It is the day before the day before Christmas. The boys are in matching lego Star Wars jammies playing lego Star Wars on the Wii. They were down stairs playing even before Shawn and I woke. When I came down stairs there they were, snuggled right up next to each other. I mean, they had an entire couch and they were sharing one cushioned section. It was...spectacular! Just 4 days into Christmas break and let me be clear, they have fought like cats and dogs. They've also played together and laughed and ran around swinging their light sabers like pros. We've had McDonald's twice for lunch this week - don't judge, they have a play area and we NEEDED that. The had a playdate with Carissa's kiddos at Treehouse Discovery. We had a mini-Christmas gathering with their pals Jackson George and Allie, which also culminated in an epic light saber battle (and a rousing rendition of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" played by JG on the piano - stellar!)! We've been to the library and Starbucks storytime and the ever-so-exciting grocery store (free cookie!)! We've decorated cookies and made snow flakes and looked at Christmas lights and hunted for our elf, Fortnum, who hides around our house every morning and leads the boys on a hide-and-seek mission. Overall, well, its just been plain fun. They miss each other when Jackson is at school full time. I miss them together when Jackson is at school. Christmas break has been a great chance for them to get reacquainted with each other. Sure, they fight and argue and usually someone gets hurt (Holden), but at the end of the day they are THE best of friends...when they aren't fighting over who gets to be Anakin Skywalker on the Wii.