Saturday, December 25, 2010
The first thing we had to do before Christmas Eve and Christmas traditional events was get clean.
Last night before we picked up our Applebee's take-out (probably won't become a tradition), Lincoln and I drove around some of the Cuyahoga Falls neighborhoods to look at Christmas lights. Then after dinner, we set out cookies and milk for Santa. And they were gone by morning! More on this later.
Jenn had never seen A Christmas Carol and it brought back great memories for me.
Christmas morning was a lot of fun. Lincoln really got into the present-thing, and he wanted to play with each toy and read each book as soon as he opened each of them. Between Matchbox and HotWheels cars, books, Henry (from Thomas & Friends), a music set (drum, harmonica, tambourine & whistle), and a snow shovel, he was on sensory-overload. He skipped breakfast, so we had to settle for brunch, but that meant he could go down for an early nap, which will work well for the rest of the day. Here's a sampling of our morning...
I was also excited to receive from Jenn the BBC series Life. You may recall seeing this on the Discovery Channel. The best part about this DVD set is that it has the original narration by David Attenborough, not Oprah Winfrey. It's no secret I'm not an Oprah fan, but what made me dislike her narration wasn't her politics and peddling of well-packaged New Ageism. She's just a lousy narrator. Don't take my word for it, he says the same thing, and so do the commenters on this post. Also on the gift stack is the BBC's Yellowstone series. More great nature viewing ahead!