We had so much fun on Saturday! Joey had to get up early to go rehearse with the band for a couple of hours. Then around 11, we decided to go have a late breakfast/early lunch. We first went to Denny's, where of course Brendan wanted pancakes. But, there was a long line out the door, so we decided to go somewhere else. Since it was lunch time no one had pancakes, so we promised Brendan we would make him some that night. Later we went home, and Brendan opened up a present.
I should interject a little explanation here about our Christmas traditions. When I was growing up, my parents always let us open our parents the day we got out of school for the holidays. That also allowed us to put the real focus of Christmas where it should be. So, since we have had Brendan, we have a sort of "progressive" Christmas. He opens a present or two every day so he isn't overwhelmed with too many at one time. Plus, we get to see his happy little face get excited every day.
So anyway, I had bought him a little play-doh set to see if he would even play with it. He loved it! I played with him a little while, then he went upstairs to take a nap with Joey. I used that time to run some errands and buy more presents. When they woke up, Brendan wanted to play with some more play-doh, so we went to the store and bought a bigger set with more accessories. While we played with the new toy, Joey made our breakfast-for-supper as promised. We had pancakes and bacon that was so yummy.
Next, we set to work assembling our gingerbread house. Joey and I had never made one, and we thought Brendan would enjoy it. Brendan wanted to immediately eat the little gingerbread man, so we decorated him first. I snapped a quick picture before Brendan gobbled him up!
Next we decorated the house. Brendan enjoyed helping me decorate the roof. Joey did the front of the house and the tree in the front. We thought the finished product was really cute!We also watched Kung Fu Panda while we worked.
It was a fun day, just spending time together as a family. You can't ask for more than that.
P. S. I'm still trying to figure out how to post pictures and stuff. Hopefully my blogging skills will improve with more practice!