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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pictureless Top Ten

Oh, I know that y'all are waiting (not-so) patiently for Christmas pics. They're coming! I just need to beg Richie to download them from the camera to the computer!

Until then, I figured it was a good time for a Top Ten List.

Top Ten Highlights of Christmas 2008:

1) Ellie slept in till 9:00 or later every morning of the holidays. Kid you not. It was the BEST. GIFT. EVER. Now, yesterday morning back at work was a RUDE awakening, but it was so worth it.

2) "Me sit on the seat with Mommy and read Cinderella." That's right, people. A TEN-WORD SENTENCE. From the mouth of my daughter. Whoot!

3) Jam Jams. Oh, man, my Grandma still has it in her. Nothing is better than a dipped-in-coffee Grandma-made Jam Jam cookie. Nothing.

4) The Price Is Right. For Wii! I hate video games. But, get me a TPIR disc and I'm all into it. We originally bought the game for my 7 and 10 year old cousins. It was the last one on the shelf, so we had to buy it unwrapped. Of course, that meant that we could "test it out" before giving it to them for Christmas. Let's just say that we ended up keeping TPIR and getting them another game instead (cuz, really, would a 7-year-old know the price of a can of spaghetti sauce??). My favorite game? Plinko. Man, it's just such a productive way to spend my time.

5) Baby Zach. This was my nephew's first Christmas and he was so precious. Ellie's getting more comfortable with him every time they're together and I can't WAIT for next Christmas when they can actually interact! It warms my hear to know that she will have someone to play with at gatherings. Perhaps it gives me a little more room to think about the possibility of only child-ness. (And THAT, my friends, is a topic for a different day...)

6) Ellie's kitchen. My parents bought sweet Ellie a play kitchen and she loves it. And I love watching her love it. I can't tell you how I savor the moments when Ellie's just a typical three-year-old girl. Just banging around with her teal-blue pots, making me oatmeal and bananas on her plastic stove.

7) Anne Murray Christmas CD. Richie-Rich got me the Canadian crooner's holiday album and it is FAB. I still say that deep down, my parents gave me the middle name of "Ann Marie" because it sounds so much like Anne Murray. Anne and I, we're tight.

8) Trivial Pursuit. With amazing friends and a bottle of wine. Mmm, mmm good. And the girls team kicking some boy boo-tay. Oh yeah.

9) The village. No, no, not my small little hometown, but the Dickens village that Richard puts up every year. This year's new addition was the Alamo. Nothin' like a little Texas in the Christmas village to warm the heart.

10) 5 days of Richie and Ellie. They are my loves.


Sheila said...

Hi Chrystie! It all sounds great but the 10 word sentence made my heart leap with joy! Oh, and the sleeping late makes me soooooo jealous! Way to go, Ellie! Can't wait to see the pics!