Christmas was… really really wonderful.
Jeffrey took about five hours to open all of his gifts. He was quite deliberate about it and took his time. At hone point he began looking at me after each gift and saying “We play with this later?” But for goodness sakes, if I had let him play and examine each gift? We’d still be sitting there opening things up. We took a break in the middle of it all to eat breakfast and let him play with some of his new things.
- His new kitchen and all of the accoutrements. In addition to Santa bringing the new play kitchen, grandma got him a tea set, a shopping cart and a pretend pizza set. He was feeding us fake food and tea all weekend. He just LOVES it.
- New construction vehicles, a car transporter truck and a foam racing mat to play on. He has a billion cars and now they have a race track to drive on. Bonus for me? The mat is a puzzle so it’s flat and I can easily take it apart and store it elsewhere. Kudos to Aunt Mary and Uncle Keith!
- Two awesome wood puzzles from Cousin Chris and Bill. He’s already worked on them several times. They’re 24 pieces and just perfect for him right now. The kid loves puzzles.
- The best thing of all? His new quilt from Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Roger. The kid is weird. Surrounded by toys and he’s rolling around on the floor with his new “cuddle blanket.” He loves blankets. It’s strange but very very cute.
- There were a few other things, playdoh and some books. A new Bob the Builder DVD for car trips and a few board games like Candy Land and Memory for when he’s ready to try them.
We really did try not to go too overboard. Of course I think everyone else made up for our lack of funding. He had a spectacular day. It was so refreshing and wonderful to watch him smile and laugh and help Grandma and Grandpap out. He was exhausted at the end of the day. He almost fell asleep in his dinner. My pager stayed quiet the whole way through and it was a perfect day.