The day finally arrived to much excitement from mommy and daddy :o)
We managed to get Jared past the playroom door without him seeing the presents so that we could give him breakfast first, since we knew we probably wouldn't get him away from the new toys once he saw them. He is incredibly observant though and did spot the "doggie" in his stocking hanging on the fireplace.
After breakfast we took him and showed him all the presents. He was quite overwhelmed to start with and not quite sure where to start or what to do. He got into the swing of things really quickly though. It was really nice though that he would open a present and then spend time playing with it. He never rushed off to open something else, in fact, we had to try and prise the stuff out of his hands to give him something else to open. (I am sure that come next Christmas things will be much different though ha ha!!) Eventually we decided to leave him with each toy until he had had a chance to have a good look and play and only then to encourage him open the next thing. So present opening took a looooong time which was actually really special.
After getting through all the presents we sat down to a yummy lunch and then we all had a nice long afternoon sleep. How's that for a wonderfully relaxing Christmas Day! After our battery recharge we were all ready to go another round and spent the rest of the day playing with all the new toys. I think Hannes and I had just as much fun as Jared did today. Children are a wonderful excuse to behave like a child yourself. To say we are having fun being parents is an understatement :o)
Here are a few of the pics taken over the course of the day. It was a tough choice, we took 274 photos in total. WOW!!! These aren't all the toys he got, I ran out of space to post everything.
Breakfast before presents
His stocking on the fireplace
His first look at all the stuff that wasn't there yesterday!
His new drum and instruments. They are all sorts of insects. The drumsticks are centipedes.
I don't think he could believe his eyes when he opened Barney.
His new talking bear
Kisses for the bear. He is so affectionate that even the centipedes got kisses. Adorable!
Shrieking because we were all throwing balls at each other.
Saying "oh no"! Everything that does not meet his approval is met with this phrase and matching face.
I'm tired of eating now, can we go and find more presents rather peese?
Teehee!!! That was funny!