Monday, December 20, 2010
We visited the spectacular lights display at the Lake DeGray houseboat dock with some friends. Even Santa was there, although Micah was speechless when he handed him a candy cane. I guess it's a good thing he'll have another chance to talk to Santa when he visits his class tomorrow!
Well, it wasn't really Christmas morning, but it might as well have been. We always open our gifts to each other before leaving for whatever holiday destination we're going to that year. So Saturday was the day this time around. We had breakfast and then Micah walked around the corner to find the presents all under the tree! As you can see in this video, he was so excited! At the end of the video he says "Let's pray." Now, I could say that this was because all of those talks about how Christmas is Jesus' birthday had really sunk in. But I think it was really because he knows we pray before we do things like eat dinner so I guess he figured before we get to the presents, we had to pray then too! Who knows? Micah is an equal opportunity pray-er. We thanked Jesus that morning, but later on that night I guess he thought we were leaving a few things out because when we put him to bed, he wanted to thank God for reindeer, presents and Santa, too :-) Anyway, we had fun opening and playing with all of the new things.
Here's a video of him opening his special present from Grammy and Pop Pop Noden:
Merry Christmas and God bless us, everyone!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I hope everyone is enjoying this Christmas season. Micah is learning all about "Sanna" and "Rudob" and "baby Jee-as" :-) So far, his favorite carols are Away in a Manger and Jingle Bells.
Santa comes to our house, but we will also be celebrating Jesus' birthday, complete with party held at our church next week. Micah loves all the parties we've been going to, although I think they have caught up with him in the form of a cold. But, it's nothing too serious and the doc says he should be fine by the time we fly out to visit Wisconsin. Hopefully the rest of us can stay healthy! We had Dan's directing students over for dinner and a final last night (it's a new twist on dinner with a movie :-)). We've got a few more things to tie up here, but we're looking forward to the break. Hope you all have a safe, happy and blessed holiday season!