Christmas this year was a little more interesting to Josiah, but he still doesn't quite get the whole unwrapping presents deal. I unwrapped most of his presents and it was his job to attempt to play with all the toys at once!
I had found this little Fischer Price train set at a garage sale (which until now thought was Thomas the train, but wasn't) back when I was pregnant and decided we would give it to him this year. It is a little bit above his level as he would have preferred to push the train along himself then to see it chug, chug along by itself. Still though, he enjoyed it I think and will appreciate it more in the future as well I am sure. We also got him these little playground-type balls (that are his size) and when he saw them he had to say, "Ball" and throw every single one (he got 4). We also got him some new bath toys as well since he was getting tired of his bath letters and Sesame Street characters. He now has a boat with fish and a fishing pole to play with.
On the eve of Christmas Eve, we spent the day with my parents and my brother and his wife. We all exchanged gifts at that time too, which was fun. Katie & Brent got Josiah some musical instruments (a drum & maracas) and a Thomas the train engine that makes sounds when you scoot it on the ground. This toy won the award for the most played with that day followed closely by the sorting book that my parent's gave him. Grandma and Grandpa got Josiah the neat school bus toy as his main gift (see previous post).
Most of all though, it was a joy to be together with family to celebrate the birth of Christ. Though it is pretty clear Jesus wasn't really born December 25th, we are glad there is a designated time to remember the most wonderful gift to us ALL in that tiny babe in the manger.