To be honest I thought Isaak would be more excited when opening Dapper Dan. He saw what his cousin Elijah opened, and wanted that instead. Elijah opened a glow worm. Isaak already has a glow worm. He calls the glow worm his "Baby". The gifts were opened right before bedtime, so I imagine when he saw Elijah's gift, he wanted his "Baby".
He's warmed up to Dapper Dan now.
Dapper Dan has buttons, snaps, Velcro, zippers, pockets and ties. He's also a boy doll.
I built the boys a train track in the living room going around the Christmas tree.
Isaak kept say, "Toot, toot"! He was all excited, and couldn't wait to play on the track with the trains. Both boys had trains on the track before I was finished building it.
Mica gets irritated with Isaak wrecking his track and getting in his way. "It's just part of having a little brother" I told him. I felt the same way about Aunt Terra wrecking my Barbie Doll set up when I was younger.
Mica got the Little Engine That Could in his stocking. It hooks up with Thomas, but is too tall to go under the tunnels. Santa read that in the review, but decided to buy it anyhow. We love that story at our house.
I couldn't sleep because I was stuffed up and was sooo excited for the kids to wake up and unwrap their gifts from Santa.
It's like I'm a little kid once again.
I actually went in and woke Mica up! I just couldn't wait any longer. LOL Plus I knew the boys would want breakfast soon after they awoke like they usually do. Presents come first over eating. Sure enough Isaak was pointing to the fridge soon after the presents were done saying, "Eat" and "MilK". He really pronounces the "K" in milk strong like it's a German word. It's a new thing.
Some of the gifts I thought Isaak would like he didn't like as much, and visa versa. He liked a cleaning set Santa got from Costco and that was a last minute present. He liked the balls he got too. He got one in his stocking and a few last night. Isaak was slow in opening the gifts! He'd tear one piece of wrapping paper off and hand it over to what ever parent was besides him.
Mica on the other hand ripped into his presents! He liked most everything he got. The things that were not on his list he was a little snotty about. We've had a few talks with him about this. It's the practical things he throws aside. I got pretty irritated about this! He seemed to gravitate towards his Toy Story set, Scooby-Doo Mystery Van with characters, but didn't seem as interested in the thing he asked for over and over again, The Team Geo-Trax Rope and Ride Ranch.
Christmas Eve has always been a big part of Christmas for us.
We all got lots of stuff!
Isaak would only rip a little bit of paper at a time and hand Daddy each little piece.
Mica ripped into his presents! He wanted them all opened to play with. Of course we have more then one kid and lots of wrapping paper all over, so we had to be careful of the little parts. We didn't want anything lost!
Mica was sooo tired! He got a little upset that we wouldn't let him play when we got home late. Santa had to come to our house still.
Mica woke up at 4 something in the morning crying because he ached all over. I was thinking, "Crap! Please get better before Christmas Eve!"
Isaak poked my eye last night. I couldn't open my eye very well after, and my eye kept tearing up. I thought if I slept it off, I'd be fine, but no. I woke up and it was still all teary and hurt. It was a little better once I washed it out. It doesn't feel normal, but it feels better.
Mica got up to move around a little, and threw up on the floor. I thought he just had the fever, sore body thing going on.
Then I went downstairs, and tripped almost falling down the steps. I caught myself. I skidded on the arch of my foot a little.
There is weather advisory stuff on the news for ice, so I was nervous about that. I got to work early with no problems. I just hope the streets stay ok.
So...I had my work party today at Grisanti's, an Italian restaurant here in Omaha. It was good, I had Chicken Parmesan.
We always have a white elephant gift after the meal.
I stole a singing Santa that danced to that song from Madagascar. I figured, why not add another annoying singing thing to our collection that the boys will play over and over again, that will annoy us, but they will love? It will be fun. It was between that and the Snuggie Blanket, but that's on my Christmas list.
My boss stole the singing Santa from me.
I stole a Spatzle maker from a girl that didn't even know what Spatzle is. Daddy makes this German dish, so I'll take it home and see if he likes it.
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