This year was probably my favorite. Pat and I decided to do things a little differently, and instead of rushing to three different houses, we split up our parents on three separate days, which made it much more enjoyable.
We started with Michele and Layne on Sunday after church. We had an awesome big family dinner, opened presents and played games. It was a great night, and sad that I forgot my camera.
Christmas Eve was spent with my family. We opened presents in the afternoon before going over to my Grandma and Grandpa Wightman’s for dinner, white elephant gifts, and caroling. We told the story of Christ’s birth, and sang songs in-between, and Ledger bawled every time we sang… when we finished, he’d sign and say “All done, All done!” All of my siblings went in and bought my dad a stationary bike stand, he was really surprised!
tChristmas morning was so fun! After two days of opening presents, Ledger caught on. It was the first year we were able to take our time, make breakfast (biscuits and gravy, thanks Cindy) and Ledger was able to play with his toys.
An hour and a half after we put Ledger down for a nap, I heard a weird scream. I opened his door, and shot out like a slingshot. He climbed out of his crib for the first time. His room was a disaster, just like Preslee did on her very last day with us. And did it again later that night at his Grandpa’s house.
We hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas. Thank you to all who sent us gifts. What incredible people you are to send complete strangers Christmas ornaments and books. We love you all.