Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009

Shannon made it home on Christmas Eve eve, and then Grandma & Grandpa arrived on Christmas Eve - in time for the traditional dreaded (well usually by me anyway) oyster stew...why did we have this tradition going back to when we lived in the frozen north of Wisconsin where there isn't an oyster to be found for thousands of miles?? This year the oyster stew wasn't half bad, and we had a honey ham to make sandwiches to go along with it, and all the cheese & crackers & other stuff to nibble - so we didn't go hungry. We even got everyone in our car to take a short drive around to look at the Christmas lights - I was determined to show everyone the "famous" Greensboro balls of Sunset Hills. We even got some last minute cut out cookies made and decorated to leave out for Santa, along with a glass of milk of course.

So this is the only picture from Christmas Eve...Gordon totally engrossed in The Polar Express with Grandma.Gordon slept in until I finally shook the jingle bells to wake him up, then it took him a few minutes to remember it was Christmas morning, but then he was ready to go!
Reminding Grandma that this was the book just like they read together at the bookstore that day a "long time ago" (In November when we visited & shopped in Asheville!)

While Gordon is opening another gift...notice the sweater vest on the left that Mom knit him - fits perfectly and looks great with that Gap plaid shirt!
The trouble with opening gifts on Christmas morning instead of Christmas eve...none of us are too bright eyed and bushy tailed...or even dressed!
Opening up the scooter Grandma & Grandpa bought him - I picked up elbow & knee pads & a helmet yesterday so we'll be trying the scooter outside later today!
Grandpa gave Gordon a head lamp flashlight...by far one of the favorite toys - and he had to run into his room & turn out the lights to check it out! He said "I have a head light just like a train!"

The weekend went by so fast, and it now feels like ages ago.

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and is blessed with good health and many happy days filled with peace and love in 2010!