Christmas. All this week I’ve been battling a nasty cold. It was so bad that I had to skip a Christmas Eve celebration at our friends’ place. Smarty and her Papa went without me and enjoyed exchanging presents with friends and sampling dishes of traditional Swedish julbord (our closest friends are a Swede and a German who are raising their 2 year old son trilingual). On Christmas Day I was feeling better and was able to get out of bed and enjoy opening presents with my family.
Presents. We tried not to go overboard this year, but as an only grandchild on both sides, Smarty still received way too many presents from friends and family. We got her a Lego Friends Bakery set that she really wanted (it was on sale in Target for $25), a Treasury of Greek Mythology, and some new clothes and shoes. Actually, everyone in the family got a Lego set, and it was fun to assemble them together after all the presents were open.
The rest of the week. We are really enjoying our vacation, late mornings and free flow of days. The weather is beautiful, so we are trying to get Smarty to go outside, at least to practice her new Z-Curve Bow. That was not a Christmas present, but a late birthday present that she selected herself on Amazon to buy with a gift certificate that she received. We are all reading a lot, baking, and watching movies. When Smarty goes to bed, my husband and I are playing together Diablo III (my Christmas present). We both don’t like online games, but enjoy coop games on our PS3 where we can work as a team. We also had a first playdate yesterday with Smarty’s classmate and her twin sister. The girls had a lot of fun together making a movie with Smarty’s Lego Friends set. I hope we are all feeling good enough to have more playdates during our second week of vacation.
Your turn. How was your Christmas week? Which gifts were your kids’ favorites and your own favorites?