Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

We have had a wonderful Christmas with family! We started celebrating on Friday night with Nana, Pap, and Nanny. We had a delicious lunch, attended the Christmas Eve service, and then had dessert and opened presents.
Jason and Bryce enjoy playing the piano when they go to MeMaw's house so they got one for home. Hopefully Jason can teach Bryce how to play one day.

Bryce's first lesson is being gentle on the keys!

Bryce got a cool race car.

Once Bryce was in bed and everyone had gone, Santa and his elf got right to work!

Bryce seeing his presents for the first time.

He went straight to work!

Seeing what is in the stocking.

Bryce wanted a football helmet for Christmas. I think it was mostly because Chase wanted one. We were hesitant to buy one at first because he doesn't like stuff on his head, but when Jason came across a Hokie helmet, he couldn't turn it down. The helmet is quite large, but it was free, and he can grow into it.

Ready, set, hike!


After having Christmas at home as a family, we headed to Jason's parent's house to celebrate with his dad's side of the family. Bryce tried on PaPa's Nutzy hat for him. Bryce got a Nutzy t-shirt and Nutzy stuffed animal. He is currently curled up in his bed with him!

This is how Bryce feels about sharing his toys he got for Christmas. We are working on it.

7 minutes into the car ride home and he was out! He woke up quickly once we got to Nana and Pap's house for lunch and stockings.

We went over to Jason's grandparent's house tonight to celebrate with his Mom's side of the family. All the great grand kids got a stuffed animal.

We have had a wonderful time celebrating this holiday with family and friends. Most importantly, we kept the focus on the true reason for the season. We had hoped of starting the tradition of celebrating Jesus' birthday with a birthday cake, but we didn't get around to it this year. There is always next year! Bryce understands birthdays and he can tell you that Christmas is Jesus' birthday. I think he is off to a great start understanding the meaning of Christmas outside of presents. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

1 comment:

A Wedding Story said...

What awesome memories! Love this post!