Christmas Eve we went to lunch with my dad and Leanne at Mimi's Cafe. The food was pretty darned good. I'm not sure how often we'll go back, but it was a nice change from the same old, same old. After lunch, we spent some time at their house and exchanged gifts.
Their gift to Alyx was a crisp, new 50 dollar bill. Of course, he really had no concept of what $50 is. He just knew he had real money with which to buy some toys! Naturally, we went straight to Target after leaving dad's. He got a very cool triceratops and truck thingy. Happy boy. Oh yeah, Anthony & I got a bit O' cash as well. Anthony spent his on the Serenity and Brother's Grimm dvds and I spent mine on new boots!
After the newness had worn off on Alyx's new dinogear, he begged and begged to "open just one more present". We finally gave in and let him open them all. We figured with Santa gifts, a gift exchange with the neighbor boys and my family's gift exchange the next day it might not be a bad idea to spread the love, so to speak. That way he wouldn't be so overwhelmed all at once.
Ah well, enough blather....here's the link. Pics