Grandma Cindy and Grandpa Don flew to DC from Ohio to celebrate Christmas with us. We like to travel, but it’s always fun to have family here for the holidays too.
The first few days of their visit were busy with holiday preparations. Noah helped Grandma Cindy and Grandpa Don make nut rolls. Mmmm! He loved rolling the dough.
Noah also got in the Christmas spirit by building a gingerbread train with Grandma Cindy. And yes, some parts of the train were edible!
On Christmas Eve we went to Old Town Alexandria. We stopped by the big Christmas tree in front of City Hall. Smile!
Then we went to the Christmas Eve service at our church.
When we got home, we took a few photos in front of our Christmas tree before we got in our pajamas. We clean up well, right? Ha.
On Christmas morning we opened our stockings from Santa and presents from our families. This was definitely the Christmas for Legos – so many Legos! Noah also got books, magnetic blocks, trains, a trolley, a truck and board games. Lucky kid!
One of Noah’s favorite presents was the Lego Amtrak train that Ryan constructed ahead of time. Ryan didn’t have instructions to follow, just his imagination and a lot of help from random Lego sellers on the internet. Ha. It’s pretty awesome – check it out!
Here’s a short video of Noah’s new Lego Amtrak train in motion.
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Oh, and don’t worry, the big kids got some cool stuff too! Ha.
After we opened all of our presents, we enjoyed a huge Christmas dinner – and we were stuffed!
We had a wonderful Christmas, and we hope you did too! Stay tuned to read more about Grandma Cindy and Grandpa Don’s visit – there’s much more to share! And since we still have our Christmas tree up, we’re not really that behind with holiday posts, right? Ha.