We landed on Christmas Eve day, and Mom and Dad picked us up at the airport. I was so glad it was cold–it felt like winter! At home in Fairmont, Grandpa transformed Silas into Mountain Man by letting him wear the bear tooth necklace. The next day, Dad even built Silas a teepee out of hickory sticks, quilts, and a bear skin.
Silas was our main entertainment on Christmas morning. He enthusiastically exclaimed over each present. He did a good job learning how to hold the tiny violin Grandpa gave him and Cooper. Grandpa also made Silas a Native American headdress.
After opening our presents, we gathered for some singing and reading of the Christmas story and other readings. Aunt Rebekah helped Silas play along on the autoharp. Silas also sang “Silent Night” for everyone, with a lot of coaxing from Mommy and Daddy.