While we are on the topic of Christmas . . . . this year was so much fun. I mentioned wanting to take it easy with the whole Santa thing. After a couple of weeks Henry, on his own, stopped asking if it was pretend. He just started to believe. Oh, he believes and it is the sweetest thing in the whole world. And, in the same way that I didn't want to go out of my way to make him think there was a Santa, I just couldn't bring myself to tell him he wasn't real. I just let him dream. He was so excited on Christmas morning. We hid in the doorway and watched him run out of his room. His face was priceless. He immediately yelled "santa brought me presents." I just leaned down and gave him the biggest hug and said "yes Henry, he did."
And Alex, sweet spunky Alex. He was so overwhelmed he couldn't decided what to do. He was up and down and all over the place. Babbling about all kinds of funny things. He adored his trains. He just kept saying 'Choo Choo.' He also kept insisting it was Halloween. For the most part the boys played so well together over the holiday. I have so many photos of them laughing and playing together. It makes my heart swell. I am so glad Alex joined our lives. And more and more, I am really happy they are so close in age. Especially since we don't have family close, I was glad that Henry had Alex is play with.
I hope all of you had a magical holiday.
PS. This December marked our 10 year dating anniversary. We've been a couple for a decade. On our first date, we went to Rock City to see the Christmas lights. I know it is cheesy but it just feels romantic to me. We managed to take the boys on Sunday night. It was the first time we've been in a couple of years. I had this vision of posting a photo of us now (with the boys) and then. But we have two very active children. When we finally wrangled the children enough for a family photo the poor guy who we asked to take it was technologically challenged. So, no family picture. But, we went and it was lovely. It was still romantic, in a totally different yet equally awesome way.