We hope everyone had a delightful Christmas!
At our house we took all day (and into the next morning) to open gifts. This will get a little shorter over the years, but is keeping with tradition on my side of the family. The Layton's always took turns opening gifts and took time with most gifts to discuss/explore the present before moving on, so even on the smallest of Christmases opening presents often went past noon. Gareth now gets pretty excited whenever we ask if he wants to open a present. We'll see if he remembers what that means when his birthday comes around.
We also enjoyed talking with both of our families, knowing that Ryan passed both of his classes this past semester, watching movies, and eating a delicious non-traditional holiday meal. Neither of us are big ham people and we'd just had turkey, so we decided to make chicken with asparagus in a white wine sauce (sans the white wine).
For Christmas pictures, go here.
I know the feeling of out of tune instruments. Hopefully his ear won't be taught incorrectly, so as to never understand the principle of equal divisions of the octave (intervals). I guess you could try and cut the low "C" ever so slightly to get it back in tune.
Yay! I'm glad you have so many pictures. Looks like you guys had a fabulous time, even if it was drawn out! Love you!
The "C" is actually sharp I believe, which would mean it would need to be slightly lengthened. It's simply the lower of the two "Cs" that is out of tune, hence why I called it the "low C" - sorry for the confusion!
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