On Christmas morning, Knox woke up around 7:30, and I took a picture of his cute bed-head in his Christmas pajamas and sent it to Trevor- I knew he’d be missing his boy at work!
We ate a quick breakfast, then headed over to my mom and stepdad’s house. My mom called for our ETA because she wanted to capture Knox’s reaction to his “big” present right as he walked in. Sure enough, we were greeted by a crowd of paparazzi right at the door! Luckily, it was worth it- he was absolutely thrilled to his see his life-sized black lab dog!
Can’t you just feel the joy radiating off of him? When we were crib shopping for Brody, Knox saw this dog in the baby store and freaked out- he tried his darnedest to drag it around the store with him. I told my mom about it, and she had to go get it for him for Christmas. I wish so hard I had filmed his reaction! He squealed, danced and talked like crazy for about 15 minutes about it.
After he calmed down, we sat down and started to open presents. By that point, Knox knew the drill! He had quite a pile to get through, too, so it’s a good thing he was pretty efficient.
He was very excited to see Rock ‘n Roll Elmo! For the record, it is MUCH less irritating than Chicken Dance Elmo!
I helped him open the rest of his gifts- he also got some adorable clothes, a Little People Fire Station and a dashboard (with steering wheel for realistic driving). After Knox was finished, I moved on to Brody’s gifts, then mine- I didn’t see much of anyone else opening their gifts because I was so busy with the boys’ presents! Brody got lots of sweet clothes, a couple stuffed animals and also the baby monitor we needed, which was amazing- thanks, Mom! My mom gave Trevor and I some gift cards (you really miss shopping when you’re on a stiff budget, so we love to get them!!), some clothes and she gave me a pretty cross ring that I love. We bagged up Trevor’s gifts so he could open them when he got home the next day. We definitely got spoiled!
Knox had a fabulous time playing with the piano.
He was so funny to watch because he really thought he was playing a song and took his playing so seriously- my brother filmed this video, which cracks me up at the end when he finishes his song with a few higher notes, ha ha! I literally laugh every single time I watch it- I think he will grow up to play some sort of instrument, for sure.
The highlight of the morning for Knox, though, was his strawberry Ring Pop. He really never has candy, so he was pumped to eat this thing and sucked it down to nothing in no time!
He also found a brand new box of Nilla Wafers in my mom’s cabinet and helped himself to opening them!
We stayed for a very good lunch, and my mom sent us home with more food and tons of dessert. Knox took a short nap, then it was off to the fire station to visit Trevor. Trevor got temporarily relocated to a new station (only for a month or so longer), so it was our first time seeing it. Trevor showed Knox around the bay where they keep all of the fire trucks, and shockingly (or not), Knox was quite pleased to get to touch every single truck he saw! This station has a lot more trucks than Trevor’s normal station because they’re in charge of Haz-Mat (hazardous materials clean-up) in this area, too.
Trevor let Knox “drive” the big fire engine and even turned on the lights for him. He liked it, just a little bit.
After visiting Trevor, we headed home to eat dinner and relax after such a busy day. I don’t let Knox watch much TV at all any more (maybe 20 minutes a day while I get ready), but since it was a holiday, we splurged and watched his new DVD of “The Princess and the Frog,” which is inexplicably one of his absolute favorite movies.
It was a great, and super busy, day, and it was great to get to spend time with my family since I couldn’t be with Trevor all day long.
Monday we managed to pack up all of the Christmas decorations and get the house almost totally back in order. With the influx of new toys, I also went through all of Knox’s old toys and pulled a lot of things out to donate. I have decided to do this yearly after Christmas! I filled up an entire trash bag with toys and also took a few large stand-up toys, as well. I feel like we have a little bit more space, now!
Well, if you made it to the end of this post, good job! That was pretty long-winded, but I want to make sure to remember all of the little details from the day. I hope you guys had a great Christmas, too!
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