We opened family presents before dinner, and I am glad we did. The boys were so excited that it took an extra hour to get them to sleep even with opening gifts mid-afternoon. They got some games, train stuff, and .
lots of Legos. They loved the Legos most of all and were so excited to play with them that it was difficult to get them to the table to eat dinner-which was surprising because it's one of their favorite meals AND we had REAL sour cream imported from America to put on top (a vey special treat around here).
After we finally got them to eat dinner, the boys put together a plate of cookies for Santa and some carrots for his reindeer. Owen wrote a letter to Santa telling him that he wanted a "remote controlled boat that goes in the water with batteries" and that Oliver wanted an orange scooter. The note is awesome because it is all phonetically spelled out and written by Owen himself. Something I will treasure for years to come.
Christmas morning was filled with excitement. The boys were thrilled with their Santa gifts. Owen got his boat, of course, but he was more excited about a little wind up robot and an old-fashioned rocket ship. Oliver was very please with his scooter, but was pretty excited about his tool set too. They both got a set of art supplies too which made them quite happy. Thanks, Santa!
After presents, the boys went down to the pool to test out the boat and a squirt gun. Then we went out for a nice brunch at Blu. Blu is located at Riverside, which has some very lovely grounds, so after we ate, we took some nice pictures of the kids.
The boys' shirts in these pictures were made just for them by Masto Designs. They got to pick their own fabric! I would like to note that I think Owen looks way too grown up in these pictures.
And we leave for Krabi, Thailand in less than 48 hours...