the xmas edition!
and what a christmas it was, hoo boy!
it started, on friday, with prepping gifts, or, getting rid of a ton of bananas that were doing an #occupyourfreezer:
on friday night, after travis went to bed we also set up the tree. typically we would set it up the day after thanksgiving, but since the cats are into the bottom branches of the tree, even though it is a fake, plastic tree, and the skirt we thought we'd wait a little longer. and of course, there's travis who has a difficult time understanding the word "no" and its meaning.
this is the top of the tree:
travis does not understand the concept of christmas, yet, so he was oblivious to all that was going on around him. here he is playing with a tonka toy train, which he calls thomas:
travis woke up at 8.30 on christmas day and instead of taking him down, i made pepper make his bottle and took him in our bathroom after i got him up and changed/cleaned him. denise was still sleeping after staying up into the wee hours of the morning and i knew that if travis would see the presents under the tree he would be unstoppable.
after about an hour we had to take travis downstairs and as soon as he saw the boxes he was over it like white on rice.
the first thing he saw was a cars puzzle of lightning mcqueen:
breakfast was on request, because it's christmas:
dinner preparation started around 11am with the bird (duck? duck? goose!) being prepped for the oven, after more than a day brining in a cooler in the garage. below is the stuffing for the goose:
watching titus episodes in anticipation of dinner:
dinner table, set:
after dinner we watched some more titus before our guests, chris and sam (remember?) headed back home.
my christmas was complete by knowing that travis, denise, pepper and in their own way, campion and ellen, had a nice christmas at our weird place. naturally, i got presents too, but for me the biggest present was to see travis completely geeking out over his train.
and now i am geeking out over this blog, since i am actually publishing it before i said i would ... because i am *that* much of a geek :P
sunday, december 25, 2011