Saturday, December 29, 2007

Had ourselves a merry little Christmas.

The jury is in and, though it was touch and go sometimes, it seems we made it through Christmas with a newborn and tantrumy almost-preschooler unscathed. In fact, we had a pretty good time.


The Boy took it upon himself to handle all the gift-giving. He actually managed to deliver the gifts to the appropriate person. However, once delivered, he insisted on opening them for you as well. I didn't have to open a single one of my gifts. A blessing and a curse. I feel like I should be given more gifts, just so I have something to compensate:


Our big gift from Santa this year was a brand new sled. Unfortunately, the mountainous snow came and went the week before Christmas, so we can now only try it out on our living room floor (please ignore the wreckage that is our house - it looks like something exploded...ah, how I love the Christmas aftermath..):


The Boy, when asked what he wanted for Christmas, would immediately answer: "A Trans-FORMER!". I have no idea how he even knows about them and I still don't think he actually knows what it is, but of course, how could we deny him his greatest wish:


I do believe he has yet to play with it but, hey, it's Christmas...

The winning gifts this year were the Melissa & Doug Art Easel and art supplies from Nanny, the BC Builders set complete with dinosaurs, cave dudes and extra boulders from his aunt and uncle, and this cooktop stove with pots and pans from Nana:


At the tender age of 2.85, he already cooks better than his mum, and looks much better in his "shep" hat (as he calls it).

Where is the Little Guy in all this, you ask? Well, other than cluster feeding every single time we went to a relative's house, the Little Guy thought Christmas was a bit of snooze:

After the presents were opened, we decided to put the Boy to work shovelling snow. There's something about child labour that just screams Christmas, doncha think?

We're exhausted. I hope you all had as good a Christmas as we did, though. Merry, merry! See you in the New Year.


PS. If anyone can show me how to fix the spacing when adding pictures in blogger, I would be much obliged. My OCD is going crazy looking at the single vs double spacing. Ack.

20 comments:

the dragonfly said...

The Little Guy looks so sweet!!

And I love the pictures of the Boy shoveling snow. He doesn't look any worse for the "child labor." :)

bubandpie said...

Here is the fix for the spacing problems (if the link doesn't work just google "spacing problems in blogger beta"). It's pretty easy - all you do is copy and paste one line to a different spot in the template and voila! Fixed. (The post I linked to says to cut and paste, but you don't even have to delete the original, so long as you put the line into the new spot.)

Mad Hatter said...

Awwwww.

And what's with kids knowing about things like Barbies and Transformers. I swear it was all Barbie talk all the time at my house.


Blogger's weird quirks are the very reason I use Flickr for photos.

Don Mills Diva said...

Glad you had a great Christmas - the pictures are classic!

jen said...

and a good time was had by all....although the jury should perhaps award a settlement for the lack of adult participation in the unveiling of their own gifts..

Susanne said...

Merry Christmas to you. And how cute are the boys? Yep, transformers seem to be all the rage nowadays. We got some second hand as a gift from a student to our son. So we didn't have to buy any.

Beck said...

That's what living rooms LOOK like on Christmas once you have kids. Mine is just looking normal again NOW. And hey, my son asked for a Transformer, too! Once they start being around other kids, there goes tasteful toys.

Lisa b said...

I am all about child labour. It is the only way to make them sleep and I am all about sleep.
I thought your shirt said Ti(red).
Your OCD has got nothing on my OCD.

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kittenpie said...

I love the cookware!
And I know just what you mean - mine is all about disney Princesses now, and has never even seen them at our house! I suppose there must be girls in her class with T-shirts and whatnot... sigh.

KC said...

The pictures are pure sweetness. Your children are so beautiful. Happy New Year.

Kyla said...

He's so handsome. I'm glad you all survived Christmas!

painted maypole said...

MQ is 5 and I don't think I have opened my own presents since her baby shower.

and thank God for BubandPie, who always seems to have the answer to blogging technical difficulties. she taught me how to link, and now I am SO bookingmarking her link on on how to fix that that spacing problem, which I always have, too.

kgirl said...

glad you guys had a fun holiday - love the pictures. dove also snoozed her way through christmas - i think it's a survival mechanism.

motherbumper said...

Three cheers for child labour! Love it!

Belated Merry Christmas NME and family, those boys are so darn cute I could eat them up.

Happy New Year!

ewe are here said...

Your boys are absolutely gorgeous! And, maybe it's me, but I see a pretty strong resemblance. Definitely brothers.

And I think wee brothers are the loveliest things... ;-)

Happy New Year!

Bon said...

those pictures have very serious cuteness.

happy happy new year. :)

Beck said...

Geez! You're awesome - thank you so much.

Ali said...

love that chef's hat! it's too cute!

bren j. said...

Oh I can hardly stand the spacing problem!

Your little chef isn't for hire, is he? After three weeks at my parents' who feels like cooking?

If you're still looking for snow for the sled, you're welcome to some of ours...which, on the plus side, is just about high enough to block our view of our cruddy neighbours.