We started our evening by bundling Jamison up and taking him to the front yard to sprinkle his "Magic Reindeer Food" all over the snow. He had so much fun throwing heaping spoonfuls of the oats and glitter EVERYWHERE!! Next we came inside, cleaned up, and sat down to open a present we had under the tree. I got the inspiration to do this next activity from a talk in church on Sunday. We had wrapped a picture of Christ in a box, Jamison opened it and we talked about Jesus and his birth and the gifts he has given to us and what we could give back to him. Then we gave Jamison two little pictures of Jesus to tape on his bedroom wall. He was so cute as he excitedly jumped up and ran into his room and stuck them next to his bed on the wall. After that we had him open his last present of the evening, his PJ's. He was so funny, after he opened them he got very shy and turned around, grabbed me around my neck and was giggling and burring his head into my neck. We had to peel him off to get him changed. Silly boy, I don't know where that came from. He was fine after we changed him. Finally it was off to bed for stories, songs, and milk. Then sleepy time.
I was very thankful to Jamison for giving us the gift of sleeping in until 8:00. I did however get up early anyway to put some cinnamon rolls in the oven and get a quick shower in before the festivities began. We were interested to see if he would even take notice of the gifts left by Santa and other family members far and wide, under the tree. Nope he didn't pay much attention to them at all, he was more concerned about the tree lights.
We did get him started with the stocking and then moved to the presents. He did well for a little while. We had to take a few breaks. Of course after he would open a gift he wanted to go and play with it and couldn't understand why we wouldn't just let him be and kept interrupting him to open more presents. After a little while he finally flat out refused to open another one. He wanted nothing to do with them. So we stopped and had breakfast he even took a nap, and still wanted nothing to do with them. So we just opened the last few and showed them to him and that worked out OK. Kids, they sure do have their own way of doing things, don't they :)
So I knew he would love this gift, I didn't think he would LOVE it quite as much as he does. His favorite gift was this Vacuum. he likes to have it running ALL THE TIME. Boy why did I buy that pack of C batteries. Big mistake. Well it may be driving me crazy but he sure does enjoy it, all day long! Seriously, all day long.
Later that morning Terry got Zach on the phone and we got to talk to him for a little bit and it sounded like he was having a good Christmas morning. It is still very hard, especially for Terry, not to be with him, but it was good to be able to talk to him. And Terry will be heading out there in 2 weeks to spend a few days with him, so knowing he would be seeing him soon helps.