Nonny and Poppy came to us for Christmas this year. It was nice not to have to pack up and go with our cramped year-end work schedules. Their schedules are pretty flexible these days, which works to our advantage!
It was a relaxing weekend, with Christmas morning as the highlight of course. After opening gifts and eating breakfast we headed to ICE at the Gaylord Texan hotel. I joked with Andrew that we should just spend Christmas Eve night at the hotel next year. There was so much to do and see. It was 9 degrees in the exhibit, so we didn't linger long. We enjoyed hot cocoa afterward and strolled the hotel enjoying the decor. Logan especially liked the train village in the main courtyard.
I'm still amazed that the entire exhibit is made of ice!
Logan left cookies and milk out for Santa. Mom says she thinks Santa prefers homemade cookies, but he seemed to like our Nilla Wafers just fine. Every time we give Logan a glass of milk now he asks if it is Santa's milk.
Logan's showing us his favorite ornaments before bed on Christmas eve.
Santa brought Logan a TMX Elmo (and I think Andrew and I like it more than he does), new boots (he must've known that Lucy ate Logan's first pair), the James engine for his train set, and a puppy pillow pal. He also filled his stocking with Cars vehicles, batteries, a coloring book and new crayons.
We had so much fun watching Logan open his gifts. He really got it this year and quickly moved from one toy to the next. When he wanted to open another gift, he just grabbed one from under the tree and started ripping it open whether it was his gift or not. I'm so looking forward to all the fun Christmases ahead.
What's all this?
You mean it's for me?! (notice how he's already wearing his new boots in this picture)
Logan really likes these picture frames from Mimi - a golf cart and a dump truck.
18 wheeler from cousins Lauren and Lenzy.
Giant Thomas the Train sticker/color book from cousins Addi and Olivia
Thomas computer. Though he can sing most of his ABCs, he's starting to recognize the letters, too.