Or should that be unwrapped?
Another Christmas has come and gone with family and presents and way too much good food.
My parents drove out Christmas Eve and joined us in the ceremonial wrapping paper thrashing yesterday morning. Everybody was curious how Nate would react, and after some encouragement we got him to look in his stocking.
However, after the initial novelty wore off, he pretty much played with the first toy that was opened and ignored everything else. At least until my Dad opened the radio controlled helicopters (yes 2!) that Mom bought him. Nate was pretty interested in those, “up! up!” he shouted. Dad and I had a pretty good time trying to figure out how not to crash them instantly… and an even better time reverse engineering one to fix the other (they were fairly fragile.. but luckily far more repairable than I expected).
My sister and her fam drove up from the Philly area to join us just in time for K’s marvelous Christmas dinner (Mmm… spiced ham with red pepper jelly…).
Today we took some time to take portraits of the kids. That went pretty well until Nate turned into a ravenous beast and had to be restrained.
… or at least that’s how this picture looks. He’s actually laughing madly. I mean, in a good way.
After that we went outside to get in some sledding. Although it rained on Christmas eve, we got some fresh snow on Christmas and a bit more today. That put a bit of fluff on top of the crunchy snow underneath.