Saturday, December 29, 2007
As you can imagine, the boys were very excited about Christmas this year. It certainly helped to have Carter to enlighten Luca about Santa. Carter convinced Luca to sit with Santa. Luca was a bit tentative but sat for the picture and asked Santa for a fire truck which Santa of course delivered. We have another believer!
We hosted dinner on Christmas eve for Mom, Lee and her family. Everyone slept over to enjoy Christmas morning together.
We had no problem getting the boys to bed thanks to the Norad Santa Claus tracking website! If you have never checked it out you MUST next year. We checked it out around 9:15pm on Christmas eve and the radar showed Santa in Quebec. When Carter realized he was in Canada he took Luca and bolted to bed. He told us to get to bed as well!
Since we got home from Hawaii we have been going non-stop! We starting renovating the basement before we left and we had to get all the painting done before the carpet was installed a week after we got home. Now all that is left is the finishing work (baseboards etc.) which may take the next 10 years to get done but it is great to have even more space for everyone to hang out. We built a family room, a small office and a guest room. We moved the TV and the Wii down there so the bonus room over the garage is now what I like to call the "quiet contemplation room". Bookcases, the piano and a couch. Bliss......