I think Esme had a pretty good idea about Christmas this time around, and she really did enjoy herself. She had such a good time up there this morning I found myself being pulled by the pantsleg back up for another playtime this afternoon.
Grandma had decorated a pretty red and gold Christmas tree, and Esme wanted to help her go through the box of 'pretties.' And she understood what presents were and supervised everyone opening them. She did have an interesting 'ooooh!' look on her face when she opened the cars and frogs she had seen before. The socks were a happy - and then Grandma gave her a zhu zhu hamster (which she admittedly is a little scared of, but interested) and a table with 2 chairs that she can DRAW on ... (seriously cool in Esme world). Thank you Grandma and Grandpa!
p.s.: I almost forgot to mention - Grandma and Grandpa also got us the 'Best of the Electric Company' on DVD. We had been Netflixing it in and Esme had loved it. "Something to watch other than Shaun!", Mark said. I actually fell asleep last night before Esme (who napped from 5 to 7), she was still up dancing and shouting to the people on the screen when I crashed.