Stockings are one of my favorite parts of Christmas. Getting Jace to pull things out of his stocking was a bit of a challenge. He liked to pick up one item, then hand it to either Adam or me, then wait to see what we were going to do with it. He didn’t want to get the next item out until he’d fully appreciated each item individually. Jace got a green wind-up frog that hops around on the floor. He was pretty entertained (so was Claire!).
Eventually we started opening presents from under the tree. I’m guessing next year will be the year when Jace wants to go crazy and just tear into everything. This year, his unwrapping style was very refined. He did like tearing bows off of items, but when it came to the wrapping paper, he was very mellow. And he didn’t like the idea of paper being strewn all over the floor. In fact, he carefully picked up all scraps of paper before opening the next present. Every single time.
Carefully Unwrapping the Presents – video
Jace got some great new toys! We really liked the wrapping on this item (the note says “sort of wrapped, but still able to breathe”). And in true toddler fashion, Jace was often more interested in the empty boxes than the items they contained.
After the nap, Jace was ready for more toys. Most of his new presents have buttons, which is a huge hit! He even got an electric toothbrush – with a huge red “spin” button. I’m not sure if he was brushing his teeth or using the toothbrush as a teething ring, but he sure liked chewing on it….
After we’d opened (almost) all the presents, we started playing with bows. I stuck a red bow on Jace’s head. Then I stuck a tiny red bow on my nose. Jace has a thing about noses. He finds them hilarious. And apparently having a bow on your nose is just about the funniest thing ever! In the video you can clearly tell when the bow falls off my nose. Jace stops laughing and his eyes track the bow all the way to the ground. I got the bow back, and he was happy again, but I stopped the video. He laughed about the bow on my nose for a good five minutes. He’s so funny!
Laughing on Christmas Day – video