Yep - this is what Christmas is like for a 4 year old! I think this picture pretty much sums it up!
Holy cow - I could post literally dozens of pictures of Christmas! It was so awesome, and Tyler had such a great time this year (and we did too!) because he actually BELIEVED in Santa! Santa ate the cookies we left out for him, and for some reason we had to leave cheese out too (I don't know where that came from!), and he drank some milk. It was so cute!
Tyler was thrilled that Santa brought him the "orange truck" that he had been wanting since about September. That was his highlight of his Christmas at home, and still he plays with that truck almost all day long, and if he isn't playing with it, Connor is!
Connor on the other hand, didn't understand the whole Christmas thing, and being diagnosed with an ear infection on Christmas eve is why he was not himself for a couple of days.
Connor got some awesome gifts too. His favorites are his trucks, and his Elmo. My parents got him an Elmo that will pretty much do everything, including, pretty much have a conversation with you - so he usually puts Elmo in his truck, and pushes him around!
I did catch a unique picture though. In the shot below, we had just finished opening our presents about 1 hour earlier. (And yes, I am aware that our living room looks like a toy store threw up in it - I've resigned myself to that fact that it is going to look that way for YEARS!) Tyler is happily playing with his new orange truck in the background - but Connor has devised himself a toy. That, my friends, is a bucket turned upside down, a ball, and one of the tubes for the vacuum cleaner that he is using as a bat. Yep - he made himself a t-ball game, right in our living room. This provided him with entertainment for about 15 minutes! Next year, I will remember - just take a box and walk around the house putting random things in it - and Connor would be thrilled!
UPDATE ON JASON:
Jason was admitted to the Children's Hospital on December 23rd, had surgery to implant his port on the 24th, had CT scans and transfusions on the 25th, and started his Chemotherapy on the 26th. It sounds like he had been a little sick, but otherwise doing well, until today. He now has an intestinal infection that has him in isolation (so he can have no visitors for at least a week), and his liver isn't functioning well.
Keep Jason and his family in your prayers.