Christmas was great and relaxing. The boys received a lot of cash presents, and to prevent them from spending it all on candy, I had them make lists of what they would spend cash on. Reed is going to start piano lessons, and Clay bought a few punch passes for Parkour class at the gym. He is taking the bus downtown 2 nights week to go to class, and LOVES it!
We also received fun things like a robe my grandmother made, and a lot of us tried on....
ZB could have cared less about gifts, as she was excited that people sent us sweet treats!
For our Christmas day projects, we made a big, crazy cardboard box house for ZB, which she is still decorating and playing in. We also ditched the no-grain, no-sugar diet for the day and prepared a big biscuit and gravy breakfast, and a big roast for dinner with lots of fixings!
Reed wanted to make sugar cookies on Christmas day, and we did make the dough, but after that huge dinner and eating treats all day, none of us wanted to make cookies! So, the sugar & grains stretched into the next few days ;)
Over the holidays, we also added a new member to the family! We have been passively looking for a cat to be a mouser around the house and yard. On the Solstice, I was looking up directions to the Humane Society, and their website said that for that 1 day, all animals were only $5!! Wow! I think that's pretty unbeatable for an animal that is fixed and up-to-date on shots and vet care. We brought home a kitten, and named her Zelda. She's a sweet potato for sure!
Once we all felt better, the boys decided to pool the rest of their Christmas money and buy a trampoline!