the Christmas Bunny is forcibly made to wear a bow
stockings are opened, story is read, songs are sung and cinnamon rolls are eaten
as a gift, the girls have learned and sing “O Holy Night”, my favorite Christmas song. Precious.
happy giving and getting
asian dolls from Ikea
keepsake gift. Claire wrote me a 21 page story in 4 days called “Over the Wall”. I saw her working feverishly on it in her spare moments after school leading up to school. It’s a fantasy about what might be “over the wall” at the end of our street. I could not love it more.
Silas receives tool belt from grandparents- immediate fierce, industrious fixing ensues.
Another typical Christmas morning scene- the girls get books and the reading begins. They began to find it literally hard to sit and continue opening presents- they were so ready to dissapear upstairs to play with their gifts. When we finished, we only saw them at meals for the rest of the day. 😉
Silas got many things to fuel his obsession with “things that go”
breakfast break. Virginia ham from Anita!
beloved gift from Mast grandparents put to immediate use
The rest of Christmas day involved a lot of the following: playing with new toys, eating candy, napping, reading, Christmas music, watching A Christmas Carol on tv and general relaxing. Tom and I got to play some Scrabble and open our gifts together. It was a wonderful day!
candlelit dinner- shimp, alfredo penne, green beans.