I only took pictures of Christmas morning, making the executive decision to enjoy the rest of the day without lugging around the D40. So here are some shots of the morning and a few of the presents he got first thing, but there was much, much more later as we went from our apartment that morning to four other locations, and didn’t get home until about 10pm – which doesn’t sound late except that MM’s bedtime is way closer to 7pm. He did soooo good – I think his poor prego momma was more tired and cranky about being up late than he was! Anyway, enough blabbering, here are some pictures, first of the tree, stockings, etc. before they were ripped into – the calm before the storm…
And now, the loot…
Okay and now for some more blabbering on. He got the puzzle set (with a storage box) and the train set from my parents. The Mr. Potato Head came from dh’s aunt and MM has been infatuated with it ever since, when he’s not busy building train tracks or taking all the puzzles apart, Mr. P is pretty much the best thing ever. Dh’s parents also got him a bunch of cool kitcheny gadgets like a toy microwave, blender, lots of toy foods – and also a washing machine. His granny got MM a little toy loaf pan, rolling pin & a spring form pan which is kind of a family joke, and I was a little jealous that my two year old son got one and I didn’t (but being a toy, I’m not going to take the chance and find out if it’s safe to actually cook with – I’ll just keep dreaming.
Matchbox monster trucks, new pajamas and a new outfit, a barrel of monkeys, some new movies and books – wooden blocks with ABCs – and a new BED came the next day – a big twin bed since the crib mattress will be needed this summer – we figured we’d get him used to the new bed before the baby comes and steals his old one right out from under him. Which means new sheets and blankets which are all really cute – I need to remember to take pictures of that, huh? And I’m sure he got more but that’s all I can remember right now.
We got some gift cards which we used to get some new Wii video games (Call of Duty for dh, Animal Crossing for me), a couple new books, the electronic World Edition of Monopoly, and Across the Universe on DVD. My sister-in-law made me an awesome winter hat that I’m smitten with and wearing everywhere. We bought ourselves loads of chocolate and a box of clementines (can I call that a Christmas present or was that really just grocery shopping?). My in-laws got me a Christmas Memories scrap book which looks fun, but I haven’t had a chance to dig into it yet. DH got the new Trans Siberian Orchestra CD. Um and I’m a terrible Christmas present receiver and can’t think of anything else right now except that my bestie bought me the Leslie Sansone Walk Away The Pounds DVD that comes with the nifty stretchy band which I am oh so excited about!
We almost bought the Wii Fit but like morons we didn’t – big purchases scare me and we’re trying to save up moolah for the baby (not to mention the hospital stay to have the baby). I found the perfect point and shoot camera for me (I think) which I’m hoping to get for Christmas next year – I also played with a Canon Rebel in the store and was drooling over it and making a lot of ooohing and ahhhing sounds, but kept coming back to the fact that we have a Nikon D40 and don’t really need a Rebel also – what we really need is a good, sturdy little point and shoot that can fit in our pocket and be brought with us anywhere – so I’ll take more pictures at family functions because my old Canon is just starting to feel too slow and the picture quality leaves something to be desired (possibly more so with the D40 constantly showing it up) – what we need (or okay, what I want) is this Canon Powershot SD1100IS which is tiny and perfect and pretty and should be mine (hopefully by next Christmas if baby stuff goes well – and dh can save up for his laptop by then because I promised him he’d get his new laptop before I got my camera, blah blah blah stupid promises).
So, all in all, I’d say it was the perfect small Christmas – we got just enough, especially since we hadn’t gone into it wanting much. We enjoyed the season but were more than happy to take down the tree last night and get back to life as usual – until New Years Eve anyway. MM is happy as a clam and officially totally digging this Christmas thing – I know we’ll both be looking forward to Christmas 2009. And next Christmas I will finally have one good thing worth asking for!