Friday, December 26, 2008

It's a Christmas MIRACLE!

Well, we knew it was going to be a special Christmas when Tess delivered her personalized gift on Christmas Eve. It took FIVE days, but we finally found the penny in her pants! We were all greatly relieved (especially Tess).

I know you are all anxious to see the offending penny. We had heard stories that it would come out bright and shiny--false! It was actually really dark, but it's amazing how a penny shines up after soaking in hand sanitizer for two days.

Brooke had expressed particular concern over the situation. First thing when we saw Brooke, she said to Tess: "Open your mouth. I want to see the shiny penny!" Now that the situation has resolved itself, Brooke periodically declares, "No more pennies for Tess!" Amen to that!

We've been having a wonderful Christmas holiday with Nana, Papa and the Hoopes! Brookie is a riot and little Fuzzers is a speed demon. He's on the cusp of walking, but with a walker in his hands, he RUNS! (He's something akin to Mr. Toad from Wind in the Willows).

We had our annual Christmas Eve program. I Tivoed some of the night's performances for your entertainment. Tess really enjoyed the candy cane part of Brookie's poem. Tess sucked on that thing the rest of the night. When I was carrying her up to bed that night, I heard something drop on the stairs. It was the candy cane.

We were back at Nana & Papa's on Christmas morning. Santa brought Tess this adorable doll house that I am just so excited about! It's so cute and interactive. The house makes all sorts of noises--the doorbell rings, toilet flushes, the boy in the bed snores, the duck in the bath quacks, the stove lights up & dings--just all kinds of fun things.

Don't believe that we had a good time? I have the pictures to prove it!

Merry Christmas 2008!


Maureen said...

Ah, it looks like the quest is over to find Tess the perfect hat.

Why do Nana and Papa look so NATURAL doing the hoe down? They look completely in their element.

Yay for the penny!

You're lookin' GOOD, Mimi! And that Brooke is pretty cute, too...

Maureen said...

I have so many comments on this post. Call me and I will give you a commentary on this delightful post. I love you! Dipsy

the MomBabe said...

Looks like you had a fun time!

Ann said...

Great post Miriam! First of all, so glad that you found the penny!! Secondly, it was so much fun to see your Christmas! I love the picture of you and Tess too. Also, so much fun to see the Elf videos. We were cracking up!

Laura said...

I am glad we got to be there for the passing of the penny. What a great Xmas it was.