With Jeff working, I let the kids choose what we would have for supper. In past years we've dined on crab legs, shrimp and porterhouse steak.
Not this year.
This year, the kids picked... drumroll please... hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls.
I'm so thankful the weather and roads allowed me and the kids to get to all the places we wanted to go this Christmas. It meant we made it home Christmas Day by shortly after Jeff woke up. Just in time for the kids to open even more presents.
If you've been keeping count through the last few days' blog posts, the stockings were the third gift opening event for the kids.
Among Santa's latest treats were books, candy, a few more Playmobil soldiers for AJ, and - much to Sydney's great delight - a flashlight.
Once he got past his disappointment that he wouldn't be meeting the president at the Armory's Christmas party (don't ask me where he got that idea), AJ focused instead on the thrill of seeing so many soldiers in one place. He is, after all, planning to be a soldier some day, himself. It's all part of his career path that will some day take him to the White House, he figures.
This year's party was actually the best organized one we've ever attended. Small toys for the children were placed at each table, as were crayons. The kids were encouraged to color right on the table cloth.
Not to discourge his military/political plans, but I think AJ just may have a future as a performance artist. Listen to him sing as he colors. I especially like the sound effects he adds in for the fireworks.