What a great Christmas day we had. We are striving to keep the focus on the birth of our Savior and as our pastor preached this morning, we are truly stuck in the middle. Stuck in the middle of this world and heaven. Where we place our hope determines how we live today. And today I pray we live for our Lord and be truly encouraged by the fact that He came as a baby to be our redeemer and allow us to have a relationship with our Father.
So we do gifts for Fulton but they are from Mommy and Daddy and we talk about how we give gifts because Jesus came as the greatest gift we could ever receive. But this little guy was excited because he rode a scooter at a friends house recently and loved it. So we knew he would enjoy one. Since it's been raining so much he has actually been riding in the house. Love it!
Merry Christmas from the Howards. Had to try out our hats one more time before storing them away.
Fulton picked out this tie by himself for daddy. Here's the precious part. That same night at the dinner table Fulton said to Matt "We bought you a tie today." No more secrets with this little guy.
We don't go overboard for Christmas and thought we had everything we were planning to get for this little guy. Then anytime someone would ask him, what do you want for Christmas? He would say--Thomas the Train. So, we made one more trip to the store and found him a little
travel track for his trains.
It's all about practicality around here. Nothing like a good ole headlamp. By the way, Pop and KK got Fulton a matching headlamp. It's the little things that excite this boy.
After we had some time with just the three of us, the rest of the family came over for breakfast. Fulton was so excited when Grandma came because he wanted to show her how to play a new game he got from Grandma Janet.
We started doing the whole breakfast thing a few years ago and I am so glad we did. It was delicious. We made pancakes, breakfast casserole, bacon, sausage, cheese grits, scrambled eggs, and fruit. We were stuffed.
Have I mentioned Fulton's love language?? Not that we have given him the assessment, but I believe his love language is truly quality time. He loves when people sit down and just spend time with him. His tank was full having all our family over for the day.
I mentioned we don't go overboard on Christmas, but my family doesn't always abide by the rules. Fulton was introduced to the etch-a-sketch and has created some serious masterpieces
since opening it.
We were so glad that dad went and got Grandma to spend the day with us. I think she was worn out from the festivities, but we loved having her over.
Kiki and Pete are too sweet to this little guy too!!
No more stealing our phones to take pictures. We have our own family photographer now.
Our sweet little family.
Everyone headed home mid afternoon and this guy took a three hour nap. After he woke up we made some sweet treats for Jesus's birthday and delivered them to the firemen close by. What a beautiful day celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior.