I seriously love Christmas. I love giving gifts. I love receiving gifts. And, I sure do love the excitement as the boys come down the stairs in the morning.
We didn’t do a super big present this year for the boys. Last year we outdid ourselves with a very realistic kitchen and a bike. It was hard to top that. Don’t worry, they were still well taken care of. Plasma Cars, Ninja Turtles, Elmo… the list goes on and on.
I was lucky enough to get hit hard with a nasty virus a few days before Christmas. I thought I was way ahead of it (went to the doc on Mon and got antibiotics and steroids). I even tested negative for the flu. But it came back with a vengeance on Christmas Eve. I was able to power my way through wrapping presents, but I could barely keep my head up at my parents (it’s so sad that I don’t even remember tasting my mom’s homemade ravioli and eggplant Parmesan). What’s worse than that is I watched a super nice bottle of Kathryn Hall Cab get poured all around me. We left for home early and I had enough strength to crawl in bed and just hope I saw improvement.
Luckily on Christmas morning, I did feel slightly better. This virus is no joke though. I’m going on day 13 of symptoms. I was hoping the boys would skate free, but more on that in a later blog.
Enough about me! Here are pics and a video from Christmas morning (you’ll notice that Oscar doesn’t know what to think, and eventually gets scared by Elmo)
|Our tree with so many presents!|
|Bentley overseeing the Santa operation|
|Yay scooters! (Bentley just wants to love on Oscar)|
|This big boy needed no help in opening his presents!|
|As I was miserable in bed (and so upset I was worthless), Santa wrote a super sweet note to the boys and reminisced about their photo opp|
After presents on Christmas morning, my family came over for brunch. Oscar slept through the entire thing, so we had a THIRD round of presents after he woke up. We are looking forward to Nana and Papa visiting next week so we can continue our Christmas celebrations!