'S THOMAS! Oh my gosh!" |
Then he started frantically tearing the paper off.
And just in case we hadn't eaten enough...we had all this dessert:
Grant had such a great Christmas. I love Christmas anyway but watching Grant have so much fun and get so excited and so enjoy spending time with family made it 100% better than it's ever been.
This has been a super long post so I'm going to cool it and stop for now. But I'm hoping to get a post up about the gingerbread house that Grant and I made together and also just some general pictures of Grant riding his crazy Christmas high.
I hope every one's Christmas was a merry as ours was!