This year we stayed home for Christmas and were treated with a rare snow storm, a visit from our local fire station (they had to break into our neighbor's home to check on a smoke detector continuously sounding) and enough new books to last us...well at least a few months. We tried to keep the presents to a minimum, but before we knew it we had stacks and stacks of new books to give Jasper. On Christmas morning, Jasper opened up one book called Maps. He promptly sat down and devoured it. It was a good reminder that he would have been perfectly content with just the one book. After homemade cinnamon rolls and a walk around our neighborhood we headed over to my parent's home for more spoiling and more amazing food. My parents always make Jasper feel like a million bucks and if you asked him every time he goes over there it feels like Christmas.
This year it was all about education from Usborne's Questions and Answers about Science and Maps book to his very own cooking utensils, gem crayons and a fire truck ornament for good measure. However, I am the first to admit we spoil Jasper all year long.
Santa got creative this year and left a note entirely made of royal icing. He used the excuse of not being able to find a pen and pad, but I think Santa had more fun writing it than Jasper did reading it.
Aside from his firefighter dress up kit he received from his uncle, this book entitled Maps was the star of Christmas morning.
Jasper was very pleased to see these photos of himself for Cameron's new Artifact Uprising wall calendar. It is a good reminder that I am doing him a disservice by not printing out more photos for him to enjoy looking at rather than scrolling through my phone.
Making certain he got it all.
Jasper greeted the firefighters ready to help with his own ax.
Once at my parent's home it was a snowy bike ride, a little sledding and loads of thoughtful gifts and yummy food.