Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I think Ben is a fan of Christmas. I try to imagine things through his eyes and these last few days his look of confusion pretty much summed him up. He is not very materialistic, we found as he did not show much interest in opening gifts. he certainly enjoyed the extra smiles and attention that came his way from doting extended family members (his mom and dad enjoy opening his presents, of which were in no short supply)! Some of the gifts that he particularly enjoyed was a dancing stuffed tree that sings and lights up. Lots of beautiful new clothes (okay those were mostly for his mom, Ben really prefers to be naked!) a firetruck toy, teethers, books and lots of stuffed animals.
Around October J and I decided to only spend a maximum of $40.00 on each of us for Christmas. We really don't need or want much and we don't want to make Christmas about the presents in our family. We decided that we will start a tradition with Ben to give 3 gifts like the wise men gave baby Jesus... if that was good enough for Jesus that is good enough for Ben right?! Well it seams we are a little more materialistic than we care to admit and don't follow rules very well at all. I got a beautiful new laptop computer from J and B... J got an X box 360 (that is the newest game console that he wanted soooo badly and was about 1o times the agreed upon cost..whoops!) and B got a Jumperoo ( a jumping apparatus and a must have for the under 6 month crowd...also no where close to $40.00!) Regardless of gifts however (that we are all thrilled with of course!) we are mostly blessed to all be healthy, loved and happy! (that makes me sound a lot less materialistic right!!!)