Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

The morning came early today! Papa Bear was up into the wee hours of the morning putting the finishing touches on the "Giant" mural for Little Man so when he waltzed into our room around 4 am we were just not having it. He tried a few more times and around 6:30 we dragged ourselves up and started getting ready for the day. We delayed Little Man as long as we could by letting him play in our closet while we showered and try on my high heel shoes (he walks in them better than I do). We were trying to avoid having to wake Peanut up but we just ran out of delay tactics and Little Man could see the presents under the tree from the top of the stairs. So at 7ish we woke Peanut and started our Christmas morning with Mee-Mom on the computer via Skype.

Little Man surprised us by insisting Peanut open a present first and we were amazed at his control around all of the presents. He didn't go rip roaring into them as we had feared and listened to our rules of opening one at a time, taking turns and playing with each gift as we got it. He loved his puzzles, books, trampoline, hobby horse, toolbench, and other toys. Peanut loves his Laugh and Crawl House and played with it most of the morning. Of course, Peanut started really being able to crawl just yesterday so that made things more interesting as he attacked the Christmas tree, coffee table, wrapping paper and numerous other things he isn't supposed to have. We are almost sure we got all of the paper out of his mouth before he swallowed it but seem to be missing a part of a crayon.

Papa Bear got to have sausgage for breakfast (I don't make pork products, so this is a once a year treat for him) and then we had a fabulous Christmas dinner of prime rib, sweet potatoes, asparagus and oreo pudding pie for dessert. Then down to the playroom we went to enjoy more of the toys and expend oreo pie energy! Bath time was extra fun because of new bath crayons and bath toys given to the boys by some good friends. The boys are snug in their beds and Papa Bear and I are settling down for some (more) oreo pie and a movie.

This will go down as one of the most relaxed, easy going, fun Christmas's of all time. Merry Christmas!

The Giant Mural

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