Our Christmas festivities began after Thanksgiving when Colin was cast to play baby Jesus for our stake's live nativity. He cried a little, he smiled, he squirmed, he stared up towards the heavens with a peaceful look on his face. This kid is a natural--I think we have a real actor on our hands.
He also played baby Jesus for a little program at the elementary school where my MIL works. Afterward, a woman walked up to me and said how great it was he was able to do something like this that is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Yeah right! He got to do it twice :)
|The whole cast of 3rd graders|
|Baby Jesus in the manger |
(complete with "baby's 1st Christmas" outfit)
Colin also got to sit on Santa's lap twice (we don't do anything halfway). First at a Christmas party at the Weights' house, and again at our church Christmas party.
|Matt told Santa we wanted a house with no mortgage for Christmas. |
I can't figure out why he didn't deliver on that one...
And of course, Christmas Day. Colin generally doesn't get up for the day until 9 or 10, so we weren't planning on waking up very early to open presents. But when he woke up at 7:30, Matt claims Colin was too excited to go back to sleep, so we all got up then.
I can't believe this is the only picture we took (well, at least the only pose. We took a lot of pictures but he was moving in all of them...). This kid definitely had the most presents under the tree. Thanks for everyone who sent him one. He loved all of them!
Although a week late, we hope you all had a great Christmas. And now, more appropriately, a happy New Year!