Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Feels like forever

Has it really been only a week or so since I last posted? It feels like ages ago. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!

I'll write a "real" post later this week, but here are the highlights of my holidays:
  • I got to spend Christmas Eve afternoon wrapping presents, watching "White Christmas," and munching on homemade chocolate chip cookies.
  • R waking up on Christmas morning and being more concerned with proof that Santa is real than with opening his presents. ("There are CRUMBS on the cookie plate, Mommy!!! But where did Santa get the purple marker to write back to me?") I'm not big on the whole Santa thing, but R was so cute about it that I went along with it. :-)
  • Taking a walk around the neighborhood on Christmas afternoon to deliver cards to our neighbors and because it was so amazingly warm outside!
  • Going to visit my dad the day after Christmas for a Swedish food extravaganza.
  • Taking R to Edaville Railroad on Friday night for amusement park rides, a holiday lights train ride, and hot cider. It's becoming a tradition for us, and we had so much fun. This year we stayed for the fireworks, which were quite good!
  • And...(I almost forgot this one!) my sister Ericka got married! Yay!
This week I've been home with R. We're having a nice time together - building and playing with all his new Lego sets, baking banana bread, going to the Museum of Science and to the playground, decorating a gingerbread train, and just being silly. It's been so nice having time away from work and worry.

More details and pictures to come soon!


sandwhichisthere said...

the question arises "How did Santa's cookies turn into Santa's crumbs?". I have a feeling that someone that is not big on Santa is big on Santa's cookies.Those who eat Santa's cookies should invest in a coal stove for next Winter. Don't bother buying coal, it is on it's way,

Wanda said...

Oh I love your "Highlights" ~~

I remember those days of crumbs and purple markers ~~ I miss those days.... The magic of a child's simple faith and belief!

Happy New Year dear one...to you and A and R.


Heidi @ GGIP said...

I'm interested in what a swedish food extravaganza looks like... :)