Grandma and Grandpa J. came for a three day stay, starting on Christmas Eve. We all shared a Christmas Eve supper (quite literally, you should have seen Liam begging everyone for food - you'd think we never feed the boy!)before setting out treats for Santa and the reindeer. Then we bathed Liam, got him into his special Christmas jammies, and had him in bed in good time so Santa wouldn't have to skip our house. :)
Treats for Santa - check!
Christmas morning we were all up bright and early thanks to Liam, and had a great time opening gifts. Santa brought Liam a sled, and a Fisher Price "popper" - which is still his favourite new toy. It didn't take long though, before Liam was a bit overwhelmed by all the activity, toys, boxes, and paper. It wasn't until after we had cleaned everything up that he started to realise that he had all sorts of new playthings.
After having a traditional turkey dinner, we all had a little rest before heading over to Liam's Great-Grandma and Grandpa's house for supper with extended family. Unfortunately, Liam was quite crabby as he did not have an afternoon nap, and a strange house full of unfamiliar people did nothing to help the situation. Still, we had a good visit until we had to take our screaming little boy home to bed.
Boxing day we ventured out to the mall to score some great deals - we came home with a new top for me, and shoes, a shirt, and a snowsuit for next winter for Liam. (Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!) Then we headed out on one last excursion to Auntie Teresa's for Boxing day dinner. Liam got to play with his cousin Max, and recieved yet some more gifts. Again, Liam was less than thrilled about the unfamiliar surroundings so we didn't stay very long. We got home with just enough time for Liam to have a little play before bed.
It was a very busy few days, and we were very glad to have today to stay at home and relax. Liam was very happy too, and took a good long nap this morning to prove it!
Thanks everyone for the wonderful presents, the great food, and most importantly the excellent company!