After returning from my parents, we had a second Christmas at home the following morning. These were the gifts from us to Jameson and to each other.
First up was Sasha, since her gifts are partially unwrapped so that she can see them, she got very excited!
She tore right into her first “buddy”, and opened 3 of her 4 new toys.
Jameson’s second gift was a hit: as soon as he opened it, he didn’t want to open any more gifts!
Jameson ran around with his broom and wouldn’t put it down! The only way he would open more gifts is if he could hold onto his broom. This little cleaning set was my idea, so I was tickled that he loved it so much!
We got Jameson a new RC controlled Thomas the Tank Engine. He has a car, but it only used one button. The new toy has two buttons, so it’s an upgrade! Also, it makes real steam. I was surprised that it actually works really well on carpet as well.
Jameson also received a build-your-own firetruck, which has nuts and bolts and will be one to grow into; and an Elmo play-doh shape maker, which occupied him for about 15 minutes one day (that’s a record for a sit down toy)
Last but not least was a set of classic wooden blocks; Jameson used the gift as a launch pad for jumping!
Later that afternoon, we dropped Jameson off at Brian’s parents and I had a doctor’s appointment, for which we drove very carefully through the snow for for all of a 5 minute appointment. But we are thankful things continue to go well, and I’m now measuring on schedule.
After returning to Brian’s parents, while grandpa finished cooking, we opened a few gifts at a time with Jameson to keep him occupied.
There was a lot of hiding and peek-a-boo.
Swinging and going upside-down.
And playing of the harmonica. That harmonica got more action than the whistle party favors from his birthday. It sounds just as gross though when he sucks his spit back in. I haven’t been nauseous for this pregnancy for a few weeks now, but that always makes me gag a little.
Jameson’s big gift was a table and chairs set! We haven’t decided where to put it yet but are looking forward to lots of arts and crafts there.
We are also excited that Jameson got a bike seat for the summer; Brian will love taking him out for rides. (I might be a little jealous, since I plan on being left behind with the newborn). What a blessed Christmas we had! And it wasn’t over yet. We still had a few more days off to enjoy family.