Monday, December 27, 2010

Slide Show Sunday: Christmas 2010

Christmas morning arrived early this year. Neither the sun nor I were even awake yet. But the ballerinas were. And so the madness ensued. At 6:10am. I think the last gift was finally ripped into by 8:07am.

Santa brought the Big Ballerina a motor scooter. Just like she asked. The Little Ballerina was majorly surprised to find that Santa brought her a Barbie Vacation Jet. I think it was much more exciting than the iPod Touch she asked for. But didn't receive. Amazingly, there wasn't a kayak in sight. A pink tackle box and a couple of casting nets? Yes. A kayak? Not so much. Phew! I don't think our living room could have handled it.

The rest of the day was mellow and lazy. I'm not sure if I ever changed out of my pj's. Friends came and went. Ballerinas pinged and popped from toy to toy. College girls tutored me on the very basics of using my new Smartphone. But I still have no idea how it works. I'll be lucky if I can make a phone call with it by the new year.

We made a spiral ham for dinner. We've never done ham before. It's always been either a Christmas goose or turkey. But without my parents to share it with, it just didn't seem right. Plus, BSD and I were both too lazy to attempt such a big meal on top of all the Christmas chaos. So we opened a bottle from my dad's wine collection and ate ham. And it was all good. I think a new tradition has been born.

A two hour Skype call with my mom and sister in Connecticut finished off the evening. And even though it wasn't the same as having everyone together, it made their absence much less painful.


Dani said...

Looks like oodles of fun.

We always do ham at Christmas. Maybe it's a southern thing.

I missed out on the big holiday feast this year. The Boy came down with a 104* fever on Christmas morning, so we sent The Mr. and The Girl to represent and enjoyed leftover Thai and canned chicken and rice.

Genn said...

Hi Kim,
Sounds like a nice relaxing Christmas Day. Love your girls Nick & Nora pj's!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Isn't it wonderful that you could skype your family! Spiral ham and wine. That is a perfect Christmas meal to me!
Staying in pajama's all day- heaven!
Have a pretty day!

Kerri said...

4:45...that's when we awaken!
Love your big collage! LOoks like a great Christmas at your house!
My neighbor just showed me the pajamas that her boss got everyone for Christmas...the same ones your girls are wearing! Where are they from?
Thanks so much for the tree tip...I can't wait to tell my husband! Corn syrup?! Now I have hope for our tree next year!

Nicolle said...

We love ham and usually do it on New Year's Day. Your Christmas sounds like it was lovely and lots of fun for your girls. I love your collage of pictures! Sounds like your new tradition of ham and wine is just perfect!

Mandy said...

What a lovely Christmas day!

You know, I was really going to go all out with a Christmas dinner and also went low key. It seems every time I make that decision less really is more.

I love these photos! What a warm snug Christmas day.

Bridget said...

looks like it was a wonderful day!

{Amy} said...

looks like a fun and crazy Christmas. and no, it's not the same thing, but Skype is awesome!

emily said...

i love lazy christmas days. those are the best :)

Jill said...

Great pictures! Sounds like you all had a nice Christmas! Wishing you much health, happiness and success in 2011! Happy new year!


Karina said...

Yay - no kayak. Let's hear it for small miracles. Looks like a wonderful lazy it. Happy Holidays.

gabe said...

I love that you started a new tradition with your dad's wine. . .so wonderful to honor him that way!

Hope you have a great week relaxing some more! Especially now that you know there are no kayaks on your horizon!

BTW. . .it was a keyboard. She takes piano and really wanted a keyboard too! She is having a lot of fun with it!

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

Phew - no kayaks! ;)

The right side of your collage is cut off - is it just me? I want to see ALL of the lovely pictures!!