We went to Eastern Washington for Christmas and stayed all last week. In the mad dash to get everything in our cars and over there before the Seahawks game (we're going to playoffs baby!) I forgot all the presents Santa had dropped off!
I'd even asked him to bring them early since I knew we wouldn't be home for Christmas.
It wasn't until we had stopped off at my Grandma's and were on our way to eat that I realized what had happened. There may have been tears shed (mine) an offer to drive over and get them (B's) but I didn't feel right making him spend 5 hours in the car for my mistake. So, two days before Christmas I went to the biggest store in my family's town and in the bigger one next to it: Walmart.
I hate Walmart.
I know the Bambinos didn't know any different but the Santa gifts were so cool and the whole reason I wanted to spend Christmas in Eastern Washington was so that my grandma could share in the excitement of the Bambinos' eyes lighting up when they saw their gifts.
I was heartbroken.
The Bambinos still loved their gifts, even though I think their Santa ones are better. They'll get those ones on their birthday which is less than a month away. And, besides that snafu, Christmas was great!
It was a week filled with family from near to far, a ton of food and all around happiness as we spent time with those we love so much. This year was extra special because for the first time ever, all four great-grandchildren spent Christmas with my grandma. I'm soooo happy we made it over there, as I've mentioned before, it's one of my favorite places to visit.
|Bug taking an interest in a baby cousin.|
|This little cousin is adorable! But, this is all you get to see, I refuse to put someone else's kid on the internet.|
B was completely overwhelmed because my family is so much bigger than his and the opening of presents was pretty much chaos. There really is paper flying everywhere with so many of us in one room.
|B's fave present is a custom bobble head! I'll have a review of the company up soon.|
From my family to yours, Merry (belated) Christmas.