Here is a recap of our festivities in pictures and video snippets, with a few words thrown in for clarity.
My brother and nephews came in from New York. They were amazed at how much Nugget has grown and changed since they saw him in July. On Thursday J and T helped make sugar cookies:
|T rolling the dough...|
|J adding some decorations|
We spend Christmas Eve at my parent's house with my side of the family. We have a nice dinner and then open gifts. Nugget sure was enjoying the evening:
|J stirring the traditional risotto.|
|Happy, Happy Boy!!!|
|Look J - that's cool!|
|T and Nugget enjoying the fire.|
The morning we have been waiting for! Santa came to our house twice ~ he dropped off a nice table and chair set for Nugget earlier in the week. Then he came back with a few more things. Nugget wasn't too sure what to think at first, but then he really like opening gifts and playing with the new toys.
|Nugget at his new table!|
After our family morning, we head over to the in-laws for brunch. It was extra special this year first because Nugget was with, but also due to all the snow we had over night. It turned out to be a beautiful white Christmas!
|C and M taking a break from sledding down the hill.|
...but we didn't stay out long!
After stopping at home to recharge the batteries and a nap, we headed back to my parent's house for dinner. We didn't stay long because Nugget was T-I-R-E-D. He played hard and had a blast all weekend!
T came home with us to spend the night. He and Nugget had a little b-ball game to wind down from a busy day of celebrations.
This was a Christmas beyond my wildest dreams. I enjoyed every second of it, and didn't want it to end. Actually we did get to celebrate an extra day due to the blizzard out east. My brother and nephews stayed a couple of extra days to wait out the snow clean-up in their neck of the woods.
Dreams really DO come true!!!