Yesterday was wonderfully exhausting. I was able to enjoy several cups of coffee before Scott and Robby woke up allowing me some quiet time with Timmy before the chaos ensued. At the time I was anxious for the festivities to begin. In retrospect I am glad that I was able to enjoy the calm before the unwrapping storm.
Timmy both loved their surprises from Santa. Timmy happily sat in his
new wagon while his big brother unwrapped presents. I took him for a
ride later in the morning and he giggled the entire time. Needless to
say, I think I'm going to log hundreds of miles pulling the little red
wagon through the neighborhood in the coming years.
received an electric scooter from Santa this year. Although he was
initially hesitant (he isn't much of a daredevil), he quickly learned
how to ride. By the end of the day he was whizzing up and down the
driveway like a pro.
I was excited to host Christmas
dinner this year. Although it was only my Mom and sister (in addition to
our little family), this was the first major holiday I have been
allowed to host. I was nervous, but in the end it went well. I wanted to
keep the menu simple but nice, so I served prime rib, baked potatoes
It wasn't until dinner was served that I
learned that I had failed to reach the requisites for a "feast."
According to Robby, the absence of chicken downgraded our meal from
feast to dinner. I did think quickly and pulled a bucket of left over
fried chicken out of the fridge. My little Koopa seemed happy with the
effort and reinstated "feast" status.
Although we didn't
really do anything grand for the holiday, we were all exhausted by the
time the sun set. I love holidays, but I feel like I need a vacation
when they are over! Perhaps my Mom, in her infinite wisdom, was able to foresee my need to escape. She surprised me with a portable hot tub for Christmas! Since I can't seem to get to a spa, she brought the spa to me. I can't wait to set it up and take it for a test soak.