The hit gift of the evening was a wagonload of blocks that Tommy received.
The kiddos had fun exploring Grandma and Grandpa's house.
They were totally taken by a few magnets on a kitchen cabinet.
It made us realize how simple Christmas gifts could have been.
Both also enjoyed trying on one of Grandpa's hats.
Santa visited our house, leaving a large basket full of
MegaBlocks and a smaller bin of more wooden blocks.
They looked so tidy under the tree, but they quickly spread
to cover our entire livingroom floor to a depth of two inches.
Here, Tommy has a bit of chocolate from his Papa's stocking.
My great idea for this year's Christmas card photo was to dress Tommy and Ellie as shepherds and take them to a life sized nativity scene at the church down the street.
The weather didn't cooperate with our schedule, so my backup plan was to get their picture with their nativity at home.
Getting them to cooperate with my plan was just not happening...
the blocks were a distraction...
eventually I finally caught Ellie in a brief fly-by...
These pictures were taken a few days earlier in my first attempt. I wasn't able to get both of them together, or even facing in the right direction, but I still liked these shots...
Here Mama, you take Jesus...
This girl isn't a shepherd... she's the littlest angel. :)