At least until next year. We had a good Christmas. It was strange to open presents and then not have anywhere to go. Strange in a good way because sometimes driving all over is exhausting. But it would have been nice to have some family around. We talked to all the family and that was good. I was really OK with it.
We took the kids to a movie which they did fantastic in. Sweet Girl didn't get up at all and Little Man only got antsy in the last few minutes. I was shocked and amazed. I was happy.
And it was raining when we got out of the movie so we ran to the car in the rain and that was fun. I was pleased for rain because it gave the sky a nice wintry look and made it feel more Christmasy.
The Diamond Castle was a hit. Sweet Girl jumped up and down and was totally excited (the baby sister request completely forgotten). Little Man liked his GeoTrax stuff and his Batman Batcave. Little Man also enjoys the Diamond Castle but in a slightly different way than Sweet Girl, he likes to shake it so all the furniture falls out and the top comes off and Sweet Girl SCREAMS on the top of her lungs. Oh the joys of brotherly love.
Leo made me look like a schmuck since we decided to not exchange gifts yet he bought some and I didn't. I KNEW I should have bought the BlueRay player. Damnit...always go with your gut. But I did set him up to HAVE to buy it because Sweet Girl wanted to get him a Batman and Spiderman movie so I got them as BlueRays instead of DVD.
So there you go, now begins the cleanup. I have so many boxes I feel like I just moved again. Since everyone had to send us gifts we have shipping boxes AND toy boxes. Thank goodness for recycle.
I hope you enjoyed your day too!!!
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