Friday, January 9, 2009

Holiday wrap up

Holiday seasons are always busy, so I'll skip telling you how busy ours was. Naturally, it was different having T with us this year...and wonderful. Robin and I have spent many hours remembering what Christmas was like when we were kids and experiencing the other side of it as parents. It was great.

We woke Christmas morning with a tradition from Robin's family where we opened stockings first.


Robin's parents arrived for breakfast and opened presents with us.


T figured out quickly the fastest way to open presents (start on the end).


Robin and I were excited to give him one of the books we bought in Bangkok.



T got these homemade blocks from Grandad and Nana. Awesome.


Later that day, we were off to visit my mom to do Christmas with her the next morning.


One of the fun activities there was putting on a parade.




A week later, my father and stepmother came to open presents for a 3rd and final time...at our place.


Grandpa had been waiting a long time to give this train to T. It was a hit...he's a little too young to do much with it, but under supervision, he loves playing with it.


I'd call it a success. He was sad to see the tree go. We're not sure how much of the Santa stuff he understands. He called Santa "toy", and always pointed to the ceiling when talking about him.

A gift Robin and I made for ourselves this year was a book of our blog from our journey to Thailand. There's just something about reading it in print that makes it special. We were happy with how it turned out.

Now, with all the decorations put away, we get back to normal life. We're looking forward to the new year and more opportunities to meet and spend time with friends and family.

-Kyle

1 comment:

Nichole and Craig said...

Thanks for the heads up on the ergo. We are for sure going to wait for our referral/travel before we buy it. The store we are buying it from has a no return policy only exhange, so I want to make sure before I pay out the money.
Looks like you ones had a wonderful Christmas.
Hope you have a great 2009