Is Christmas really over? Where did it go?
So fun to share the day with two little people who truly believe. I expect there won't be too many of these extra-special Christmases ahead of us, and we thoroughly enjoyed every single
threat that if they didn't get their acts together Santa wouldn't come stocking chotchkie, countdown, letter, question and cookie crumb left behind. The boys were totally spoiled. They even went to see the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater's Nutcracker with Kekes and Pap. I didn't even get to see it! Teddy said to me that the "Cracker" was great because there were soldiers. Of course.
Earlier in the month we hosted a holiday reception at our home with Kevin's colleagues on the 14th Ward Committee to benefit a local organization - Community Health Services. Kevin is a proud graduate of their head-start preschool program in Oakland 107 years ago. It was fun getting the house all pretty for a wonderful cause. The house was packed with old and new friends and even members of City Council, and everyone was so generous and creative in their giving. CHS was able to fulfill every single client's holiday request and we were so proud to be a very small part of that.
Oh, and here is Mr. Enthusiastic also in the holiday spirit.
The tree trimmed, decorated and ready for Santa's arrival.
We took Doris from Loris with us to Mass on Christmas Eve.
I had to tell her several times to keep it quiet.
Santa (surprisingly) put the boys on his good list.
And he left a few things under the tree too.
The soldier was thrilled with his loot -
camo, weaponry, survival and spy gear.
He's ready for combat.