Friday, December 25, 2009
What a blessing. What could make a mother happier that two beautiful children who are just as happy with a couple of new books, as they are with pajamas, as the bigger toys... Then when they are done opening, they are happy to play together. What a great Christmas! I hope yours was as merry as ours.
O.k. giving the box of small American Girl Doll Accessories before the doll, may not have been so nice! She was a Little upset. She said, BUT I WANTED AN AMERICAN DOLL, NOT DOLL STUFF!. Then she buried her face and cried. Oh, my. Good thing there was another present under the tree!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
We hated to leave Katie's so soon Saturday, but we had reservations for the Polar Express on Saturday night. We couldn't be late!
They were VERY excited. What a great trip. It was a train ride, of course, with snacks, that took us to the North Pole to see Santa. They read the Polar Express story to the kids, Santa boarded the train at the North Pole and met with ALL the kids, the all received a special silver bell. On the long journey home, we sang Christmas carols, the kids got to stompity, stomp, stomp down the train like frosty. They couldn't have been happier. It will be a repeat trip next year! It sells out early, so if you want to join us - let us know!! Come one come all!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
I didn't even recognize him when I saw him at first. I mean he was like 6 the last time I saw him. He lives in Californina and is married to a beautiful wife which I also got to meet. I hate that I missed him growing up, but I love that I can now have him part of my life again. It is amazing how much he looks like my brother! Genetics are a powerful thing. . .
My Aunt Lynda was at the wedding. She didn't know we were coming so it was a big surprise for her. Of course, we didn't know until the day before we were going to be able to make it so it was sort of a surprise for us too! The drive took a little over 4 hours, which is longer than expected an why we missed the wedding. The kids were wipped out and Ruston was NOT interested in having his picture taken!! That's o.k. It was great seeing Aunt Lynda. we stayed up all night talking. It was fabulous, an incredible memory with an incredible person! I love you Aunt Lynda!!