Christmas Unwrapped

December 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Posted in Bun, Family, Giggles, Lollipop | 15 Comments
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Tiny fingers turned wrapping paper into confetti like it was an Olympic sport.

Santa visited two children and one stuffed bunny. (Bun got a bye.)

Barbies were acquired.

After 11 consecutive viewings of the Word World holiday special, everyone in the house could recite it from memory.

Giggles pooped in the potty. It was a Christmas miracle.

In a last-minute crafting project, one finger was accidentally hole-punched. No one swore β€” another Christmas miracle.

Lollipop has not spoken since opening her new Leapster. Her hand-eye coordination skills, however, have already improved exponentially.

Bun ate a bow. Almost.

My children and I celebrated our first white Christmas. I remembered to marvel at the snow.

Running out of baby wipes at an inopportune moment necessitated an emergency trip to CVS. (Thank you, Pawpaw and CVS.)

Jelly beans and Reese’s peanut-butter cups were eaten for breakfast.

And a rug caught fire.

What were the highlights from your Christmas? What toy was the big hit in your house? And did anything go up in flames?



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  1. Sounds like quite the celebration! Pooping in the potty AND the rug catching fire… however are you going to top these events next year?!

    The days after Christmas are the best, with the kids busy on their new toys. Similar to your daughter and her leapster, my sons received a playstation 3 from their grandmother. It has been downright peaceful since the moment they opened it.

  2. Wow! You guys certainly had an action-packed day!

    Ours was happy, but a bit more subdued. No flames or injuries to speak of. Tiny Baby loves his Curious George jack-in-the-box (George-in-the-box?) and Daddy’s copy of “Rock Band 3.” Big Boy can’t get enough of his Star Wars Play-Doh set, which is fine by me now that I’ve learned that dry Play-Doh washes out of clothes quite easily.

  3. Oh my goodness! A rug caught fire?! Whew! You guys sure do know how to celebrate πŸ™‚

    Our Christmas was pink,sparkly, and squealy — It was lovely πŸ™‚

  4. Celebrating White Christmas… sounds fun. My daughter fell in love with Zoobles this Christmas (a magnetic toy). I always wonder why I can’t invent one of those toys.

  5. Lovely miracles! Appropriately, it was the watercolor pencils that shut my daughter up, briefly. Looking for some sleep and potty miracles of my own…

  6. Sounds blissful. πŸ™‚

  7. Hahaha – so much excitement in one house! Sounds like a wonderful Christmas to me, rugs in flames and all πŸ™‚

    Ours was better than I hoped since it’s the first time that we spent it sans extended family. But it all worked out. I’m hoping to write about it but my hands are always busy with one cookie or another so I haven’t had the time (or discipline) to get to it yet. Someday perhaps…

  8. It sounds perfect, really! CVS emergency and all. Ours was far quieter, but we did have our share of sibling battles. This is a new phenomenon in our house and it’s in full tilt.

  9. I love the title of this post! (Are you a fellow Food Network fan?) And congratulations on your Christmas miracle. What an achievement!

  10. Well, Merry Christmas anyway. You can’t go wrong with jelly beans and peanut butter cups for breakfast.

  11. Keeping to our new tradition of small Christmases, we avoided the toys and enjoyed a much needed break from the chaos that has surrounded our family.

  12. It sounds great. Christmas snow is absolutely the best. February snow can sink the best spirits.

  13. nothing so exciting as a rug catching fire. And no white on our Christmas day. But we did take time to take in the air and that felt good. So glad for your Christmas miracles.

  14. Funny!
    Love your Christmas miracle.
    All Rose wanted for Christmas is your daughter’s gorgeous hair.

  15. Fire?! Our only fire was my uncle’s annual lousy joke about the wise men who came from one (“afar” and “a fire” are the same in Arkansan). The drum set (can you believe I really went there?) was the big hit for Jack, and for all the adults it was Bucky Balls.

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