Papa set up the old train track to keep the boys occupied during the days - we pretty much didn't see them for except when they needed to surface for food.
Elves party music and dancing...
Important notes and goodies for Santa, tracking progress on NORAD, and lots of wiggles waiting for the big day.
Santa brought Josh a Fire Station (doll house) with police and fire figures, including their canine sidekicks.
Actually, I'm thrilled with how much these Lego Star Wars books have gotten Owen reading. He wants to learn the names of all the figures and realized that he could sound them out himself, without waiting on an adult to become available. Ah, the world of reading!
Then, it was off to the Maxwells and a full, full house of good food and good company. Josh was happy to offer a helping hand to anyone that seemed a little slow in opening the presents.We all were delighted with baby second-cousin Delilah, who has to be the most mellow baby we have ever encountered. The boys thought she was a hoot. We all got some good contact time with Kate, while she was pondering the next steps in her life journey (January brought her some clarity and a move to Anchorage, where she seems to be thriving).