Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas 2015

This Christmas, we laid down the law. No waking us up until 5:00 a.m. And, yes, that seems like we are being generous and letting her get us up early, but that is nothing compared to how early she would do it if we didn't set parameters. She followed directions like a champ, but she did tell us that she woke up at 2:00 a.m. and played iPad until 5:00 came around.

This is her first year not really believing in Santa, so we tried to make it extra special and added a few cute things like a toy she really wanted and thought there was no way she would get it. Dale wrote a beautiful letter from Santa about the magic of Christmas and left the BB8 robot from Star Wars on her bed. The letter told her to go upstairs to find one more present, and she loved it.

Most unfortunately, our normally fabulous Saudi weather turned into an atypical day of rain akin to something out of Seattle, so she didn't have a chance to go outside and play with toys. We did, however, take advantage of our local golf club and partake of their turkey dinner for lunch, mostly so I didn't have to cook before heading out of the country tonight. Sojo went to lunch dressed as she is in the above photo: highwater pajama pants, an old tshirt and a flannel put on top. The helmet was worn most of the day, but she took it off for the lunch trip. She's a classy one. 

Off to Chamonix tonight to meet up with the entire side of my family. Hate the journey, love the destination! 

1 comment:

Popo and Gong Gong said...

Loved reading this about Christmas morning. She is quite a gal. Of course, we were anxiously awaiting you in Chamonix. Best Christmas ever.