Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Notes on Christmas 2007

Christmas Eve: Was taken out to my favorite Japanese Steakhouse, requested extra fried rice (really too much!--I have left overs to prove it). Came home, opened presents, Michael wore the Santa Hat and passed them out. Had a few presents that were addressed to Willow (already!). Then my bro and his fiancee came over and we had Birthday Cake a day early. CHOCOLATE! YUM!

Then the real fun began---my son woke up at quarter to midnight to make SURE that everyone went to bed before Santa came. And he then came in our bed. He was literally shaking from head to toe with anticipation and excitement. The next 4 hours I stayed up with him. He just could not get to sleep. Every so often he went to one of the upstairs windows to check if the special oats he had thrown out for the reindeer was gone. I tried everything (apart from bringing him downstairs where "Santa" had already came). It was SO CUTE. Only at 3:30 a.m. did I start to lose it and mutter "really, now, this is getting f--ing ridculous...we both need to sleep!" (Oh, and hubby can sleep through ANYTHING---and he did...) Finally, Michael asked me to check to see if Santa had eaten his cookies (luckily we had)....and yes, I checked and around 4 a.m. my son and I finally fell asleep (getting back up at 7 a.m.). It was cute, it was annoying, it was heartbreaking, it was exhausting and it was WONDERFUL. The highlight of my Christmas.

After that, everything else was a blur. Michael got all he wanted and more, I got a GPS for my birthday (I wanted a massage--I guess this is better!). And Willow was thought about (and she made her presence known every so often).


Anonymous said...

It sounds like you had a great Christmas!

SaraS-P said...

I am jealous of the GPS!

Happy New Year!

Jackie said...

I got a GPS for Christmas this year too! Congratulations. The story about your son made me so tired just to think about not being able to sleep when you acutely need to do so every night (or is that just me?). Maybe he was warming you up for Willow's arrival? Have a great '08!

Jeffrey said...

K had trouble sleeping Christmas eve too but she only held out until around 1:00 am. We read books and tracked Santa on the internet. Was happy to see your friend from we made a nugget hasn't had her baby yet. J got a tomtom for his B-day this spring. Glad you had a nice Birthday and Christmas.