Home again for Christmas this year. We celebrated with our new Makakilo friends.
Pearce's friends wait for him. Left: Camrin, Braiden, Max, and Kaleb.
Last chance for Pearce to remind Santa about how good he was and that he really wants a Batman Cave.
We were lucky enough to be invited to the Koch's home for Christmas Eve, where PP played on their inflatable jump house, bashed a pinata, and decorated cookies for Santa. Pearce had a hard time getting past the taste-test phase of cookie decorating.
And it passed as yummy.
I hung up our stockings at the bottom of our staircase with care. I looked for Christmas garland and came up with nothing. Hawaii doesn't have many options for Christmas decor. At least, that I've found. If any of you know of a spot, let me know. Pearce also set out cookies and milk along with a note for Santa. Notice Pearce's continued concern that Santa will break one of our cardinal house rules and leave the door open. He was also so confident he'd get his desired Batman cave that he thanked Santa as if it was already a slam dunk.
Christmas morning Santa left only crumbs and an empty glass with a little note to Pearce.
And of course gifts.
Pearce's reaction to Santa's surprises. A very typical Pearce reaction, which means a reaction nobody could predict.
Pearce got a "toy in his butt!"
Pearce's confidence in his Batman Cave wish came true. He must have read "The Secret."
So many super heros. Hey, it's not spoiling when the little man actually deserves it. If there is a more well behaved 3-yr-old I haven't met him. And he's fun, cute, and smart all at the same time.
My favorite gift from Santa was an Amazon Kindle. I must have been a good girl or kissing Santa gets rewarded.
Eric and Pearce dueled it out with their new light sabers. For about an hour. Eric tried to act bored a few times, but we all know he was more excited to be wielding a light saber than Pearce.
I made creme bruele strawberry french toast for our Christmas brunch. And Superman came to visit. He didn't take it off until we left in the afternoon.
For the rest of the afternoon we went to see Avatar in 3D. Eric's friend and co-worker, Mike, joined us for the movie and for dinner. Does that mean we're dating?
Eric and Pearce ready. Mike must be out getting candy.
Christmas dinner at the famous D.K. Steak House in Waikiki. The food is amazing, but best of all, they cook and clean it up. We didn't have to spend a minute, let alone the entire day, in the kitchen, freeing us up to enjoy each other and the spirit of the day. The best Christmas gift of all.
Pearce passed out with his Ellie and Batman.