My parents gave us a book of them reading (it has a recording in it) The Night Before Christmas. Joshua LOVES it, though it is a little temperamental sometimes. He asks "Read a Christmas book a grandma and grandpa?" (Note: the word "a" in Joshua languages gets put wherever there is a need for a filler word, like "a", "the", "with", "to" etc--So this sentence means, "Can I read the Christmas book with Grandma and Grandpa?")
We are trying to get in the Christmas spirit around here, even though it is hard when the sun is shining and I don't even have to wear a coat outside! Last weekend Justin's brother Zach was in town for a race and we got to hang out with him. We went downtown to the Mission Inn (yes, like the tortilla chips...see, Riverside IS famous for SOMETHING!) where they have a huge light display and some fun Christmas-y things. We had a blast with Uncle Zach!