I know that I've been flooding you with lots of pics lately. I promise to stop soon. Meanwhile, here are a few photos from Christmas 2 that was held on the proper days according to the calendar. Our first round of Christmas took place a week earlier when Bug and Puff were home. It was a little weird splitting Christmas into two parts, but you do what you have to do and make the best of it, and most of the time things turn out alright.
Above: two pics from Christmas Eve. SIL was in a fine mood both on the eve and on the day as you will see later. Family tradition holds that we lay out some nice snacks on Christmas Eve, so both photos were taken in the kitchen while the food was being prepared.
Below: Butterfly is pleasantly surprised to see that she has received a CD of the Trans Siberian orchestra in her stocking. SIL had already found a Superman T-shirt in his as well as a pair of gloves. You can see him wearing one in the photo.
Above: SIL clowns around while preparing breakfast on Christmas morning. We males don Santa hats in the morning, but we soon get too hot to keep them on.
Below: a photo op with daughter and parents.
Below: on Christmas afternoon, we settled in for the George C Scott version of A Christmas Carol (aka Scrooge). We had watched the older Alistair Sim version on Christmas Eve. The tv shows Scrooge standing on the grounds of his boyhood boarding school where the Spirit of Christmas Past first took him on the first leg of Scrooge's journey of reclamation. Even though we were without snow in Canada this year, apparently they had plenty of it in Victorian England. Sure sure.
So, I guess that's another Christmas in the record books which must be rather wonderful for my dear readers who have no doubt had quite enough of it and my family photo. But in case you haven't, Cuppa will soon post her choices as well.