Christmas 2012

I hope all my lovely readers had a very merry little Christmas (or Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, etc.). We had a nice, low key Christmas day with just the right amount of presents, good food & fun memories. I think the very best part was that we didn’t leave the house at all.

I made a point of leaving several fun gifts unwrapped (mostly the gifts that were not square packages) for the kids so that they’d have things to play with immediately should they awaken before mom & dad. Some big ticket items this year included a shopping cart for BB to take her babies shopping and a new Duplo blocks set ; and an erector set & airport set for MM.

BB was also gifted princesses, lego style crayons, awesome flashcards, a beautiful princess dress & wand, a “tablet” learning thingy and both kids got an awesome giant cardboard playhouse from Dan’s aunt.

MM got lots of cool books, a little garden kit, some fun new games, a toy veggie basket from IKEA, a 3D drawing pad and a Phineas & Ferb activity set.

Some of my favorite gifts included a Baby Blues 365 calendar, some awesome new books, a macro filter for my camera and a Marzipan fruit box which Dan found on Amazon – I have a love affair with these little candies but we haven’t found anywhere in the area that sells them. I was kind of amazed that he took the time to track down an online source for me!

I got Dan a lot of fun little things – some new tools, a few fun gifts from ThinkGeek.com and this black & decker burr style coffee grinder & a big bag of Starbucks whole bean espresso coffee.

We had a breakfast of donuts & homemade quiche, baked brie & sliced apples for lunch and maple & brown sugar pork tenderloin for dinner. A few fun treats but nothing super complicated.

In the afternoon Dan & the kids went outside to play in the snow while I spent some time cleaning up a bit and getting dinner in the crock pot. We watched the original Batman movie (the super campy one with Adam West) on Netflix while dinner cooked and the kids went to bed a little early since we all woke up so early to open presents.

All in all, a nice relaxing Christmas day.

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3 thoughts on “Christmas 2012

  1. Funny you mention putting unwrapped gifts under the tree… a friend just told me she always does that too. I’d never heard of it, but it completely makes sense! We don’t do the Santa thing anymore so I guess I have to save that idea for grandchildren (oh lord!).

  2. I’ve heard of the unwrapped Santa gifts, but we wrap them all in the same Santa paper. We also got Alex that Everything Science Experiments book, looks fun! Sounds like you all made out well!

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