Wednesday, January 9, 2013

And Then It Was Christmas

Charlie was up early, of course. But this year we told him he had to wait until 8am before we'd start opening gifts. He was PAINED by this. I kept telling him that when I was a little girl, it was 9am. I have been telling lots of "when I was a little girl" stories lately. It makes me feel very old but I can't stop. It just keeps coming out of my mouth in morally anecdote-ish tales... But anyway, This just meant he was going to spend the two extra hours staring at the tree and checking everything out.
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The second the clock turned to 8, Charlie begged to go wake up Henry. I let him wake him up so I could photograph them coming down the stairs. Henry gave me some real winners as he picked his nose the entire flight down...
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Henry started asking for "Team Umizoomi" toys in late November. He had never even SEEN them, he just wanted some. Once he asked for them, it's ALL he asked for the entire month of December. It was super sweet to see him open up the boxes with Millie, Geo and Bot inside. He was happy.
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Charlie's big gift this year was the Wii U with a new Super Mario Brothers game. It's ALL he asked for. I was resistant to let him ask Santa for such a big gift. I told him it's a very pricey thing for Santa to buy and also, they were very hard to find and Santa might not be able to get one. Charlie, very seriously, told me that Santa would just MAKE one and it wouldn't be a problem... Oy. How they grow up and best their parents at their own games...
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We spent our Christmas evening at our best friend's house for dinner. We've been frying a turkey on Christmas with our best friends for years. It is SOOOO good. If you've never fried a turkey before, you must. It's amazing. And look at how manly it is. I mean, what's manlier than beers dressed up in pipe cleaners and googlie eyes to look like Rudolph!?
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