The plans were made! The house was set and ready for Matilda and Sebastian to come to Grammy's house for their Christmas gifts! Here they are sitting on the old quilt waiting patiently for Daddy to be "Santa" handing out the gifts........
Faster then you can imagine........gifts were opened. Sebastian's favorite thing to say was, "Wow, way cool" in his three year old voice! I agreed.
Matilda said her favorite gift was the pop-up book about the Wizard of Oz that Grammy found in Seattle at the Chihuly Gardens gift shop. It IS way cool.
I then sat back and watched John and Sebastian putting the Hot Wheels race track together.
So many memories of years of putting stuff together for my kids flooded my mind. I had as much fun watching them find part 6 and where to put it into 7, etc. etc. etc. Hilarious. Don't you remember those kind of experiences?
The goggles moved to Matilda's forehead where they stayed most of the afternoon as she explored, among other things, Lincoln Logs. Remember those?
Sebastian wanted a little break at one point. Especially after he discovered that the little cactus sitting on the floor next to him sang, "Feliz Navidad". Here he's eating grapes and cashews along with other stuff.
And, Sebastian was showing me his dance moves again to Feliz Navidad.
About this time, three hours into the fun, it occurred to me that I should get the food on the table that I had prepared earlier in the day. Pork roast, au gratin potatoes, field peas with snaps, crescent rolls and Christmas cookies for dessert.
I never got a bite of any of it, because.........
I had a gift to give to myself first!
A black eye! Yup, I spun around and did a four point landing with my head hitting the corner of one of those little Mexican chairs. The other points injured were my two knees and my left breast.
I didn't know what hurt worse. I had a knot on the side of my eye that was the size of a golf ball.
I knew before it even started happening that I was probably going to have a black eye.
Woo hoo, with an ice pack on my head I went to bed. This is what I saw when I got up this morning.
My gift to myself. One I would have liked to refuse.
By the way, this is my first "selfie" photo. In my opinion, "awful looking".
Interestingly that hurts the least.
I'm moving slow today and have no plans to do anything other then to watch movies and possibly eat later. No one here. In fact, at 11:30AM, I'm still in my flannels.
Hope you got many wonderful gifts and have had a wonderful day so far.
I bet, of all of us, I'm the only one to get a black eye as a Christmas gift!