Today we went down to Waxhaw to have Christmas and birthday celebrations with Mimo, Ed, Jamie, Corbyn, Molly, Anna, and Brian. Today, the 24th, is Mimo’s 37th birthday!!
We had a tasty brunch and then Mimo opened her birthday presents. After that we moved onto Christmas presents. The kids got some new fun toys they were excited about. Will got a cool doggie guitar that he played all afternoon. He also got some new cd’s and some new Legos. Lindy got some cute new leotards for gymnastics, some pirate magnet toys, and a new doggy that is supposed to act like a real one. Unfortunately, it needs new batteries so we’re not sure exactly what it does yet. Lindy is suddenly all about dogs. She used to not like them but now she loves them!
After the celebrations were over we headed out to meet a friend of Drew’s for dinner. Jay is of the nomadic type. He moves all over the world. Since we saw him 3 years ago he has lived in Mexico, the Philippines, Australia, and now he is in South Korea. We met his fiance Lizzy and got to see his mom, too. It’s always nice to visit with him when he is back for the Christmas holidays.
Most of the gang at lunch.Who gave the crazy lady a staple gun??!!Cookie, the pup!Will and his doggy guitar!LOVE this shirt!!! So true! Says, “And though she be but little, she is fierce!” So perfect for her!Aunt Anna made the kids a new bulletin board for their room!Mimo is going to try out the eggies and let us know if they work!So maybe Jamie and I bought each other the same snowman? So what! We both liked them!So what if I bought one for Mimo, too!Lindy lifted Molly’s Hello Kitty sweatshirt!Ed’s normal look!Lindy’s new hat. She kept pulling it down and saying, “Mimo, I can’t see you!” She’s a nut!See? She LOVES Pooka now!At dinner tonight with Jay and Lizzy.Jay and Lizzy.
Both kids fell asleep on the way home but we woke them up so we could put out reindeer food and cookies and milk for Santa. Tonight was about the cutest I’ve ever seen the kids. They were so excited. Will wanted to go to bed so fast so Santa could come! He was whispering, but I’m not sure why! He was going to listen for reindeer hooves and Santa’s Ho Ho Ho. They were so cute!
Unfortunately, Lindy was coughing badly the whole trip home and is upstairs coughing up a lung right now. Hope we get some sleep tonight! She always has trouble getting over a cough but tonight it seems to have gotten worse. Hmmmm…
One tired boy!Putting reindeer food out in the front yard.Putting cookies by the fireplace for Santa.Here comes the milk!The kids and I each had on white undershirts and red shirts on top today. Totally not planned, just how it worked out!The kids also ate the last piece of chocolate in their charts! Then we brushed teeth and went to bed!