Oliver's first christmas, and our first Texas Christmas. It was a nice day full of playing!!! Briggy and Ollie made out like bandits thanks to a *frugal* mrs. claus, and generous family members!
We tried to not think about how much we missed our families--but that didn't last long. It just doesnt seem like a holiday without grandmas and grandpas, aunts, uncles, cousins....hopefully we'll get more used to it being this way....it was still a lot of fun--of course Briggy always adds an element of fun and disaster to any occasion. Tom dressed up as Santa so the boys would get a sneak peek at the Big guy in Red that gave them so many fun toys! Briggy was pretty much oblivious to Santa, and just wanted to look at and open presents! It took him a little while to figure out how to open the presents--its OKAY to rip, Brigs!!! I had said that so many times, because he kept looking at me like we were doing something wrong by shreading the paper! Once he got the hang of it he went WILD!
The last little bit of snow left on the ground Christmas morning! (We got a dusting the day before)