Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let's celebrate Christmas in the snow!
Okay, so that's not quite how the song goes but that's what we did anyways! Yesterday was our Saskatoon Christmas Day. And I woke up feeling about 98% normal -- an early Christmas miracle! Whoo hoo!!!
Lego Bible. Unfortunately he thought it was actual Lego and was a little disappointed that it wasn't.
My Grandma Krahn came over for supper and we had some fun with different kinds of napkin folding. Rachel really enjoyed the "two babies in a hammock" Great-Grandma folded for her. Opa demonstrated the "dead chicken" napkin folding technique!
We enjoyed my mom's yummy Christmas pudding with caramel sauce and ice cream for dessert. It has carrots and potatoes in it so it's really quite healthy! :)
After supper, since Opa and Oma took pity on Sam and his disappointment at not having Lego, and Opa had run some errands, we had Christmas Part Two. Rachel got a puzzle, which she then proceeded to do about fifteen times.
And Sam was thrilled to get his Lego. It is a set which makes a helicopter or a plane or a hovercraft. Opa and Sam made a plane together.
Earlier yesterday afternoon I had had a fleeting thought that this was the first Christmas in quite a number of years where we hadn't received something from Polka Dot Piggy Designs, my cousin's business. Then Mom and Dad had one last present for us. And it was oven mitts, my cousin's newest creations!
Okay, you all need to get yourself a pair of these oven mitts and a camera which has continuous shooting mode. Oh, and family members who are willing to pose crazily with these awesome oven mitts! I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard. Or heard Dave laugh that hard! I promised my mom and dad and Dave that I wouldn't post any of their crazy poses but I have no such obligation to not share these awesome pictures of me :) Enjoy!
For a Christmas Day determined solely by cheap(er!) plane tickets and convenient scheduling, it was a really great day! And we still have four days of Saskatchewan adventures to come...