I managed to not post anything about Christmas, mostly because I was away, but partly because all of our Christmas photos are blurry cell-phone ones since our camera busted.
So, what happened in December (besides M's Birthday)? Here's a point form list...with some crappy photos.
-Paul ruined Christmas by saying, point-blank "No." to G's question "Is Santa Real?"
-G instantly forgot about it and still believes in Santa.
|G's thoughtful expression here just kills me.|
-I anticipated a giant explosion of panic in the wake of having to pack/organize/clean before we left on the 19th
-The panic bomb did not explode! I managed to do it all without yelling at anyone (Paul).
-We traveled to see the majority of Paul's family in Ontario.
-G and her older cousin look amazingly alike. They look much more like sisters then G and M do.
|G on the left, F on the right.|
-The three we saw were: Life of Pi, The Hobbit and Les Mis.
-They were all good, but Les Mis changed my life. I have never cried so much in a movie.
-G and M both got an amazing amount of gifts... we are so grateful for our generous relatives.
-Our love of My Little Pony has gotten a bit out of hand. With the addition of 7 new ponies, they now have no less than 25 ponies, plus a pony train.
-On Christmas Eve, my Father-in-Law convinced G to leave out a Beer and Cookies for Santa instead of Milk and Cookies. It was pretty funny.
|The note reads: To Santa: Carrots are for Rudolph. Beer is for you.|
-Paul and I celebrated New Years together with free babysitting, for the first time in a very long time.
-We went to Niagara Falls (along with 60,000 other people)
-It was an experience.
This was that experience.
|I am a giant dork!|
|There's a giant waterfall behind me? I'd rather look at twitter.|
We watched a little bit of the concert, but it was pretty cheesy and Nelly Furtado was surprisingly bad for such a well-known singer. We wandered away and celebrated the New Year watching the fireworks emerge from three different places (including the US side, which appeared to get the New Year a minute later then Canada).
A couple of funny things happened as we walked back:
|Canada Welcomes You... with the wrong flag!|