Merry Christmas 2006
Both kids got here in spite
of the weather in
We were a little slow getting
started Christmas morning. I think there
is a difference between having almost grown up kids and having little
kids. Andrew got up early but Meg didn’t
get up until almost . It’s as if
she knew Santa’s presents couldn’t be retracted. Mark was pretty hungry by then, so he made
Christmas breakfast of scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and fruit salad. We opted for the traditional
Here is our Christmas Tree. We abandoned
all tradition and replaced our old too-large-for-the-new-space fake tree with a
fake already lit tree. I am overjoyed to be absolved from stringing Christmas
tree lights for the next several years.
I haven’t made the BAH HUMBUG sign but there is increasing pressure to
do so. We have the materials to do it but I am not sure how it will be received
Even the pets made out like bandits in our house. Jing-Jing got a new toy. Verdi bird got some nut treats and Frodo got some chew toys.
Andrew lucked out and got a docking station for his Ipod. This means he can listen to music and recharge his Ipod while he is gaming. Life doesn’t get any better than that.
Ipod Docking Station
Meg and Frodo wrapped in the scarf Wink made-purple of course
Andrew’s “Walmart” Shirt
The aftermath of excess
It looks like we won’t be having our Christmas dinner until after Meg and I decided to enjoy some archery time with neighbors and Andrew enjoyed a looong nap. Wink has made orange rolls which are rising, the turkey is in the oven, champagne is chilling and soon Meg and I will work on potatoes and green beans. We were given more than enough candy to tide us over for days but have a pumpkin pie to enjoy as well.
Hope you all had a very enjoyable Christmas and have fun playing with all of your new “toys” J
Meg says, “Happy Christmas everyone.” She is very pleased to be home and able to enjoy her new bedroom all by herself i.e. without a roommate to deal with.
We got it all pulled together. The kids mostly stayed out of the way. They both brought their respective laptops and take advantage of the wireless network in the house. The network doesn’t reach all the way to Meg’s room but seems to cover the basement and first floor.
It was a feast. We have enough leftovers to get us comfortably to new years. All in all, a very satisfactory Christmas.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
Mark and Wink