Today we were preparing to go out Christmas shopping and I thought we might take the boys to have their picture made with Santa. I said "Landon, What do you want for Christmas this year?" and he quickly answered "a happy heart" and just went on about his business. Of course, my heart just melted and I realized that he is far ahead of most of the adults (me included) running around buying up toys and games and everything we think will make kids "happy." He is just so content to spend a day at home reading books or doing a puzzle and loves snuggling up on the couch.
He and Cameron did sit on Santa's lap today and when Santa asked Landon what he wanted for Christmas he said "A candy cane" and when asked if their was anything else he said "A chocolate treat." Shane tells Landon all the time that he is Santa so Shane said that should be easy enough.
Landon sang in his first Christmas Program on Friday and Shane and I were just beaming! I felt like I couln't wipe the huge smile off of my face. He immediately looked for us when his class stepped up on the stage and when we waved and smiled he seemed to feel reasuured like "Yeah, I can do this!" He sang out on all the songs and waved his arms back and forth so cute! He had antlers and a bright shiny nose! His class sang three songs and then they came back at the end and sang 6 more songs. I was so impressed that they were able to hold up through so many. The teachers of course have been working with them for some time and were beaming as well!
It is hard to believe but our "Little Landon" is now 4 years old!!! His party was so much fun with friends and family sharing in his special day! He was so excited and even allowed his Buddy, Carson, to help him with the gifts by handing him the gifts to open. It was hilarious watching them work as it was like and assembly line for opening gifts. They actually worked very well together and wasted no time at all! My only dilemma at the end was to find out who gave Landon the first hot wheel race track so that I can send a thank you when I get the time~ Ha! Cameron enjoyed the party too and was even able to get a nap in when Aunt Lyss held him. It was a nice time and Landon was very thankful for his new toys and hasn't stopped playing with them. It feels like we have already had Christmas at our house and we are only half way through December.