And suffice to say, the little man was spoiled. He got the dump truck from Father Christmas just like he requested, plus a whole lot of other things from mum, dad, gong gong, po po, grandma, and his Aunts and Uncles too. Flynn did a little better than last year in that he actually appreciated the presents more than the boxes, but he received some Duplo (a current favourite) early on and we had to coax him into opening up any more gifts after that.
This year was a bumper year netting him a new push car, a chalk/white board easel, a water table, a remote control car, several matchbox cars, a race track, the aforementioned dump truck and countless other toys.
The day all ended with a lovely dinner of smoked turkey with all the trimmings in our living room. I don’t often use the term blessed
but after a day like today it’s hard to feel anything but.
Christmas Eve is upon us again! Flynn is starting to grasp the concept and has even asked Father Christmas for a dump truck this year, though I think that next year the real excitement for Christmas morning will set in. I feel like he certainly enjoyed the decorations (or at least pulling baubles off the tree was fun) he didn’t really work the math out and come to the conclusion that he was about to get some new toys.
It was our first full month in our new home and the living room is now complete with a (currently non-working) fireplace so no more YouTube log burning videos. We even have a proper place to hang the stockings that Grandma helped us make last year.
Mum spent most of the evening getting Flynn to sleep while I spent several hours with screwdrivers and allen keys putting together some of his larger gifts and waiting for Santa to arrive with Flynn’s request.
Also, you may have noticed a new link appear at the top of the page. I’ve started uploading our yearly reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas videos which is quickly becoming one of our annual traditions. It’s cute to see Flynn’s progression through the years and I hopefully get a little better each year with reading the story (I get a lot of story practice throughout the year…)
Even since his trip to China Flynn has been a fairly big dancer. Recently he’s also been making up his own songs to go along with his dances when there’s no music present. We love these little shows, but worry he may be turning into something of a diva. This video explains that better than words ever could…
Excuse the mess, we’re still moving in.