I kept the photos unedited for you to see Miss E’s scratch on her face. That is a direct result of her sister. Miss A is an aggressive 2 year old. She’s been on Santa’s “naughty” list I’m sure several times this year. Last night Miss E threaten Miss A that Santa was going to bring her coal! But I have a feeling the sweetness is going to ooze out of Miss A now because she does not want coal.
As much as she believes and loves Santa, Miss E wasn’t so sure of him when she met him in Disney World. She gave him a Mickey Mouse sticker but didn’t want to sit on his lap. She snuggled right in with Mrs. Claus and sweetly told each of them she wanted a “kitty” for Christmas. Miss A wants a puppy. They combined also want bunnies and a guinea pig. Santa told us baby animals aren’t known to thrive in North Dakota winters and that Spring might be a better time of year for the girls to get their plethora of new animals. But hopefully Santa doesn’t let us down completely and brings a few (non-animal) surprises.
Speaking of surprises, my husband and I can’t ever keep surprises from each other. Ever. We decided this year to not exchange gifts. We’d like to get some new bedroom furniture. There is only so much money to go around so it seemed logical. But then yesterday I received an email…
from my dear husband with an image of a pair of shoes he’d like for his birthday…which is in March…or if I changed my mind about no exchanging gifts between the two of us at Christmas, I could get them for him. We could just do small gifts, he suggested. It’s a pair of shoes. Not a boat. Or a snowmobile. I suppose I can splurge for the man of my life who is certainly on the “nice” list this year.
This weekend we are hosting a Christmas Cheer party for my husband and father-in-law’s contractors and top customers of the past year in our lumberyard business.
A few things on the menu include: