By 3:30 we were headed back out the door to Grammie and Papa Michel's house to finally open presents. :) Ledger was a very good helper and helped Jaime pass out all of the presents! He got to open all of his presents first. He was very excited about his John Deere dump truck and a Batman race car set. Every time he opened a present, he would start saying: "It's.... it's.... it's.... it's...." until it was finally open and he could declare: "It's a DUMP TRUCK!" It was pretty adorable. After all of his presents were done, he helped unwrapped presents for everyone else in the family too.
When we put Ledger to bed, we read "Twas the Night Before Christmas". Last year, we had all of Ledger's grandparents along with great-Grammie and Nanny read and record a page of the book. Ledger really enjoyed listening to all of his grandparents read him a story. It was especially touching to hear Nanny's voice read the last page since she is no longer with us this Christmas.
After all of the presents were through, we had our annual scavenger (treasure) hunt through the house. Ledger led the way. Of course. And then we just got to spend time together eating sandwiches and helping Ledger play with his toys. By 7, it was time for us to head back home and get ready for bed while the Michels and Vanderbecks had to get ready for church.
When we got home, we said goodbye to DeeDee elf. It's his last day of 2011 as our scout elf, but we know we'll see him again next year. I wonder if DeeDee elf knows that next year he'll have TWO kids to report to Santa about! :)
|Dee Dee elf thought he could hide amongst all of our Sweedish Tomtees.|
"Merry Christmas to all. And to all a Good Night"