We had our Christmas party over at "Camp Scarlet" on the Wednesday before Christmas. Well, actually, what we had was Scarlet thinking she could get more done in 3 hours than she really could. We baked cookies, made snowflake ornaments and tree ornaments, played with play dough, danced to Christmas carols, had a parade...it doesn't really sound like a lot, when I list it like that, but believe me, with three 3 year olds, it was...Car had to leave before we got any of the cookies decorated, but Pal got to decorate a few. Whew. That morning was a metaphor for my life in that week pre-Christmas. So many plans, but I was just physically unable to complete everything, and I was so busy trying to accomplish everything on my list that I forgot to enjoy myself. I know some of you can relate. But, you know what? It was OK that I didn't get everything done before Christmas. We already knew that I wasn't Superwoman--so what's one more confirmation that I can't do everything and do it well? The world did not come to an end. Not even a little bit.
|Logo and Bubby putting their cookie decorating skills to work|
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We were gone for most of our Christmas break, visiting family and attending a party in honor of my Grandma's 85th birthday, so we opened our family Christmas gifts a few days early. Logo was the first to open a gift--I forget what I was doing that prevented me from being in the living room with everyone else, but they kept asking if Logo could go ahead and open his present and I kept saying no, because I needed to be there with the camera. His reaction did not disappoint:
So that's what he was so excited about--32 little football helmets, representing the 32 NFL teams. As you can see, he had calmed down a bit by the time we took this picture: