We were beyond thrilled to have my parents join us for the holiday, who left their own home for Christmas for the first time ever. We were all invited to our friend Maia's parents' house for dinner on Christmas Eve, and in return we hosted the same group at our place on Christmas Day.
Grammy and Grandpa got to see our usual Christmas Eve routine - mass, saying farewell to Johnny Duddle, leaving cookies for Santa, checking Santa's whereabouts on NORAD, and reading The Night Before Christmas (although Joseph opted for the Cajun version this year!).
We're happy to say a certain little someone still believes!
JT was so excited Christmas morning, he was practically skipping around waiting for us to open presents. Among the loot were Skylanders, Harry Potter Clue and t-shirts, several Nerf guns, and some crafty items. Grammy and Grandpa gave him his very 1st iPod, and Mimi and Poppy gave him an iPod docking station for his room. It's been nonstop dance parties since! Since our guy is a bibliophile, Santa gifted him a Kindle.
Mimi and Poppy were warm and cozy at home in Louisiana, but we still got to share Christmas morning with them by FaceTime.
Merry Christmas from the Alton Boys!