Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas

Some highlights from Christmas:

-Christmas Eve we went t0 our friend Pete's place (his dad's place, actually) and had a wonderful supper. The Terrors were remarkably well-behaved, and it was a great way to relax and spend the evening. On the way home, Girl Terror was concerned that we were not going to get home and into bed soon enough, and that Santa might beat us there. We all know that the presents can't be left if you aren't asleep, so that child was in the house, down the stairs, and into bed with her eyes closed in no time at all.
-At 7:30 we woke the kids up. Weird children! We were out late, they were tired, so they slept in!
-Children are the reason for christmas morning. I am dreading the day when they leave home. Girl Terror remembers last Christmas, so she was ready to rip into the presents. Boy Terror got totally distracted by the paper. Each and every piece he ripped off, he handed to me to put into the garbage. Some pieces were no bigger than a centimetre. It took awhile for him to open his loot!
-Hubby got Girl Terror a replica T-Rex tooth for christmas. Odd choice, I know, but she was thrilled. She opened it and knew what it was right away, and then leapt up to hug Hubby, shrieking "Thank you, thank you Daddy! I love it!" It was the only gift she got that was worthy of hugs and kisses.
-We stayed home in our warm house for dinner. The turkey took forever, the kids didn't nap, but somehow it was still a wonderful day.

Wherever you were, whatever you did, I hope you had as good a day as we did.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great Christmas. I miss the days with little ones on Christmas morning, all excited about their gifts. Actually, the last Christmas I spent with my daughter (she was 19) she still woke me up early on Christmas morning to open her presents...funny eh? Some never grow out of it.

Anonymous said...

Nobody else could have such a good day that they got a dinosaur tooth. You rock.

Carmi said...

What a lovely scene from a lovely time. I hope your family has many more like it in the years to come, and I hope we continue to read about them on your blog.

Sometimes, I wish we could slow down time so we could enjoy them for a little longer. Kids grow much too quickly.