I found THIS POST with THESE ticket images and decided to have a little fun for the boys to enjoy the night we watched The Polar Express. They each got a ticket with their name on it and a silver jingle bell in preparation for watching the movie. So fun. I used to do this when I was a teacher for my students too.
Cooper got to open his Christmas present from A, A, and A on this night, as it was matching PJs and slippers...so he and Andrew could be cute little matching cousins. So cute.
However, he was exhausted, hadn't napped in days, and was pretty much at the end of his manner rope. He was not the most gracious gift receiver this evening. Thanks goodness none of us took it to heart. We have some understanding sisters and brothers. It was like pulling teeth trying to get those pjs on him, and we settled for his favorite (wear them everyday and nick name them Slippies) slippers that we had brought. And all began to look up. Sometimes a momentary breakdown leads to the most joyous attitude. Crazy.
By the end of the movie, those slippers were on his feet after his prompting, and he woke up the next morning, Christmas Eve, telling his Auntie A how cute his new pjs were. Go figure.
Love these little buddies, and loved this time with our family.
Oh and don't worry, we didn't forget the hot, hot, hot, HOT chocolate.
Although this picture doesn't shout photography at its finest, it is a quick iPhone shot that will have to do.