Friday, December 26, 2008

The day the big guy came to our house....

Xander still doesn't understand the whole Santa concept and is deathly afraid of the guy. But he sure is happy with all his new stuff! Note to self....don't buy so much stuff next year. Too much stuff! He doesn't even know about half of the presents because I ended up putting them away. He was just overwhelmed by all the toys- it was too much. We will get the other stuff out probably for his birthday.
Here are some pictures of Christmas morning.

He got a ride-on car....




And a parking garage.....




And a Clifford the big red dog ride-on....you may notice we only have one picture of him on this toy. He only knew about it because I picked him up and put him on it. He still doesn't even care that he has it. Clifford is his favorite character but apparently not his favorite "ride-on". Oh well. It goes up to 65 pounds so he has some time to get to like it. I just hope he likes it eventually. LOL



He loves his new car/road mat....






The thing we will remember most about this day is what he did when we asked him if he wanted to open a present. His speech therapist has been teaching him to knock on the baby gate and say "open please" when he wants to go through the gate. Or knock on daddy's office door or basically anything he wants opened. He doesn't say "open please"....that is what we are working on. He just knocks. So I handed him a present to open and asked if he wanted to open it. He knocked on it. It was so funny. We have it on video so I will post the video.
video


Anyway, we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We are sending out New Year's cards and a newsletter this year. We totally missed the Christmas card boat. Oh well.

6 comments:

Sandie said...

I must say that a blog is good for grandma's to use when they can't be right next to their grand babies to hug and love them. Thanks for posting your Christmas morning and letting me see Xanders reactions of his presents. I love you guys, Grandma Greene

stephanie said...

I understand the too many toys thing. A few years back we decided one gift from Santa, one from Mom and Dad and nice gifts in the stockings. Somehow we always have a few more items---but since we set the goal so low we have found that we don't go overboard. Besides they still have grandparents, cousins, friends, teachers, etc. all giving them gifts.

tracy.claycomb said...

Ya, that is a good idea. Set a goal. We should really do that.
:)

Evie said...

Love the photos. I couldn't figure out how the Clifford toy works with just the photos (could you send me a link to the toy? looks interesting.) Hayli loves her ride-on car. Hayli's is a red sports car though. Now Xander and Hayli can race!!! Xander is SO cute with his knocking - thanks for sharing!

BennettBoysBlog said...

Him so cute!!!! I can't believe how dark his hair has gotten. He is a cutie pitutie!!!!!

Love ya lots!

Jamie said...

It looks like you guys had a great Christmas! What fun toys! We are sad you aren't closer so our boys could play together, it would be so much fun.

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