Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Eve Part One (Or...Weird Faces My Kids Make While Opening Presents)


I've been promising the kids they could go out and play in the snow, and the day before Christmas Eve, we got the major ingredient for that recipe.  Thursday into Friday, we got somewhere between 8 and 10 inches of snow.  I'm not sure how much exactly, I never saw the weather report that said the precise number. I just know it started snowing Thursday evening, and didn't stop until late, late Christmas Eve.  So, the kids bundled up and headed out into the fluffy stuff.  They were out there quite a while, sliding down the neighbor's driveway on tubes and sleds.  When they came in, they were coated in snow.  They even had snow crammed into their pockets.  They had to peel everything off in the porch before they came in.  I wasn't in the mood to waller (a word from my Missouri childhood, an adaptation of 'wallow') around in the snow myself, so this is the only picture I got of the snow adventures.  My son seems to be going through a stage where he doesn't want to smile in pictures.  I have given up harassing him to smile for the time being.

Since my stepkids had to go home to their Mom's house late on Christmas Eve, we opened their gifts on Friday afternoon.  They are basically teenagers now, so we are mostly past the days of toys.  My stepson is excited about his model firebird, and my stepdaughter is loving her fuzzy sweater boots.  Note:  We aren't watching horrible, inappropriate things on the has the parental settings turned on, and no matter what, every 4 hours if you don't change the channel, it brings up a screen where you have to punch in a password.  Yeah, I'm that big meanie mom that doesn't let the teenagers watch R-rated movies without me approving first and putting in the password.  I'm sure the 15-year old loves me on that one. 

I swear, my son is really excited about his Bakugan case he got.  And I think that is almost a smile.  See, he's really happy!

Here's another really entertaining face.  He opened a whole set of bakugans.  I'm not sure why he looks like he's going to lick it.

It's like the old Life cereal commercials. Look, Mikey likes it!  He really likes it! 

Here, my son is showing off the stilts he got from his PopPop.  Stilts!  Are you kidding me?  Here, let's give the ADHD kid stilts... My dad has a real sick sense of humor sometimes. 

I don't even know what is going on with my stepkids' faces in this picture.  She looks like she is playing air guitar with her new tennis shoes, and maybe he is envisioning my son on stilts, who knows? 

So much went on the day of Christmas Eve that I had to break it up into two posts.  Stay tuned for next time, when my son buries his head in legos for two hours and small children try to eat crayons as a Christmas snack.  Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. Those stilts are perfect! Can't wait to see him walking on them. :)


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