Christmas here was a very quiet affair...well, as quiet as it gets with a manic, tired, cranky and overstimulated 2 year old. We opened gifts with Dan's parents via Skype. I love technology! It was nice to share a special time with them, despite being 2300 miles away.
After breakfast (a yummy strata made by Dan), Kendra was sent to her room to calm down. This was repeated after a plowman's plate lunch of gourmet cheeses, crackers, apples and orange slices. She finally took a nap, and woke up in a much better mood.
Dan and I played the Wii game he gave me - Harry Potter the First 4 Years. It was fun to sit and play a game. It's something we don't get a chance to do very often.
Kendra enjoyed her toys, and it's hard to say what her favorite is. (Here are some Christmas pictures...) She got a fun racetrack for cars, a cleaning cart full of "just like mom" stuff (broom, dustpan, little vacuum), a Cabbage Patch baby, a toddler play cell phone, some sticker books, a Crayola color wonder book and markers, some bathtub crayons and a small bag of M&MS. We didn't want to go too crazy with gifts, and I think we did ok. Dan bought me some nice shoes and a beautiful pair of earrings. I gave him some clothes and a hot pepper grower. We also gave each other the Google Revue and a camcorder.
It was a nice, quiet Christmas. I missed being at my grandma's, but I didn't miss the stress of traveling at the holidays.
The only mar on a great day was Mickey-dog seems to have had a type of doggie stroke. He can't walk, and didn't eat or drink for 36 hours. He finally ate a bit today, and Dan took him out to potty. We'll try for an emergency run to the vet in the morning to see what to do. He is making improvements, but it will come down to a quality of life issue.