The plan was to put up a cute Christmas post, but it turned out that when I had internet access, I didn't have the time and vice versa. I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Ours was as good as it could be I guess. It's been a stressful season to say the least. Most of the stress occurred before the actual day.
At the moment, it's just about making sure we spend time with all of our closest relatives. This is easy compared to some of the preparations and events occuring before Christmas.
On the 25th, we drove some of the day, but was able to spend the morning at home doing our own thing. The boys liked their gifts from Santa Claus. Most importantly, they did not figure out that Santa looks quite a bit like mom. My nine year old was awake until midnight (in his room), so to be safe "Santa" waited to put the gifts under the tree. There was also last minute wrapping to do. "Santa" fell into bed at about 1 a.m. Luckily, the boys did not wake up until 8 a.m., so there was a nice bit of time to sleep.
The big hit with my little one was a Ty Beanie Babies calico kitten named Tabbles and a gray Ty puppy named Fizzer. At almost five years of age he is still pretty easy to please. He also liked his Pet Shop game. Anything animal is a good bet with him.
As for the older one, thanks to the summer arts program for kids with Asperger's Syndrome and high functioning autism, Santa discovered that my guy liked auto harps. Forunately "Santa" was able to find one for under twenty dollars at a local big box store. The auto harp was a hit too, as was an inexpensive video camera for kids. The little one, however, objected to being filmed so this caused some minor friction before we packed up and headed off for Ohio.
As for me, my Amazon.com loving hubby did take the hints I gave him about two certain books. (I may comment about those later.) My husband was happy with two t-shirts from two different alma matters and a few other small gifts. The biggest gift to the two of us, however, was being able to watch our boys on Christmas morning.