We had a wonderful Christmas this year. Here are the highlights.
Our festivities started with Lincoln’s Preschool Christmas Program. His school does a great job picking wonderful songs for the children to sing and starts working on this program in October. It was a real treat.
We wrote letters to Santa. Lincoln’s says, “Dear Santa: trains, helmet, bike, transformers. Lincoln.” Of course there are very detailed drawings, as well.
We also met the big guy at the National Christmas Tree again this year. Conan talked about Santa fondly throughout December, but when push came to shove, he just wasn’t willing to sit on Santa’s lap. Maybe next year.
We went to see the wonderful display of lights at the temple.
And had a gingerbread house decorating play date.
This one isn’t really Christmas related, but it was a big moment for us. Lincoln and I had been working on the reading lessons from Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons since about May. At times it was slow going, but with a little coercing and the promise of a big prize we made it through.
Lincoln was a sheep in our Nativity at Church.
We receive two (different) return letters from Santa just before Christmas.
Christmas Eve the boys opened their Christmas jammies and looked darling in them, of course.
I always struggle taking pictures on Christmas morning, but we all had a great time. Conan hopped right on his new bike and rode it into the dining room without looking at his other presents. In fact, Conan took so many play breaks between gift that Lincoln (who definitely had more gifts under the tree) began to wonder why he was out of presents while Conan still had a pile.
It is so fun to have two wonderful little boys at Christmastime. To see their wonder and excitement is really a joy and makes me excited for next year already.