Good morning everyone, and merry Christmas! It’s 6:19 a.m. where I am – CootieBoy has just had a bottle and is now settled in front of Baby Mozart, and everyone else is asleep. Today is the day that some of our earliest Christians have set aside to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who came to provide salvation and redemption and to restore our relationship with God. What an amazing sacrifice, for which I’m eternally grateful.
I hope you all have a blessed holiday filled with love, laughter, hope and joy.
Last night, in keeping with my family’s tradition, we opened gifties. We also did it early because CootieGirl was very tired and fussy and sick and in need of bed. CootieGirl made out on the clothes front. Not only did Mama give her clothes, but so did other family members. Who knew my daughter would someday need a closet bigger than mine? She also got a wonderful Melamine food dish set with the original Winnie the Pooh graphics on it. CootieGirl had a lot of fun banging those pieces against each other and against the wood floors (I think I’m deaf in my right ear as a result).
As for me, I can always count on Denis to be overly generous and incredibly creative, and this year was no different. The most shocking gift of all: a digital camera. It’s one similar to the one we got for my sister, and I’m SO excited (and I’m sure he is too since I won’t have to borrow his anymore). I also got a plethora of books, cds, and dvds. The two things that made me laugh out loud: a Legolas poster and a bunch of “Elf” paraphrenalia including a snowglobe, a keychain and a t-shirt (just to name a few). I love that movie and am happy to have my mini-collection of Elf stuff.
I’ll let Denis post about what he got, but suffice to say that I was happy we were done by 9:30 p.m. because I was ready for bed soon after. Today we go to Grandma’s place in Queens, although CootieGirl spent most of the night coughing because of her cold, so she’s very cranky right now and not easily entertained.