Christmas came and went in a lazy fashion this year. Little M didn't wake up until 8:30 am and we all stayed in our pajamas all day long. It was so fun watching her get so excited about Santa and the presents. Ever since she told Santa at the mall that she wanted a purple teddy bear, she's been telling everyone she meets that "Santa said he would look for a purple teddy bear" to bring her. (Thankfully he didn't promise one, just that he would look for one to bring. Purple teddy bears are very hard to find!) But Santa came through and found one, and it was the first thing she looked for as she approached the tree that morning.
There were many other presents for all 4 members of the family from us, extended family, and Santa. Here's Princesses M & A with their piles of loot.
After presents were opened we had cinnamon rolls for breakfast and spent the entire day watching the movies that we received. Alex got "Kung Fu Panda" from Little M (she gave me her entire allowance for a couple weeks in order to purchase it for her Daddy.) Little M got "Tinkerbell" and Baby A got "Toy Story II" from Santa. Ok so that last one was one I wanted in the Disney collection, but Santa had to give it to someone! Little M also got a free "My Little Poney" dvd with her doll from Santa. It's a pretty annoying one that she insisted on watching 4 times yesterday. I think the dvd might just have to dissappear for my sanity's sake.
I spent most of the day cooking for our Christmas meal. I was trying out some recipes and just having fun preparing a fancy meal for us and 5 of our good friends who weren't spending the day with family. We had our family Christmas meal on Sunday with two of my brothers and their families. It was really fun being able to do it twice this Christmas and enjoy the company of both friends and family. And I actually got to use all my fancy china and tableware (much to Alex's chagrin, since he had to do the dishes.)
I posted several of our Christmas dishes that turned out well on our family recipe blog if anyone is interested. The cherry stuffing and spiced turkey turned out really well.
Today has been one of those "Ok, I guess Christmas is over, now what do I do?" kind of days. A lot of cleaning, bill paying, more movie watching, a little "Killer Bunnies" (Thank you Aunt Sharlott for the recommendation! That is a really fun little game,) some blogging, and just hanging out around the house.
It's been a very nice, relaxing, and fun Christmas!
I can't believe it's almost 2009!