As my grandson gets older Christmas has an air of excitement again. He believes in the The Claus and at two and a half informed me that the the carrot I provided for Rudolph was way too small. He woke up later than he wanted to and promptly came to wake myself and gramps up as well as Smiley grandma up--that would be hubby's mom. He helped his mom give out gifts to everyone. Sporting a Santa hat, he was so adorable. I didn't care about much about my small pile of gifts. It was Ike's excitement that made me glow as much as his moms did when she was that small. The kids left our house and went to visit his granny across town. Hubs and I went for a drive as his mom rested. My friend Ellen joined us for the rest of the afternoon and we played cards for the afternoon until dinner was cooked.
There was no turkey and the usual fixings this year.We feel that it isn't what you cook for a gathering but who is at the table to eat it. So this year it was two kinds of lasagne, coleslaw and french bread. Okay so the one kind of lasagne was not as good as we hoped but we ate it anyway. We had rainbow/five cup salad for desert. After dinner my friend Deb stopped by after her family dinner and I was glad to see her. Over all it was a great day.
Boxing day involved taking the kids back to Oshawa where they live. We stopped off for truck stop grub--which I might add is the best truckstop food i have had the pleasure of eating. Do I love food? You can bet your sweet bippy on that one. Ike and I exchanged funny faces across the table--somehow he thinks Grandmas pouty face is hilarious.
Thursday we got to see three of the four of Hubby's kids and his former wife. Shea's' girlfriend showed up too and we shared take out Chinese.
I enjoyed the visits and all that but I was more than content to come home and settle into my jammies and veg.
I have to rate this Christmas as a success as there was little drama and only one melt down by the boy. Everyone seemed love the gifts they received and that was a bonus.