Christmas Memories

On Christmas Eve we spent the afternoon with Pops, Nana, and Aunt Jen.  There was some food.

It’s really a shame that our annual tradition of having a take-out smorgasbord only feeds one or two of us, at most.  That Pops and Nana…sheesh.  They never order enough.

Ha – needless to say, it was great.  I already love hanging out in their fun basement, but when you add some tasty fried food to the mix it’s my happiest of happy places.

You know where Mini’s happy place was?  Though her deer-caught-in-the-headlights expression doesn’t really show it, she happily plopped herself down in the middle of this pile of gifts.

We had to break the news to her that it wasn’t her pile.

By the way, this might be the perfect time to give you an update on the buttercream since I see that See’s box in her hands.  We have not found it yet but we are committed to the process of finding it.  Thought you’d want to be updated on that.

Max was hilarious during the gift opening.  Before Christmas, he made a rather lengthy wish list for Nana with Lego sets and incorporated a nice Star Rating for each set.  4 Stars meant he really, really, really, really wanted it.  3 Stars meant he really, really, really wanted it.  All the way down to 1 star.  Which meant he only “really” wanted it, but it could still be purchased for him, don’t worry.  (okiedokie)

Well, Nana is no stranger to the Lego aisle.  She found the one on his list that earned 4 stars and bought it for him with all the confidence in the world that he would open it up and be filled with happiness and glee.

Yep.  He was overwhelmed.

He proceeded to open another gift from Pops & Nana, which was a Phineas and Ferb ornament.  Seriously, he couldn’t hold back his gratitude.

Mini was equally excited to open her gifts, especially this puppy that Max reminded her over and over that she would not be allergic to

And her pink scooter and helmet.

We had a great time celebrating with Mike’s family

Later that night, after the Christmas Eve service at church, we hung out with my mom back at our house.

Can you tell Max was in a silly mood?

He must have found one of his happy places.

On Christmas morning, Mini found a new one of hers.  Santa brought her a PINK castle!

The past two days she has stashed many things in there and has spent hours sitting among her treasures.

So, what about Mike?  Did he find one of his happy places?



3 thoughts on “Christmas Memories

  1. When I was a kid, my mom would always buy an assortment of cream candies from Fannie Mae (the midwest equivalent to See’s). The way to find the ones you like and to stay away from the icky ones is to very gently poke your finger into the bottom of it. If you like it…eat it, if not, put it back! 🙂

    I still look forward to getting a box sent to us from family. I now know by the design on top which is the ones I like….buttercream as a matter of fact.

  2. Shouldn’t that be “REINdeer-caught-in-the-headlights”, LOL! Oh, I crack myself up…

    Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas…love the star rating system!

    Happy New Year, Sincerely Anna!

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