Saturday, December 30, 2006

Christmas at our house

Christmas at our house still starts early because Meghan wakes up at 6 am to get us all started. Ouch! Emma wasn't much better this year. She knew things were afoot when she heard the squeaky toys being tested on Christmas eve. She was already upstairs in her kennel, but refused to settle down for the evening after hearing the new toys. I finally had to bring up a toy for her so she'd go to sleep.

This was Emma's second Christmas with us and she sure knew what to do this year. It took just a few seconds for her to sniff out her bag of goodies.

A green squeaky toy and stuffed hedgehog and rope toy kept her busy all morning.

Mmmmmmm - chew toys.

Steve's opening one of his gifts here.

"Oh boy, just what I wanted - a new toaster."

Darwin has a couple of new rope toys to chew on. The two dogs play tug of war together each day - it's very fun to watch.

Meghan played "Santa" all morning and brought the gifts from under the tree to each of us. Richard and Michael sat on the couch and dropped the wrappings there between them. Richard had fun reading all the gift tags. He recieved gifts from Obi-Wan Kenobe, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, etc. Those went along with the six Star Wars novels he received.

Michael's looking at this new tool kit and thinking to himself, "What am I going to do with this????" Every college student needs a basic tool kit for the dorm room, I think.

"What is it, Mom?"

"Oh, yeah, this was on my wish list - I forgot."

What a mess! (Not the boys, per se, but the wrapping paper. . .)

I hope the holiday season was enjoyable for everyone. It's been nice to have some time off to spend with my family.

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