I have a ten year old boy, and you know what that means--any Christmas celebration is going to include at least one gigantic set with a zillion and eight (actual count) tiny litttle pieces to add to our collection and crunch underfoot for the next few years. Dan got Legos in his stocking; Legos from Mom and Dad; Legos from Grandma and Grandpa Z; and money from Grandma and Grandpa G... you guessed it, to buy more Legos. He even managed to get Legos in his classroom gift exchange, would you believe?! No surprise that Dan declared this Christmas "the best ever," and that was before we decided to take the kids to Legoland Chicago on our way back home.
We had a very nice, low-key Christmas. Mike's only sibling, Mark, and his wife Megan, hosted us in Indiana. I have to show you a photo of the other side of their cat, Nutmeg. She has a perfect heart in her fur!
Kind of ironic considering Nutmeg is not a very nice kitty. Try to pet her, and if you're lucky, all you'll get is hissed at. Anyway, back to my narrative... Mike's parents came and we all enjoyed too much good food, services on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, and a lot of fun presents. Here's a pic of the best in-laws a girl could hope for. I think they really liked the My Digital Studio photo calendar of themselves and the grandkids.
Natalie has much more varied interests and enjoyed a larger variety of presents, although she did go nuts at the Lego store with her Christmas money as well. Her very favorite gift? a 2x3 foot artist's pad plus her first set of oil pastels. Watch out, world! The Art-eest is in residence!
My honey was thrilled with Amazon gift cards and special "Come to the Dark Side" coffee. He's easy to please! I loved watching him get to really relax and just hang, play video games and read. He works SOOO hard all year round.
All in all, a very pleasant Christmas. There was more snow on the Lego Chicago model than there was in real life, though! Fine by me--holiday traffic is bad enough without the weather being uncooperative.