Finn is 4!
6:30 am (12/25/2010): We hear that the natives are becoming restless upstairs and light the birthday ring.
7:00 am: Finn, our Christmas baby, listens to us sing "happy birthday", drinks his milky coffee, and tries, mostly failing, to eat his birthday breakfast in his excitement.
7:15 am: He could tell by feeling the wrapping bags which present he wanted to open first: vintage Tonka!
7:18 am: He's also excited about his new Stockmar watercolors, complete with painting board and glass jars!
7:35 am: Shortly after Finn's birthday present opening, the kids are ready to move on to Christmas. As expected, Finn is absolutely thrilled about his car quilt.
7:40 am: He also received some other cool gifts.
7:30-7:50 am: He even let his siblings participate. The doll bed was a huge hit, as was the dark-blue-but-not-navy beret.
Everyone received some great clothes and books.
And the big boys loved their slippers!
10:00 am: After all the present opening was finished, we packed up the family and headed to my grandmother's house for Christmas brunch.
10:30 am: Finn's on his third biscuit with Granny's famous strawberry jam.
11:00 am: We get our first decent (as in everyone looking the same direction and mostly smiling) family photo in years.
1:00 pm: We return home to a dusting of snow. Paulie drags Finn around the yard.
5:00 pm: Finn is excited to try out his new paints.
5:15 pm: He makes 2 beautiful masterpieces that mommy can't wait to make into cards or something...we'll see. :)
Thus endeth the Christmas baby's birthday. For everyone who asks me what we handle the birthday celebration of a Christmas baby, now you know!