Well, we still aren’t feeling up to snuff in the Ohlsson household, but I figured the grandparents had suffered long enough for a glimpse of the boy. So I’m sitting at the computer coughing and blowing my nose while I write this entry. What a dedicated writer I am, eh? I’m nursing myself through the experience with an Irish Cream liquer. Our last of the year, as tomorrow we begin project “get fit in the new year” and Irish Cream, sadly, is not on the acceptable food list. But that’s another story altogether.
The day before Christmas, Liam decided to get a headstart on unwrapping one of his presents by himself. He managed to rip the paper so he could see what was inside. An airplane!!! After that, there was no stopping him, so we allowed him one present. It was a Fisher-Price airplane from Gramma and Grampa M, and he loves it!! Me, I’m a little concerned about all you hear in the news about drunken airline pilots. What message are we sending our kids? Here’s proof of this sad statistic: even pilots for the kid-friendly Holiday Flight Airlines have been photographed lying down on the job, presumably too drunk to stay at the controls.
The rest of the gifts waited for Christmas Day. As we were still feeling lousy, I’m afraid there are few pictures of the event. Liam enjoyed unwrapping the gifts much more this year, although he got extremely frustrated if there was too much tape and/or paper standing between him and his newest toy. Although sparse by most kids’ counts, Liam’s small pile of gifts made him quite happy. From us he received: a Magna Doodle, a wooden ring counter, a Little Tikes tow truck, and a breakfast set, as well as a plethora of books. If you’re not sure what “plethora” means, maybe you should buy some books for yourself.
Here are a couple pics of Liam enjoying his breakfast set. He loves to work the kettle, make the toast, and serve us.
On Monday we cooked our turkey and had our Christmas dinner — more because the turkey was thawed and had to be eaten than that we were feeling better and ready to have it. Never fear, however, we are on the mend. Jesse sounds pretty much normal, I’m getting there, and although Liam has a way to go I think he’s on the mend as well. It hasn’t been the most fun Christmas I can recall; however, we are all safe and together as a family, and we ask for nothing more. Merry Christmas!