Monday, December 26, 2005

Best. Christmas. Ever.

What a magnificent Christmas we had this year!

We went to a nice Christmas Mass up in Monument with my parents on Saturday evening, and Steph was an angel, as per usual. Then ham, scalloped potatoes, tasty green beans with bacon, and delicious rolls at the old homestead.

On Sunday, mom and dad came down to the Springs and opened presents. Again as usual, missy was a delight, and opened all her presents with enthusiasm and joy. In what is developing as a theme for her, the most joy and happiness derived from tiny, inexpensive pieces of plastic which were immediately integrated into her rich cast of fantasy characters. This time it's the Bob-Oh, a little green man on a spring that is allegedly to be used for stress relief. Although this was technically my gift from the in-laws, she appropriated it; we are now reliably informed that Bob-Oh is a "gween gwasshoppa" and that he likes to eat Christmas trees. That and the animated snowman who sings Christmas songs were her big hits. A new monitor for me and satellite radio for the missus rounded out the gift catalog this year. I will not be posting about the new monitor because pictures of me drooling and gloating are not in the Christmas spirit.

My wife went all-out on the snackables and made a turkey and rice soup that was to die for. A quiet afternoon of movies and an evening of couch cuddling made the day complete. A plate of leftover pumpkin pie lurks in the refrigerator, waiting to reward me for my post-Christmas exertions.

I can't recall a nicer, more pleasant day.

2 comments:

Empress Baggie said...

Dear Robert,

And that's how it's supposed to be. Her Majesty is pleased that your day was so wonderful.

Thanks for sharing!

Very truly yours,
EB

Empress Baggie said...

Dear Robert,

Laughed out loud at your adult ADD comment on my blog. True stories are always the funniest!!!

Have a Happy New Year!

Very truly yours,
EB