Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Recap

I know you've all been on the edge of your seats wondering if I pulled off the big Doggie caper. Well, wonder no more! Firstborn found Doggie under the tree on Christmas morning and was impressed enough with Santa's magical search-and-rescue powers that he informed me over breakfast "Doggie was the best Christmas present of all!"

This is pretty good, considering ALL I have heard about for the last month is how desperately Firstborn wants "Lego Indiana Jones: Ambush in Cairo", which, for those of you not familiar with these things, is a piddly little $13 set that there was never any question he'd be getting in his stocking. By Christmas morning, I'd heard it over and over so many times, it had become our family's version of the "official Red Rider carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time."

So, I think it's safe to say that Firstborn had a very Merry Christmas. Rosemary's Baby's haul was first-rate too. Because they're both still young, I didn't spend money until my credit card melted. But, judging from the way Rosemary's Baby reacted to his Slinky, I'm pretty sure I didn't need to.

And if your memory is really good, you might recall my plan to resurrect our Christmas Eve tradition of getting a Chinese takeout. It was pretty close there (the restaurant ran into a glitch with their ventilation system and only opened the doors 5 days before Christmas), but I drove through the unplowed streets of town after a rather large snowfall, almost got stuck twice, got my takeout, and it was delicious. The kids weren't impressed, but that just means more leftovers for me.

I hope you're all having as nice a Christmas season as we are! Happy Holidays!


In Real Life said...

Merry Christmas!

I love the photo of your son reunited with Doggie (I love his comment about Doggie being the best Christmas present. So sweet!); and your second son with his slinky. My son also got a slinky in his stocking, a miniature one, unfortunately, it was a tangled mess within minutes.

I am glad that your Chinese take out worked out too! Our kids were laughing that last Christmas Eve we had McDonald's - they didn't want to do that again, so I made them spaghetti, which no one ate. Should have stuck with McDonald's!

It ain't so (most of the time) said...

The smile says it all - Christmas is not about the money - it's about the memories - I wish more people could see that

Thanks for sharing - beautiful!

Angie Muresan said...

I did remember about the Chinese dinner on Christmas Eve, and wondered if you went through with your plans. Pleased to read that your Christmas is a lovely one.

laterg8r said...

so glad you got your chinese and that doggie renewed the belief in santa :D

merry christmas :D

Diggestive said...

I was inspired by your Xmas eve tradition, and have started the same in my house. Glad you had a great day.

Tater Tot Mom said...

Sounds like a great Christmas! I'm so going to have to start that Chinese food tradition! It sure beats cooking I'm sure!

Anya said...

Lovely photo's :-)
Thanks for sharing such a lovely story !!

Happy Holidays
Happy New Year
and Keep blogging in 2010 :-)


Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

The attempt to get the Chinese takeout is too funny! Glad you were safe!

RebeccaFlys said...

Gah I miss my kids being littles. Now they ask for I Pod Docking Stations. What the hell is that?

I have to live vicariously through my sister, to enjoy a "Kid" Christmas. I know that there are 6 tribes of Bionicles. I also have the web site favorite placed.

I remember when my oldest wanted a "Koochie Koo" doll. It was ALL she asked for. It cost $2.99. There were 80 of them to choose from and most of them had purple hair, her requested color. Ahhhh those were the days. Now I'm running through the mall looking for Uggs in "buff."

Best wishes,

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm glad ya'll had a good Christmas!

Jenn said...

Our traditional meal is stopping at the McDonald's in Tillsonburg as we drive to my parents. With a van loaded with every present under the sun.

Its a tad insane. Which I know is shocking coming from us.

Those pictures are just fantastic.:)

Deb Neerman said...

Soooooooo glad to hear that Doggie was the hit of Christmas! All's right with the world .. for a minute!

Kristin said...

OK, those TMNT jammies rock. I want some for my little man! Reminds me of being little. : )