Saturday, December 25, 2010


Merry Christmas! I'll use this as a catch all and update as needed.

  • The FP Gal is going to incredible forensic lengths to make certain that our daughter doesn't catch on that the 'Santa' gifts actually came from our hands. She has separate wrapping paper for the inter-family stuff and is being careful not to mix that up with the anything that came from the North Pole. Keep in mind that Relia is three years old and will be hopped up on candy tomorrow.
  • So far it's been quiet upstairs. I told Relia to come into our room in the morning to try and keep her from coming downstairs and ripping everything open. Wish us luck!
  • (Morning update.) And . . . the wake up went very well. Both the FP Gal and I were actually awake before Relia was. She came into our room and was very excited to go downstairs. The FP Gal got down first and I carried our big girl down the steps. She ran to the tree and found a big pile of presents! And then turned to the stockings and found that her's was stuffed! All very exciting.
  • The plan is for us to take the under tree presents over to the FP Gal's parent's and open them there.


DD4 said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Kate said...

Merry Christmas! The wonder in her heart is so, so sweet.

Pat said...

OK--Love being able to see this through the eyes of a 3 year old. Good idea to keep wrapping paper separate. She is so bright that it would not have taken her long to figure it out. Way to keep on top of it. Did she manage it well when she had to wait to open her presents?

carrster said...

Um, we use separate wrapping paper too! Didn't think there was any other way!

Sounds like it was a big success!