Here’s the obligatory post-Christmas photo recap.
I was mesmerized by the light in Henry’s eyes this year.
He seemed to wake up on Christmas morning having grown another inch and aged another 6 months… overnight.
This was on Christmas Eve, just before going upstairs with me and Jason to read The Night Before Christmas. He was saying goodbye to Watkins, the elf, and was getting rather sad. He took Watkins over to his stocking to leave him for Santa and whispered something to him. I’m not sure what he said, but the sadness on his face made me sad, too.
Upon running into the living room to see what Santa left. “Magic happened” eyes.
Oh, a BB gun… from Daddy. Look at that stare! “OH MY GOSH, THIS IS MINE” eyes!
He got a new bike (thank goodness) from Mammaw. His other one was half this size and he LOVED it. His new one is slime green and totally awesome! Excited eyes!
Nerf Tag with Rock. He got shot in the chest! Laughing eyes!
Trying to be sneaky. Bright-eyed boy!
Loving his new skateboard. Though that’s about all he knows how to do with it right now. Pretty sure those eyes are going to be rolling at me soon when I try to take a picture of him, though.
It was a great Christmas. Santa brought a few well-chosen gifts, the grandparents brought a few well-chosen gifts and it made for a very happy and very grateful family.
Now to clean up this mess and think about what my goals for 2012 are going to be!
One of them is to figure out how to capture the twinkle in his eyes more!