I spent a lot of time this holiday season explaining that we got to do a lot of fun stuff because it was Christmastime, but not necessarily Christmas day. So this was a theme for us. Here's some cool stuff we did because it was Christmastime, but not Christmas day.
Early December: decorating the tree with
Grandma and Grandpa Heasley.
They got the boys a battery operated Polar Express
Christmas Eve, we spent the day at Grandma Jane's. Uncle Todd and Aunt Brenna had come in from Philly that morning. That evening at home, the boys opened their Christmas Eve present (we get them new jammies each year to open on Christmas Eve), we drank hot cocoa and put out milk and cookies for Santa and a carrot for the reindeer.
We woke up on Christmas morning to the most beautiful, unexpected white Christmas!
We had Christmas morning at our house for the first time since Caleb and I were married! It was really special. Grandma and Grandpa Heasley, Great Grandma Jane, and Uncle Todd and Aunt Brenna braved the snow to come over and celebrate with us!
Phin opened this one, and then basically didn't open anything else
until he and Uncle Todd had it put together!
The cool wrapping paper roll of pictures Phin drew for Caleb.
After naps, we headed over to Grandma Jane's for Christmas dinner!