Sunday, January 01, 2012

Scenes from a Christmas

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Christmas has passed and the New Year as started. I'm still trying to figure out where the year went but I suspect the girls hid it somewhere. They love doing things like that. That's okay, I certainly can't hold it against them, especially at Christmas. :-)

Mambowether helps decorate the tree...
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...while Miniwether played Christmas carols. Are we living the Norman Rockwell life or what?!
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The tree is ready!
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Apparently Santa has an in with the local fire department so he can ride in style! I'm not sure why the girls' bowed to him.
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Christmas Eve day brought rain but once again turning lemons into sugar plums, we were finally able to have a fire in our firepit.

Yule twigs.
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Where there is fire there are s'mores which made Santa extra happy, especially since the girls had the fantastic idea of replacing one of the Graham crackers with a sugar cookie.
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For some reason Misseswether and I thought the Wethergirls were old enough to attend Midnight Mass at our church. They were excited at the prospect of staying up that late but by the time mass started they were...cranky.

The whining and weeping continued through the drive home and Mambowether even wanted to be carried into the house because she was too tired to walk. Of course, once she was in the house she RAN to the tree to see if maybe santa had come while we were at church.

Yep, he came and left presents!!

A snowglobe for Miniwether! I
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A cell phone* just like Miniwether's for Mambowether!
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Fuzzy warm pajamas for both of them!
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Turns out a concert by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra was on Public Television so we all snuggled together on the couch and watched it until 2:30am. By then the girls were happily ready to crawl into bed and sleep the peaceful sleep of the blessed.

*It turned out the cheapest way for Santa to bring Mambowether a digital camera was actually to get her a cell phone with a built-in camera. The phone isn't activated but it does have the ability to transfer her pictures to us via Bluetooth. She LOVES it.

Adventure! Excitement! The Savior is born!!

3 comments:

Izzy G. said...

Plus even though they're deactivated the phones can still dial 911. Which is good.

CoolChange©© said...

You are an awesome father!

Shreela said...

Awww! Loved the reindeer pianist, and the bowing to Santa. And the too tired to walk, yet running to the tree a few seconds later, HAHA, kids are funny.