Merry Christmas

Reindeer foodHi, Papa Urchin here today. Unfortunately, Mama is suffering the lingering effects of a food poisoning incident on Saturday night. — I fully blame Santa! No seriously, we took the kids to the swanky mall Saturday afternoon to see Santa. Just as we walked up, they closed the line so the big guy could take his dinner break. We decided to do some shopping and get dinner ourselves. All was well, we got some last minute gifts, had a nice dinner at a upscale chain grill and saw the big man. By bed time we knew somethings was wrong, by morning Mama was saying “[she] had never been so sick in her life.” If Santa had only thrown back a few more cookies at lunch, we never would have had dinner at the mall and none of this would have happened. — Mama is progressing back to health, but still in need of extra sleep, so here I am. We were able to make it to church last night, but will have a quiet dinner at home tonight. (Does anyone deliver on Christmas Day?)

HungI don’t really have anything crafty for you today, but how about some pictures. After church and munchies with the family at our place, the kids set out to feed the reindeer. –Every year our family doctor gives us bags of reindeer food (oats and glitter) for the kids to leave on the front lawn. He always tells the kids that his daughters swear by the stuff, I always wonder if anyone mentioned the fact that daddy is a doctor? Either way it’s always a fun time with the kids and makes for great pictures if you can capture the glitter in the air (which I didn’t this year.)

Next up, stockings hung by the mantel with care. — In case you are wondering that is not our real mantle. We couldn’t find stocking hangers that worked with heavy stocking and our stone mantel so a few years ago I whipped up a wood box and we screwed mug hooks to it. This works great with those overload stockings and then packs up with the rest of the decorations.

Why do I have to stop on the step for a picute, let me at the loot NOW!Katie opening Santa's loot

Christmas morning started well, as you can see Tristan was not very interested in posing for his picture on the stairs before checking out all the loot Santa brought. The joy of the kids faces as they unwrapped their gifts helped Mama feel better, but still not well enough to make it to Grandma & Granddad Urchins house for the annual dinner. Finally, as a parting shot you can see my attempt at a christmas photo of the kids. This one didn’t make the cut, but you can see the one that did over at Urchins.

Outtake 1

Merry Christmas from the Urchins, and expect to see Mama back in action before the New Year. She has a number of handmade gifts for your blog reading delights.


6 Responses to “Merry Christmas”

  1. 1 amandajean December 25, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    merry christmas, Urchins! I hope mama is back to 100% soon. 🙂

  2. 2 marie December 26, 2007 at 6:53 am

    oh, that’s terrible. Hope you’re feeling better soon, Mama Urchin!!

  3. 3 Jennifer December 27, 2007 at 9:55 am

    Bless your heart, hope you are feeling better soon. The pictures are great. Reindeer food…I love it!

  4. 4 twiddletails December 27, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    How awful! I hope everything is better by now.

  5. 5 lyn December 27, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    Oh no !
    I hope Mama is feeling better by now, please send her my love.

  6. 6 Amy December 28, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and GET WELL WISHES. YUCKO – sorry about that.

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