Speaking of preparing, I tried to start a new family tradition this year as we don't really have any currently. I saw a pin about doing a Christmas Eve box and gave it a go. Bad go.
Firstly, he was mortified that I told him to open the box (elves dropped it off on the doorstep) since no one is allowed the open presents until Christmas day.
Secondly, he was personally affronted by the contents of the box. He has an on again, off a again hatred of movies. When he saw "Arthur Christmas" he threw his hand up in the air, said, "THIS IS RIDICULOUS" and went to his room.
Later he finally came out and said we needed to leave cookies, milk and carrots for Santa and the reindeer.
So while Christmas Eve was not that great, Christmas day was nice.
We woke up and heard Henry's excitement then he ran into our room and yelled, "Santa wrote me a letter!!!", had breakfast and opened stockings and gifts here in AV and then got ready and headed to Riverside to spend Christmas day with the Simonds side of the family.
Santa's gifts to Thea and Henry
waking up to stockings
proof Santa came
mmm. mama's cinnamon rolls.
Uncle Aaron not only got him another sword but also Hulk hands. Pretty sure his favorite gift.
Johann's new shirt
Yay to sparing my poor knees!
Learning to open the presents
And the cutest little Christmas girl ever
Mr. Max opening presents
Kailee helping baby Apollo open gifts
With Aunt Nani and Thea
With the cutest little Christmas bear ever
cousin Jeremy and Henry are a dynamic duo
Thea practicing her sitting up and playing with toys
Playing Rock 'Em Sock 'Em with Nani