My three favourite moments of today:
- When Mikaela woke up this morning and came out to the living room (that is, I carried her out): Liam was desperately trying to interest her in her Santa presents, but all she had eyes for was the Christmas tree, put up by us last night and decorated by Liam while we slept in (till 7:30). She was too busy oohing and aahing over it and the pretty wrapped presents under it to be interested in new toys.
- When Liam disappeared after lunch, while the rest of us were still at the table: I wondered what was keeping him occupied, and when I went to find him he was quietly drawing and painting (with glitter paint pens) with the new super pack of drawing stuff his Pa gave him. Seeing Liam quietly occupied is not all that common!
- Driving home late enough (after 9pm) to see the Christmas lights and listening to Liam point them out to Mikaela, and Kaely fairly sing with the pleasure of seeing them.
Okay, opening all those lovely pressies was fun, and the food! Yum. Oh, and the lavish praise for the gingerbread house Liam and I made was rather nice too. But those were my favourite moments.