Friday, December 26, 2008
We're all still in PJs and might even get dressed sometime today. While we're mustering up the energy, here are a few Christmas highlights. Ready for some Christmas Eve fun and on our way to the folks' house to light the luminaries: Back home on Christmas Eve night, the girls assembled their offering for Santa with their own special touches: cookies, Cheetos, three kinds of drinks (lactose-free milk, snowman juice, and orange juice), and a bag of trailmix for the reindeer: On Christmas morning, Ro woke up first then raced down the hall and loudly woke up her seriously disgruntled sister. Ro thought it was the "approved" wakeup time of 7:00, by the way, but we had actually turned their clocks back by 20 minutes to buy us a few extra minutes of sleeping in the morning. Shhhhh, don't tell them.: Boy that Santa sure came through with some massively-stuffed-to-the-gills stockings. Ro and Ree got everything they asked for, including TubaNuts, lollipops as big as their heads, and candy necklaces (squeal!). They don't actually eat very much of the candy, they just like to hold it and love on it. They think it's thrilling to sort it, play with it, trade it, transfer it from ziploc bag to ziploc bag, and just savor the lovely colors. They eat a few pieces here and there, then it mysteriously "disappears" and they move on to something else: The girls wanted to wear PJs all day on Christmas, even when we went visiting, which was fine with us. Hey at least the dolls were dressed up in their Christmas finery: Ro and Ree were supposed to have on these snazzy Christmas outfits, which would have looked incredibly cute with those new dolly outfits. The matching wasn't planned, of course, since we just don't think that far ahead. TubaDad had stumbled into the American Doll store on a business trip and got the little doll outfits as a present, little did he know I had picked up something so similar for the girls. Oh well, sure woulda been cute. Our Christmas weather was freaky, to say the least. We kept looking outside and seeing sunshine, then rain, then gusty winds, then sunshine, then hail! Wowee. Since the weather kept us indoors, we set up one of the girls' Christmas presents in the family room. That little teetertotter from the Texas cousins fits right in between the couches and has provided hours of fun already. The girls wasted no time perfecting their airborne spinning technique. The full set of Christmas pics can be seen as thumbnails, captioned mini-pics, or a slideshow, or click the big arrow below to play: Ho, ho, ho, happy jollydays!