Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Day

Here's a top secret Christmas tradition we have.
Because surely nobody else in the world has thought of this one.
Ha ha ha ha ha.

We save boxes for wrapping gifts.
Partly because it's easier to wrap a box than something random and pointy.
And to disguise the gift.
And because we're just weird classy like that.

So that, when Kerry opens a gift wrapped in a Disney box
we can all sing out,
It's just a box!
You know, in case he had a fleeting thought that
someone had actually bought him size 4 Disney Princess shoes.
Some boxes have been passed around for years.
But this year's special attraction were the little boxes that
miniature lights come in.

It's a box!

Wyatt may be mostly growing out of toys, but there was one he mentioned repeatedly,
and Gramma and Grampa came through.

Likewise, Gunnar.

Tate, who was so fixated on plastic soldiers he didn't ask for a Nerf gun,
was momentarily disappointed,
but contented himself with boxes and bags
until - to his joy - he received more toy soldiers.
And money.
Money is always good.

And then, the big finish,
Civil War Reproduction Muskets,
complete with caps.
 Because what is Christmas without munitions.

Ho ho ho.


The dB family said...

Lol! Definitely a testosterzone Christmas. I still LOVE those shirts! The muskets are VERY cool!


melanie said...

Muskets = Cool!

I hope you received some safety gear to prepare for all the nerf darts that will be flying.

We reuse boxes as well, so it's always the reminder to OPEN the box and see if it's really a camera or not, etc. ;-)

Happy New Year!

P.S. We (TIM) finally made your taquitos Monday night :-D Yum!
-- I was out shopping-beyond- dropping until 9:30pm with my older girls :-\ but they saved us some =)

Cathy M. said...

Thanks for sharing the joy of Christmas morning with your family. Loved the photos. We had a big gathering on Christmas eve with the extended family. All the young'uns brought those nerf guns. It's amazing nothing got broken, because the entire house was a battleground, all day long. I keep finding those little projectiles everywhere.

Happy New Year to you and the family!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

That is the peak of boy Christmas happiness I think!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

H West said...

and what would muskets be without caps! Ha! Love it.

Choate Family said...

Nice to be back in town and catching up on your blog. Somehow, you make me feel a little more...well, normal :-)

Doug Hibbard said...

I am extraordinarily jealous of those presents!!

Actually, where did the muskets come from? Because we need some of those.


Organizing Mommy said...

roar! What is Christmas without munitions! Love it. Thing 1, 2, and 3 are well equipped. Those muskets look so cool.

quilt-n-mama said...

Oh... The Kentucky Long Rifles... We have one, or two... ok, maybe three of these around our house! It used to be just the boys playing with them, then we studied Sybil Luddington and now there is a fight over who gets to carry a long rifle! A few more showed up under our tree this Christmas as well!