Saturday, December 27, 2008
We all had a wonderful Christmas! Ryan was VERY excited to finally get a cell phone, and although Kailyn was very disappointed she didn't get one (she's 8 ... not happening), she felt a lot better after opening up her American Girl Doll (thank you grandma)!
And the cats ... here is one of them who thought the "princess tent" was for him. AHEM ... "Baby, you are not a princess!" He didn't listen ... or care, as he has spent every moment he could in the "princess tent"!
Although I tried very hard not to think about "learning to listen opportunities" with every present I picked up for Aiden, it wasn't easy. In the end, he got a lot of books, many toys that dealt with popping balls or pushing balls or rolling balls or catching balls, and Elmo (because even with this little Elmo I figured we could play "baby"). After he opened them all, I figured I went a bit overboard with all the "ball" toys (probably since we were working with balls for many different reasons in therapy - "ready, set, go", "roll, kick, bounce the ball", "push ... the ball into the hole", dropping the ball when a Ling sound is heard ... and on and on and on) ... and I decided to bring back a few. Honestly, how many "ball" toys does the boy truly need!?!
We were truly just all thankful that noone was puking and felt good enough to enjoy the day. I made a turkey and all the trimmings (for my "boys" who just love turkey) and all in all, it was a very relaxing day full of laughter and smiles! Here are some of my fave pics ... just to share ... which I experimented with my new camera and its fun effects!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and yours!