Itâ€™s Christmas Eve. Â It was a rare day for Wendy and I as we both had if off work. Â We slept in for a bit and then I woke and was surprised that I wasnâ€™t sick. Â After a nice breakfast of Eggs BenedictÂ and then taking the dogs out for a walk, we spend the rest of the day chilling out before heading meeting some friends for lunch at Alexanderâ€™s. Â After some nachos, we chilled out a bit before heading over to Lee and Brittanyâ€™s for dinner.
Since it was Camdynâ€™s first Christmas, it was all about her.
We gave her a baby tablet, Oliver got her a cell phone, and Mark gave her a teddy bear that is the size of Oliver. Â Iâ€™m seriously rethinking that gift. Â She could get crushed by that bear. Â Then again, in a fight with a giant monster, it will do quite well.
Wendy and I gave Lee a crate of dynamite inspired fire starter from Cabelaâ€™s. Â Basically they are fire starters that look like sticks of TNT and come in a wooden TNT looking crate. Â Unless I got him the wrong stuff and I actually got him dynamite. Â If that is the case Evergreen could have a different look the first time he starts his fire pit. Â Camdyn can use the giant bear as a protective barrier.
Along with Camdyn getting a teddy bear, we found Leeâ€™s childhood teddy bear in a box in the corner of our basement. Â It is over 30 years old, has seen better days but Wendy carefully sewed up Teddy and then got him a new outfit from Build-a-Bear. Â So there will not just be one but two bears in their household, even if one is a greybeard. Â Lee was so shocked that I think he almost cried when we gave him Teddy. Â It was pretty sweet.
Lee wanted to get me a tripod but Amazon didnâ€™t ship it in time. Â Instead he gave me an Amazon.com gift certificate. Â They also gave me a battery backup for my cell phone and a Pentax remote control for my camera.
They gave Wendy the main game and first expansion pack to Cards Against Humanity. The best part of the gift is that neither Lee, Brittany, or Wendy had realized how taboo it was. Â They also gave hime a tea cup and tea from Davidâ€™s Tea, a knife sharpener, and two books by Anne Lamott. Â
They gave Mark an indoor basketball hoop, a book on the history of the NFL, a Denver Broncos toque (or knit cap for you Americanâ€™s out there), and a violent PS3 game.
Now we get to head to bed and see what will happen on Christmas morning. Â
Hope your evening was a good one.