Our Christmas 2010 and the First Snow

by Dagmar Bleasdale on December 27, 2010

Here is a video I shot of Landon belting it out during our Christmas party . . .  I love how he can’t stop himself from swaying, and how proud he is that he knows the “Rudolph” song.

But let’s start from the beginning:

I can’t believe that another Christmas has come and gone. All that anticipation, all the planning…

Like last year, L and I left out cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeers. And sure enough, they came and ate them, see?

L was very happy with all the toys and the camera he got from us and Santa. He played with the new Playmobil policeman all morning and then we left for Don’s sister’s house in Chappaqua where we always celebrate Christmas with the whole family.

Last year I took 200 pictures and forgot to get one of us in front of Lisa’s huge Christmas tree. This year I didn’t forget, but Don is too shy to share it, so here is a different picture of it. Lisa always makes a point to decorate her whole house with beautiful holiday decorations.

After a great dinner, we started the Bleasdale Clan Christmas show. Landon sang “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little star” with his cousins while strumming on the violin.

One of the skits involved Uncle Steve and his two little boys doing a rendition of Sesame Street’s “I Love Trash” song, which was the highlight of the show. Steve, a music teacher, had made cardboard trash cans and L had to try one out, of course.

We had a wonderful time again this year; it’s always so nice to have everyone together. And Santa was very good to all of us. Don got a 9,000 piece puzzle! Any guess how big a table has to be for a huge puzzle like that, and how long it would take to finish it with a preschooler around?

I caught some kind of stomach bug and felt terrible all day yesterday, so we basically just spend the day in the living room. It was the perfect day for that because a blizzard started and we couldn’t really go anywhere anyway.

We hardly got off the couch all day. I didn’t have much energy for anything, Don watched hours of football, and Landon played with his new toys. I read to L a bit, and then he ventured out to play in the first snow of this winter with Daddy.

Today, we woke up to over a foot of snow. Some of it was much higher because of strong drifting. Landon helped Daddy shovel a lot of it and I went sledding with him.

Too bad that all this snow isn’t sticky; I can’t wait to make the first snowman. Remember the cool snowman kit I had last year?

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bubbleboo January 1, 2011 at 8:53 PM

What a lovely post – and thank you for letting your readers link up, too! :) We had really powdery snow this Winter – our snowman had a tendency to collapse a lot!


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