Going back to Christmas…

I am still playing catch up with blogging, but once I finish up the Christmas series I’ll be up to date! I have kept up once I got through the holiday hullabaloo. Then we got hit with snowmageddon, and I still can’t even look at the pictures without cringing, there’s still snow in our front and back yard. But back before there was snow, there was Christmas! We had Christmas #1 at home at our house with my parents and the bulk of the gifts. Emphasis on bulk.

The tree Christmas 2014

There’s Fred in the corner, checking out the loot. Speaking of Fred, or Fredwina we should now say, he had medical problems back in November where he started peeing all over the house for no apparent reason. Poor guy was very uncomfortable and ended up after many exams and attempts, discovered to have bladder stones. He was scheduled for surgery and on the morning of, he ended up blocked (unable to pee, literally blocked) and thankfully the surgery then cured that problem which would have killed him. Because of the blockage and the stones, they decided that it would be appropriate to remove the male genitalia that makes it more likely for this all to happen to him and we agreed because having a cat pee all over your house is no fun. So Fred is no longer anatomically a boy, but he’s healthy and we love him. Back to Christmas…

We had a very nice Sunday morning opening up obscenely many gifts. Ewan has got gift opening down pat now and so he’s thrilled to open up everything in front of him, even if it isn’t his, so watch closely.

Ewan opening his gift

Josie hugging Celia in thanks

Papa Josie Pama

Ewan opening more gifts

Jordi and his toothbrush holder


My most clever gift this year is the one above, nothing amazing, but it’s a toothbrush holder because Jordi was  getting very frustrated that we all had our toothbrushes too close together and hitting one another in our current setup. This one is a custom wood model and has worked out great so far.

Making cookies

Above they are making cookies, peanut butter blossoms. Since I was sick for so much of November and December I barely got the cookies made once I finally felt I wouldn’t be spreading germs. But they were made and all baked off. Next year I hope to be starting sooner, and not sick.

Also for Christmas morning I made a short video of just how active our morning was, the kids don’t sit still at all. It’s a time lapse one and I like watching how Ewan’s water bottle moves around the frame, again and again and again. Plus the paper bag full of recycling.

One Response to “Going back to Christmas…”

  1. papa Says:

    Love the time-lapse, love all of you!

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