Ethan was completely mesmerized! I have to say that this has been the most fun Christmas yet because he completely understood what was going on and was able to experience the anticipation of Christmas.
thought it was the best thing in the world to have so much to play with!
AND Daddy thought it was so much fun to put everything together!
Mid-morning Grandad came to visit and the boys got to open presents from him.
Grandad loved seeing the boys and their excitement over their gifts! As his daughter, I love seeing the smiles that my children put on his face :-)
And once more, Daddy and Grandad got to put toys together. Ethan was so appreciative of everything and so sweetly told Grandad "Thank you for my presents." To hear my child say that without prompting brought tears to my eyes. As parents, we try so hard to make our children understand that they truly are privileged and "things" should not be taken for granted. It was so very nice to hear the sentiment verbalized in his own words. That evening as we were putting him to bed, he even said it again, "Thank you Mommy and Daddy for my presents." Sweet boy!
This year has been a BOY Christmas. Our playroom no longer is a mix of toddler and baby toys. Which kind of makes Mommy sad to see her boys growing up. We are now full-fledged, all out, Lightning McQueen, Tow-Mater, race track, Hot Wheels, radio control car, bulldozer central!