On Christmas Eve we had a nice dinner of "meat with special sauce", potatoes and broccoli. I made special cupcakes for dessert and we left a snack for Santa and Rudolph:
Once the boys were in bed, we exchanged some gifts among the adults, knowing the morning would be all about the boys. We went to bed and let Santa get to work.
Simon was up at 6, which is actually a decent time for him and he was completely thrilled with what he woke up to:
The four of us opened our stockings right away:
And then when Aunt Karyn, Grandma and Papa got involved, Simon "helped" with theirs, too.
Then we moved onto the gifts under the tree. Here are some highlights:
Simon's construction worker costume:
The highly anticipated "turning-on cement mixer"
Nate's tumblers funhouse:
And his set of fun cars:
Simon's idol, Buzz Lightyear:
Nate's new sensory book:
Simon's Lego firehouse set:
Simon's Cars suitcase:
And Nate's new friend, Barney
And while all of the pictures are of the kids and their gifts, Matt and I had a great day too. Some highlights: I got a beautiful purse and awesome lunch"box", Matt got some clothes and a book he's really been wanting to read, and Karyn gave us some sorely needed tupperware that is one of my favorite things this year! (seriously!) The boys also got some great gifts in the mail from family in NJ and CA, thank you everyone for helping us make this day so much fun!
Here are a few more cute pictures:
Now for one last gasp of Christmas with Grandpa, who is coming out Friday!