Still, despite the angry elf in the house (that would be me), Christmas Eve turned out pretty well. Mike and I were ahead of schedule. I got to put my feet up for about a half hour before my family started to arrive. (Thanks to my husband who put all the hors d'oeuvres together so I could rest a bit.) B wore a dress and let Mike fix her hair. And my sister and her family made it safely despite the crappy weather. Lots of rain, wind and ice.
Homemade snicker bars. I made fudge too.
It didn't turn out. Every year, it doesn't turn out.
You would think I would finally learn my lesson.
Quite honestly, I didn't get as much accomplished this year as I would have liked. I wanted to give my friends and neighbors some of my homemade treats (I was too lazy to make more) and I didn't get Sandy's package mailed. Really, this year, I am just not in the Christmas spirit. I think that had a lot to do with my lack of accomplishments.
B opening a package from Sandy. It is a cool block
puzzle. B played with it all morning.
I got a gratin dish out of the basement and
found it was a grave this "little" guy. B was
She wanted me to pet it. No f-ing way.
Three of my sister's kids. Excited to open presents.
I remember when they were B's age. I am old.
Jeana and Joe.
Lee gave B this cool dino hat and mitts set.
(Isn't B's dress cute? I can't believe she actually wore it.)
Jess, B and T-rex.
Grammy got B the dragon castle. Did he get any gifts
a girl would like, you ask? Some clothes and a Kai-Lan
set (which she wanted because it had a dragon boat).
Big Tony and Mike.
How huge am I? Really, if I knew I looked
this big, I would have worn a tent.
Joe, Jordan, Jessica, B and Jeana.
Having a good laugh.
B, Eileen, Ryan and Maggie.
B took this photo of her new T-Rex.
This is right before we went up to bed. B loves her
All in all the day was fine. Food was good, Lee and Dorota helped immensely with the dishes and, important to me, B had a good time. Oh, also important to me, did not go into labor. I wanted a baby free holiday. Tune in next time for a Christmas Day review.