I am happy to hear that you and your two blessings from last Christmas are all set to have a glorious Holiday this year. One of the greatest things about this forum is that it is frequented by those lucky few of us that have the ability to view Christmas with the eyes of a child.
Two of my favorite quotes about children
I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring. ~Liz Armbruster
While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about. ~Angela Schwindt
'I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future!' Scrooge repeated, as he scrambled out of bed. 'The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. Oh, Jacob Marley! Heaven, and the Christmas Time be praised for this! I say it on my knees, old Jacob, on my knees!' (Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol)