So as you know, our house came down with the plague sometime around the 21st-22nd. It messed with our anniversary plans, and boy did it mess with my laundry pile! By the 24th we were feeling well enough for Steve's parents to come over, having delayed their arrival by a day. We had a SUPERB dinner that night, and all toddled off to bed early, knowing that the next day would be an early one.
Griffin woke up at 5:45!! 5:45!! He NEVER wakes up that early, and I'm pretty sure that even though it was Christmas, he still had NO idea what to expect and thus I can not explain the early wakeup....except for maybe the fact that his Dad was an early Christmas waker his ENTIRE life.
We sat down to open presents (Grandma and Grandpa were awake WAY before Griffin!) and we're through every single one before 7am. The kitchen was a hit! And I managed to finish up my little project on Christmas Eve as well. May I present "Little Dude" as he has been christened. (Or "Widdle Dude" if you're a 2 year old):
(The pieces for this doll came in a kit, from Dancing Rain Dolls, and if you've ever had a hankering to make a Waldorf doll, I'd highly recommend these kits - they're dead easy to make!)
Griffin is terribly uninterested in him, but has taken quite a shine to the 2$ stroller that I snagged on Cheapcycle, and has started giving rides to EVERY. SINGLE. ONE of his toys. Except for Widdle Dude. Oh well.
Nephew 2 (this kid is a TANK!):Niece 1:
My cousins have Rock Band, and we could NOT get that mic out of Griffin's hand! And then he discovered the piano:
Music is a great HOBBY, kid! We're chalk full up of starving artists in this family, Mommy needs you to go to LAW SCHOOL!!
We hauled home that evening again, and have avoided the car pretty much all together since then! We spent the weekend lounging (and chasing after play equipment) and are now looking forward to cleaning up the Christmas carnage, and removing the big dead
tree fire hazard in our living room.
Hope your christmas was as merry as can be!
(P.S. 5 minutes for Mom is hosting a Christmas Roundup, if you want to see what the rest of the planet got up to these holidays!)