Christmas Visitors

So a record two feet of snow fell in the town my parents were to fly out of on Thursday.  The flight from there was delayed.  The next flight once they made it to Seattle was delayed three hours.  The next flight in DC left without them.  And so ensued the (not) so hilarious events that followed on Friday and Saturday:
  • Roundtrip driving from My Town to Frankfurt – 297 km (x2 cars) twice
  • Waiting in the hot crowded airport for two hours
  • Parking for two cars (twice) – 28€
  • Spending three hours in the car with children two days in a row
  • Waking up at 5 am
  • Standing at the wrong gate and missing said parents arrival
Finally finding your parents Saturday morning:  Priceless (almost)

The Post ‘Merry Christmas’ Post

Well, for all the wrapping and trapping that Christmas is, it sure was over quickly.  Christmas Eve we opened gifts from each other and the kids opened everything but Santa’s gifts of course. 

Chickadee got blocks from big brother, an airplane (so she can be just like him), Elmo, and lots of other stuff.  Her biggest treat was her Maclaren doll stroller.  She LOVES this thing.  She has been pushing it around the house almost non-stop.  I can’t wait till we move and then she’ll have the whole hallway to push it up and down.
Boo received his Playmobil set so now he has pretty much every piece to the airport set.  He even got the DHL truck from Santa to complete the whole thing.  Lot’s of books, a few clothes and loads of toys. 
I got my new iMac, a hat and scarf from the kids and 2 new Harry Potter books – one each in German and Finnish!  So now I have books in 5 languages 🙂  The hubby got this pen and pencil set he wanted, one of those fancy fountain pens with the ink you pour in to refill and lead to refill the pencil.  Very nice wood outside with silver trim.  I didn’t get it at first but then I wrote with it…very nice actually.  Chickadee gave him the autobiography of the guy who stole her heart, Elmo; Boo got him a DHL truck of his own.
My sister in law took this picture and I think it’s just beautiful.  She also took several others of the outdoors I plan to blow up, frame and hang around the new dining room. 
 

So it was a good Christmas.  The guests have gone (and as much as we liked having guests all month, we decided never to do back to back visits again as long as we live!) the tree comes down tonight and hopefully life will get back to normal. 
Whatever that is.