Liam pretty-much, kind-of, sort-of got the whole Christmas story thing. He semi-dictated a letter to Santa, thanking him for being nice to the reindeer, but when it came time to leave out snacks for them, he decided he was Rudolph and ate up the carrots and apples we were urging him to leave for his night-time visitors. Presents were fun and included a school backpack (very grown up), some beautiful homemade blocks from Topher and Marie, some instruments, and some tubby toys (the biggest hit). He unwrapped most of them on his own, but mostly enjoyed cutting the wrapping paper with his scissors, and was less inclined to actually find out what was inside each box.
We enjoyed a nice Christmas dinner with our upstairs neighbors, Deepa and Anand:
Some good walks (I think my mom is the crocodile from Peter Pan in this photo and Liam is pretending to be a ferocious Captain Hook):
Liam's favorite activity, reading time (my dad probably read this book to Liam about eight times):
And some good family time: