We had a wonderful Christmas! It was so fun with Cooper this year. He was enthusiastic about everything and was a pure joy to watch. We didn't go big with Santa. We really didn't even talk about it. We took him with the cousins to Bass Pro to get a picture with and other people talking was his main exposure to Santa. We still go back and forth about whether we want to do it or not. We did decide that Santa won't be the one that brings the big stuff. We can't give him all the credit. Cooper did ask that Santa bring him a blue present so he did but he was the one that said it was from him when he opened not us so it was pretty funny.
Our bedtime ritual is reading and singing and this includes reading the Bible. So we read the Christmas story or related ones often but he always wanted us to sing about it rather than read. This makes for humorous bedtimes because when we don't want to sing 'Away in a Manger' we would just sing the story to him. He was often not too impressed with our jokes. He also loved singing Happy Birthday Jesus. Happy Birthday is a favorite song of his so we taught him the other version and we all enjoyed it. If asked he would tell you Christmas was Jesus' birthday and then might throw in someone else's birthday as well. Always funny around our house!
Gary made a little video of our Christmas at home. We enjoyed many with family and friends but didn't video them.
Thank you everyone for such a delightful Christmas. It went by so fast and we were sad to see it go, especially Cooper who was sad to see the tree go.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and were able to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas; Jesus' birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!