posted Jan 25, 2012, 5:22 PM by Alison Roedel
We had a great Christmas this year.  On Christmas Eve, we spent the day letting Ryland open a gift and take the time to play with it before opening another one.  He seemed to really enjoy taking time to "get to know" all his new toys and books like that.  In the evening, Mark attended the Christmas Eve service at church while Alison and Ryland were involved in the childcare during the program.  Christmas morning, Ryland got to empty his stocking before we all got ready for Sunday morning church.  He got a good afternoon nap, then we met with another family at a local nursing home to deliver homemade cards, ornaments, and cookies to the residents there.  Ryland was cooperative with handing things to people when we asked him to, but he spent most of the time in Daddy's arms and was very quiet the entire time.  On Monday morning, we headed to Grandma's and Grandpa's house to spend a few days with family (and open more gifts!).  We took a lot of pictures as always, so enjoy!