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Merry Christmas to All!

25 Dec


Miss H has been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Santa for weeks! Last night, we put out special cookies for Santa and all the reindeer and she collapsed pretty quickly.

This morning, I thought she was going to fall back asleep but then suddenly it clicked that Santa had finally been to visit. She was so excited to see what he had left and each item she saw was more exciting than the previous. Popcorn! A jump rope! A yo-yo!! Princess books!!! Swiper (from Dora)!!!


Leigh and Chip arrived just as she was getting into all her Santa things. Mom, Grandpa, Kerry and I all loved her excitement. Then, she got to unwrap the dollhouse. Then, we quickly had to find the people and all the furniture that were wrapped in separate boxes. I am hoping Leigh got better pictures than me of all the activity.  We all dutifully played different characters in the dollhouse today and learned a thing or two about Miss H’s view of domestic life. Daddy sleeps on the couch but will later watch the kids so Mommy can go out. And, babies should not be in bathtubs alone. Oh, and only Mommy goes in the kitchen.

We were all spoiled for Christmas! Grandpa was excited about his new Kindle. They look very serious checking it out.


George and Jan joined us for Christmas lunch and we enjoyed turkey, ham and a bunch of yummy sides. Kerry was most excited about the cheesecake for dessert.

Mom and Jan taught Miss H how to play dominoes and she even beat them! They were taking the playing very seriously.


Look at that serious domino playing face 🙂


We are all exhausted and looking forward to a well needed sleep tonight. We hope you all had a wonderful day with your family and friends! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Merry Christmas!

25 Dec

We had a great Christmas! We were a little unsure how all the excitement, family, presents, food, new routine, new toys and just general craziness would be handled by Miss H but she was perfect today.

We were all spoiled with wonderful gifts! I got a beautiful necklace from Kerry plus a new fleece, running clothes, sweaters, a leather jacket, ear muffs, two fun bracelets, chocolates and many other treats. I surprised Kerry with the Xbox plus more practical things like shirts and ties 🙂 Also, he got Xbox games, Xbox headphones, a bike light, pajamas pants, a hooded sweatshirt, books and all sorts of other things.

Miss H got spoiled by everybody. She enjoyed opening one gift at a time and then playing with whatever was inside. This unexpected extended gift unwrapping lasted from breakfast through lunch.

She got a sleeping bag for herself and a mini one for her baby.

Plus, books, markers, crayons, paper, scribble pad, snow pants, blocks, Lincoln Logs and a Dora doll.

Then, Leigh arrived with a big box.

The twins were a big hit.

Also, she discovered if she dipped her foot into the water- the footprints she could make on the Aquadoodle mat were ‘SO pretty!’

We got one family photo with everyone smiling.

We tried to get another one but someone was sitting on the floor. Can you spot the top of her head?

We were all so tired by the end of the day but not so tired that we were not laughing at wearing the Mr. Potato Head mustache.

Merry Christmas to all! Sleep tight!