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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy Holidaze!

Ok I know I'm SUPER late updating you on how our Christmas went, but for once I just wanted to revel in the chaos of the holidays...not clean, not email (ok I did update FB), but you know just sit back and relax. So as the New Year slowly descends upon us I will share some highlights of our holidaze together.

Christmas Eve was in a word SPECTACULAR! Mostly because after five years I finally didn't have to work. It's amazing how much easier it is to get in the Christmas spirit when you have an extra day on your hands. So, what did we we do?

1. Shovel snow, and kept shoveling because it NEVER stopped snowing until 10 p.m. that night

2. Baked Cookies for Santa

3. Went to church (yes I know) and had a lovely Christmas Eve dinner (chili) with our best friends and neighbors.

Then off to bed with E and G and mom and dad double checked Santa's wrapping.

On Christmas day I was bracing myself for a 4:30 a.m. wake-up call and loud yelling coming from the living room, but in fact our little men slept till 7 and I even had to go get E from his room. Once he was free, I figured he'd start ripping open gifts with carefree abandon (like I would TOTALLY do), but he didn't. He patiently waited for us to finish giving G his bottle and ate some breakfast.

When it was time to open gifts he slowly and methodically went through each one savoring the details, wanting to play with it before opening another (I could learn a thing or two from this kid). When all the packages were opened, a sad look appeared on his face, because there was no talking Buzz in the obscene pile of presents. We told him he needed to look harder and buried behind the tree was one last Santa gift...this was it the pis de resistance - A TALKING BUZZ LIGHTYEAR! Christmas was now complete...

As for G he kind of got the short end of the stick. I'm sure some of you with multiple kiddos can relate. See we have EVERYTHING we need (and more) for G so finding something that was necessary and that he didn't have was a challenge. I FINALLY settled on the LeapFrog My Pal Scout and he LOVES it! Hurrah for "santa". Scout has elicited many a baby giggle in our house.

As for me and B2 we just sat back and reveled in the day. While it would have been nice to have family here, I think we have finally settled into our own traditions.

Oh and the smoke detector only went off once...didn't you know that's the timer for when the gravy is done :-)

Hope your HolidaZe was just as grand...feel free to share as I always love to hear how everyone is doing.

Up next New Year's Resolutions Ba Humbug!

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Monday, December 20, 2010

My Christmas Wish

Well we have only 4 more days till Christmas and boy is E is excited. I have to admit that I'm truly loving the "Santa is watching you" idea for keeping him in line and will miss it terribly when Christmas is over.

His Christmas wish is pretty cut and dry ... a talking Buzz Lightyear.

He's been asking for it since September, so we believe it's a big deal. Yesterday out of the blue he asked me what I wanted for Christmas and believe me when I tell you I thought long and hard about it.

See this year has been pretty crazy for us. I pretty much gave birth (3 weeks early) and attended my dad's funeral all in the time span of three weeks. Just thinking about it puts a huge weight on my chest. Dad had been sick for a while, but it doesn't make it any easier.

So, since Dad is gone and all our other family lives in either Chicago or Michigan, I told E that my Christmas wish this year is I want some family to FINALLY be living closer.

So with that said, Santa better get to work because this time next year I expect my mom and stepdad to be living somewhere you hear me santa, do you hear me?

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