Friday, December 26, 2008
Our Christmas was great. The kids all had a good time. Sierra did get sick in the afternoon though so that was sad...but at least she felt okay opening her presents. We tried to find the bright side of being sick on Christmas and we could only come up with "At least you get to use your new High School Musical kleenexs." She was all better today though and just as bouncy as ever.
Christmas morning Scotty was so funny though; he wouldn't open any of his presents. He had no desire to at all! He left and went into the other room to play computer. :) We'd have to open a present a little bit and let him see what was inside but even then he wasn't very interested. He kept saying "too much". :) I thought it was a bit much, but when it was all said and done it wasn't as bad as it looked. Remember six people = a lot of presents.
We had a very yummy turkey Christmas dinner (only one more frozen turkey stashed in the freezer). I had wanted to have our "big" dinner on Christmas Eve because the thought of touching a raw turkey ON Christmas didn't make me feel very Merry. However, the thought of touching a raw turkey on Christmas EVE didn't end up exciting me either, so I ended up putting it off until Christmas. BUT my wonderful husband ended up making our Christmas Dinner so I didn't have to... gravy and all. He even peeled lots of potatoes so I could have as many mashed potatoes as I wanted. Paul has just started a new family tradition in which HE cooks our Christmas dinner. :)
Oh, and I got a new laptop so I can tippy-tap on my little blog from the comfort of my couch. It's been a long time since I've had a laptop and I half expect to open it up and pull up some big database or map.
Here are some pictures of our Christmas and the week before... :) Kids are cute huh?
I know how this "mess" thing works. I know that this is NOT messy. Messy is when they start to feed themselves.
We made popcorn balls. I've been wanting to do this for years and I don't think I'll do it again for many more years. It worked; we have balls made from super sweet popcorn. This is our "popcorn mountain", it was the popcorn we just let cool off because we were tired of burning our hands.
The kids and I made Daddy the best present ever. It's a shirt with roads that we drew on the back. Scotty climbs up behind him and drives his car along the road; it's like a back massage, or as much of a massage that a father of four gets.
Here is Andrea with Andrea and Andrea. :) Andrea is a popular blue bird from a Danish cartoon. Andrea is friends with a green frog? named Kai. So obviously Andrea needed Andrea toys.