Every year, some neighbors of ours decorate their yard with the Christmas menagerie. In this amazing collection, they display some traditional and some not-so-traditional animals, all decorated with accompanying Santa hats. We love going up there every year (some of us many times a season) to see what new and unusual Christmas animals appear.
I don’t want to give the false impression that everything is 100% rosy and cheerful around here all the time, but Christmas Day and Christmas Eve have had some pretty great moments interspersed between the incredibly overwrought shrieking and imperious demanding most frequently propagated by our offspring.
Boy did Benji get a lot of books for Christmas. In fact, he really only got one toy, the Lego set we gave him. He also got a new backpack and lunch box, which is nice, but not exactly fun to play with.