Friday, December 23
We did a little baking, had a twinkle walk, then home for movies, popcorn, and hot chocolate. (Henry loves popcorn and watching him shove fistfuls into his mouth is, quite possibly, the funniest thing I have ever seen.)
Saturday, December 24
Off to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton for some Christmas and train displays. Trains = Thomas therefore boys = ecstatic. Then home for an early meal (in the dining room, no less... it's Christmas eve, after all) and Mass at 7. David returned to play the trumpet at midnight Mass but, alas, the rest of us were all snug in our beds.
Sunday, December 25
Merry Christmas! We enjoyed discovering what Santa left for us and opening all the amazing presents under our tree, then feasting on egg nog pancakes made by Daddy. Henry had a wee nap before heading over to Nanny and Grandpa's for a few more gifts and a lot more food. We stayed up late, consumed a lot of sugar, and played a lot of games.
Monday, December 26
Back to Nanny and Grandpa's for more food... a delicious German breakfast and then brisket for supper. In between was a long walk through parks and on trails ("just like in Bear Country!" said Joe), more games and a teeny bit of shopping. Alas, yesterday's turkey made me so lethargic that I didn't even take my camera out of my bag.
And that is that. The last two days have been at home with our boys, playing new games and reading new books. It's cold outside, we're cocooning in here, and it's awesome.