Photo tour ensues.
Ian woke up to find that Santa had stopped by for a visit, despite us having forgotten to leave out milk and cookies.
We were pleasantly surprised to find that he was actually interested in his toys. He loves his new stacker, and he got some Pete the Cat items, 2 books and a stuffed Pete. You haven't heard of Pete? You must check him out. We discovered him down in Savannah a few years ago.
We think that perhaps the Phoebe cat felt a little threatened by Pete.
J got me a new necklace. Here's to hoping Ian doesn't rip it off, he's already made a few attempts.
Ian liked his new toys, but he also liked the wrapping paper. A lot.
There's a distinct possibility he ate some paper. Oh well, we're almost a week out and he seems fine.
We could't get Phoebe to sit still long enough to take a family photo. We're lucky Ian sat reasonably still for it.
We headed over to J's folks house, and had a great time. Ian picked up some pretty sweet loot there as well. For example, he got some blocks.
|He likes to bang them against the tray. Loudly.|
And a dinner ware set - all the animal names are in French!
One of the neatest gifts we received was from J's nephew and niece - they took a bunch of the photos that had been uploaded here and made us a 2012 calendar. It is amazing!
And this particular piece of shiny paper kept him busy for at least 45 minutes.
Monday we went out to my folks house for their Christmas celebration. His Meemaw and Peepaw got him a truck, and he loves it!
His Aunt C got him this hat, which makes his cheeks look like they're going to explode.
Aunt C also got him some really neat books, called Indestructibles - they are chew and tear proof and 100% washable. They are made out of the same material FedEx envelopes are made of. He has enjoyed trying to unsuccessfully destroy them.
We had a great time visiting with the family, and he liked being the center of attention!
From our friends over at Atomictumor, he got a Radiohead lullabye CD, which is AWESOME.
The company that makes them also makes other lullabye CDs from various artists, like The Beatles and Pink Floyd. We may have to start a collection. They also got me this Tshirt.
Isn't it awesome???? Note: everyone this holiday season has fed my desire for cat stuff. I got a cat necklace, cat Tshirt, cat cheese spreading knives, and cat socks. Yes, I will be a crazy cat lady one day.
Speaking of socks. I got 7 pairs of socks this Christmas. You know when the last time I bought socks for myself? Never. I have enough decorative socks to wear a different pair every day for a couple of months. Ha!
In all seriousness, it truly was a special holiday. The two things that made it so incredibly special? We have this amazing little boy who has changed our lives. And to be able to spend it with such wonderful family. We are blessed.