Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas at Daddy's House...

Here it is, the masterpiece! Yes, those are the little hands of Miss M working on her first gingerbread house! She calls it "cookie house." Obviously Daddy didn't bake it; it's from a kit. Still, we had a ball putting it together and decorating it. Funny, she didn't want to eat it though. Guess it's just too pretty. :)

I have to say, after all the fear of having a lonely Christmas, it might have been the best one I've every had. Who knew? I went to a movie with a friend Christmas Eve (Avatar, pretty good), had breakfast with a buddy Christmas morning, and then went to a big Christmas party that afternoon. Saw a ton of friends and realized that I wasn't the only one who didn't see family on Christmas. Once Miss M showed up, we had SO much fun. Roller skates, a princess castle, and a new tent (in the form of a castle) were her big presents. We barely left the apartment for the next two days! The excitment on her face was priceless and I actually forgot that it wasn't the actual Christmas Day.

Feeling really grateful and realizing that while this isn't the life I pictured, it's a pretty good one.

Happy New Year to everyone. Looking forward to hearing about all your lives in 2010.


MindyMom said...

Glad you had a great Christmas and that things turned out better than you imagined.

So impressed with the "cookie house"! :)

Danielle said...

Glad everything went better than expected for you. The cookie house is awesome.

Senorita said...

So nice to hear you had a wonderful Xmas.

My mom is Austrian, and sweets are her thing. As a child she would build gingerbread houses from scratch, no kits involved.

Good thing you didn't make gingerbread houses with me, Daddy, I would've eating everything !

ShellSpann said...

I'm so happy to hear you had a great Christmas!! :)

T said...

Yay! I guess it can be Christmas anyday if you offer presence and fun to your children. To them, any day can be the "BEST DAY EVER!"

I love it when my girls say that.

Happy New Year, BCD.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you had a good Christmas. I know it's hard sometimes when we have certain expectations about what we would like the day to be....but sometimes when we're willing to just go with the flow and respond positively with what we're given, we are pleasantly surprised. :)

Debbie said...

love the house!! I always say I will make one..never do!:) good for yoU!!

jenn said...

I'm glad that you had a good Christmas. I watched Avatar last weekend also. (Great graphics and a good, but predictable, story.)

Love the gingerbread house. I'm embarrassed to say that we still haven't made our gingerbread house. I just forgot last weekend with all the Christmas craziness. And now I feel like the worst mom because Shiloh keeps asking. We're going to make it this weekend sometime.

Happy new year.

NYC Single Mom said...

Wow, a gingerbread house, most impressive and putting us to shame. I give you kudos for coming up with an innovative project, that miss M will remember.

in 2010, I started my own Jumpstart project where I do something different everyday, I am putting the gingerbread house on the list for next christmas.

Saw Avatar. Had to, couldnt wait. I am sooo happy it turned out better than you imagined. I know Miss M was happy to spend time with you.

BTW - lots of people dont spend xmas with their family. We didnt and I am actually happy this year that we did not spend time in airports or train stations. Santa found us anyway and thats all the matters.

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