This year was a great Christmas for our family! It was Sophia's first Christmas with us!
We had the most fun watching Wesley play with his new big train from Santa!
Santa set the train up Christmas Eve, and had a lot of trouble doing so. I think he finally left our house at about, oh 3am. It was at about 6:20am that I heard noise coming from the living room, to wake up and find Wesley playing with his new train! He didn't even come and get us. It was so cute. Of course the first thing I did was grab a camera!
Now Wesley originally asked Santa for the Polar Express train - retailing at $250 - yes TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS! (What INSANE person makes a child's toy SOOOO expensive? And better yet, who buys it for them!?!) Needless to say, Santa called me and told me he felt that was a bit too much for a train that would most likely get broken after being played with, so he compromised and found a great train for $29.99. Wesley was happy with Santa's idea!
Caught in the act! He didn't even go for the Christmas presents under the tree!
And here is one of the projects I had been working on - getting our new family pictures into frames. I didn't like our old frames - so I bought some spray paint ( 96 cents) and sprayed all the frames in our house black. They came out great!
Here is is sitting and reading a new book mommy got him. (You can also see the other project I have been working on above the sofa - it's not done just yet - but again, old frames, letters, and spray paint!)
Here Sophia is in her car seat watching Wesley play with his train
Onto Christmas dinner! I made a huge turkey, asparagus (instead of green bean casserole) baked potatoes (instead of mashed) rolls, shrimp cocktails, appetizers, and sparkling cider. It was so yummy! (and yes, even though I was up WAY to late and up WAY to early, I still managed to get dinner made. I think the most fun part of Christmas this year was everything we did for the kids, staying up late (helping Santa, wink wink, getting up early for gifts, making dinner, etc. It's all worth it!)
Now for a couple of funny stories.
First - the other night Wesley wasn't on his best behavior, so I sent him to time out - which is the corner by our pantry and laundry room. He puts his nose in the corner and his hands behind his back for four minutes, then the timer goes off, and he's all done, and we move on.
His new thing while in time out is, "I have to go potty!" and of course, he says that just so he can sneak away for a minute or two.
Well, the other night when he was in time out he told me he had to go potty, and I thought he was just pulling his usual trick, so I looked at him and told him to hold it. He then told me he really had to go, so I told him, "Well, then you're just gonna have to go in your pants"
So, what does he do? He goes to the bathroom in time out! Then I got pretty upset and said, "Why did you pee your pants!?!?!" and he looks at me with his big blue eyes and says, "Because you told me to."
He got me there! I told him I was sorry and cleaned him up.
One more cute storey...
After church today Wesley's teacher told Wesley "lets go look for your daddy, what's his name?" and Wesley looks deep in thought and replies, "His name is......... daddy!"
You've gotta love my little four year old!