We hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas and happy holiday! This Christmas was just amazing…it makes it so much more fun now that Boo is old enough to really understand what is going on.
Last night, Boo counted out 8 carrots and a few cookies for Santa and we put her to bed. I really THOUGHT she was sound asleep and I started filling some stockings and then out of nowhere she pops into the den “oh my gosh MOMMY, ……I thought you were SANTA!” She scared me half to death….I threw the stocking behind me and pretended to be checking the cookies. She begged to sleep in the den because she said she needed to talk to Santa about something. Instead I convinced her to leave a note…something about a helicopter she wanted to add to her list.
Early this morning I heard her run out to the den and do a huge gasp…..then she ran back to our bedroom to tell us that Santa had come and she had forgotten to wake up and catch him! She was so teary and shaking the whole time she opened her presents…..I was worried she was going to faint from excitement!
Boo got most everything from her list: the bike, the telescope, a little helicopter, Li’l Sally’s sister……but somehow there was a miscommunication and the #1 most requested item, the watercooler, wasn’t purchased. She’s been telling people ALL day that “Santa GOTFOR (forgot) my watercooler!” We think he might stop by on his way back to the North Pole tonight or tomorrow and drop it off (whenever Target opens back up). She had also written Santa a few letters and stashed them under the tree, and I guess he didn’t pick them up and she was pretty sad (wish I’d known they were there….this is only going to get harder next year!)
Mr. Lil Blue Boo gave me a new ski helmet, a gift certificate for a new ski jacket, a ton of candy, and a new hair dryer….he also washed my car. I didn’t need a THING so my presents were perfect. I gave him hand sanitizer (he never has any in his car when I need it), eye drops, a shirt Boo and I picked out in red which makes him look even MORE handsome than we already think he is, and about 10 pounds of chocolate covered peanuts. We are really easy to shop for
Even Li’l Sally, Boo’s Apple Tree House doll, had presents this year:
We are so lucky to have some amazing friends who all cater to Boo’s wild imagination….”Uncle” Walker wrapped up his space shuttle gift in engineering plans and labeled it just how Boo would have imagined it:
Right now I’m taking a break to write this post while I cook….every year I make these balsalmic brussel sprouts for my mother-in-law (only she and I will eat them, and my whole house smells like cabbage now) and squash casserole. In a bit we will head over to my in-laws again for dinner and games and family time….it doesn’t get better than that.
I hope you all are having a wonderful day….whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, or any other holiday….I hope everyone is spending it with their loved ones and in a warm place, in good health and with full tummies.
Lots of Love from Lil Blue Boo