When Aidan showed no signs of waking soon, we went in to wake him up. "It's not Christmas," he said. "Christmas is in the pond." I think he was still quite sleepy :-)
Next we sat on our bed to read the Christmas story and pray to say Happy Birthday to Jesus. Funniest story ever! Went kinda like this:
It started out pretty normally until we got to the shepherds - then it kind of went downhill from there...
Jonathan: So the shepherds were out taking care of their sheep at night. Then the angel appeared to them. Do you think you would be afraid if it was dark and a bright shiny angel appeared?
Eóin: No. Sometimes it is dark in my room and a light comes, but it is just a car.
Aidan: I think Jesus was driving the car.
Jonathan: The angel told him not to be afraid but to go see Jesus lying in a manger.
Aidan: He has birthday cake because it's his birthday (not really part of the story, but he got the birthday bit down at least :-)
Jonathan: finishes the story with some more funny interjections. I wish I wrote them down sooner because they were hilarious but these were the ones I could remember.
Anyway - then we went and opened presents, went to church and then over to the Stanley's for dinner and presents there. A lovely Christmas Day :-)
|Christmas Story Time|
|Finding presents. This is Eóin's thinking face. Aidan half dressed from the day before...oh well :-)|
|Eóin asked for a train|
|Aidan asked Santa for chocolate - so voila :-)|
|Sweet Christmas Gift|
|Aidan opening Eóin's present - sly little monkey!|
|Eóin making his first real lego!|
|sweet matching cousins :-)|