Don't you just love the sights, smells, and feels of Christmastime?
This is how everything looked the night before.
Riley was the first to wake up. He ran upstairs and tore into his stocking.
A little while later the sun rose and Abram woke up. Riley "helped" him open his stocking.
This was Abram's first Christmas to open presents. He quickly got the hang of it and thoroughly enjoyed himself.
Our favorite gifts are always the handmade ones. Riley got a crayon roll and John Deere (he chose the fabric) pajama pants. Abram got a knit hat and scarf and pajama pants.
Papa made Riley a sword. (He is slowly building Riley the "armor of God" from Ephesians 6. Last year he got the shield of faith.)
Abram got a stepping stool with his name and footprints. Since he'll be moving to his own twin bed soon to make room in the crib for Silas, he needed something to help him get in and out of that big bed!
The boys also got new rain/mud boots.
Abram sporting his new boots.
Those piggies are even more adorable in spiders.
Our family tradition: Prime Rib and Yorkshire pudding. It is the best meal of the whole year. Around Decmeber 1st, Tom and I start salivating over the thought of yorkshire pudding. This year did not disappoint.
Our Christmas dinner. Simple, but delicious.
Christmas dinner (minus sleeping Silas).
Nana and baby Silas.
Mama and Papa in his new Filson Packer hat. Isn't he handsome?