Dec 28, 2016

Toys, Toys, and More Toys

Christmas is always a happy time, and a busy one at that.  Now I know why they give our kids two weeks for Christmas break.  They almost need three with all of the toys they receive.  Liam is ready to unwrap, untie, and cut everything.  Packaging for toys these days is very frustrating.  Sometimes I feel that we need to invest in a chainsaw to get them all open.

One day we went outside and took the foosball table out of the box to put together.  After the boys had their fun playing, we turned on Landon's drone.  That thing is tons of fun to fly.  We just have to be careful when it's windy.  Landon helped his brother fly it around the yard for a little while until the wind picked up.  Liam was having a blast!

Dec 27, 2016

Post-Christmas Play

I remember the days following Christmas when I was grade school age.  I was so excited to have time to play with my toys before heading back to school.  Liam is no different.  He quickly took his school bus outside, but he waited a little too long to do so because there was a storm coming our way.  By the time we got outside we heard a little thunder and then lightening started to strike, which scared both of us.  Liam has never been a big fan of loud noises so we had to hurry and move inside.  He was all of a sudden "dirty" and needed to get in the bath.  I knew where he was headed during that conversation.  He ran his bath water and grabbed his two titanic boats he got for Christmas.  He cracks me up!

Aaaaaaaand, he's out.  :)

Christmas Day

It all started with my seven-year-old on Christmas Eve.  We watched NORAD to track Santa's deliveries around the world.  Liam was glued to my computer for what seemed like hours, but in reality it was only about 30 minutes.  I would have video taped his excitement, but I was too into the moment to grab my camera or phone.  When Santa flew closer to the US, hitting the state of Maine at one point, I heard panic in his little voice as he rushed around the house collecting his blankets for bed.  His eyes were as big as silver dollars.  He was terrified he was going to miss him.  Then, Liam got back out of bed to take one more peek.  This time he saw Santa going south, away from our country.  I felt a feeling of relief and disappointment coming from Liam.  I think he wore himself out because he went back to bed anyway.

My kids were super excited this Christmas.  That says a lot for my teen.  He is usually sitting around like a bump on a log playing on some sort of electronic device.  Surprisingly, Landon was all about it.  We hit the stockings first, then moved on to the bigger gifts.  The boys got everything they asked for and then some.  I was very happy that they had a great Christmas.  Anymore, these two monkeys are really difficult to buy for since they never tell me what they want, or they just don't know.  We had a blast!