Holiday greetings

Things have been quiet on this blog for the past week. The three of us have been busy getting ready for Christmas: baking cookies, sending cards to friends and family, making and hanging decorations, and listening to music of the season. (I also did a lot of knitting, having decided two months ago that I would knit socks for my parents for Christmas. Last week I wasn’t sure I’d get the final one done in time, so I mailed a package to Illinois with three socks in it. Happily, I finished the last one just a couple of days later and was able to send it out on time!)

And getting excited about Santa. Sylvia, who (except for a few phases) has been a champion sleeper most of her life so far, has had trouble getting to sleep the last several evenings. When we check on her to see what the problem is, she says, “I can’t sleep! I am so excited for Christmas!” For weeks she has been carefully planning exactly which cookies to leave on the heart for Santa.

And then tonight we introduced her to this.* She is beside herself with happiness. I’ve always liked Christmas, but experiencing it with a three-year-old is just amazing.

I’ll likely be scarce online for the next several days. So I’ll take this opportunity to send wishes for happy holidays (whichever ones you celebrate) to everyone out there!

*When I was a kid, all we had was the “Doppler radar view” of Santa on the local news. This is so much better than that.

5 Responses to “Holiday greetings”

  1. Chrison 25 Dec 2008 at 12:30 am

    Merry merry to all of you! And thank you so much for the lovely card!!

  2. maggion 25 Dec 2008 at 10:47 am

    I agree. Christmas through the eyes of a two or three year old is such a treat. Reminds you what Christmas really is all about.

  3. bethon 26 Dec 2008 at 10:04 am

    How cool! i hope I remember to use NORAD next year. Hope you had fun on Christmas day.

  4. Paulaon 26 Dec 2008 at 7:10 pm

    That is neat. Have a great holiday time

  5. ariannaon 30 Dec 2008 at 10:44 am

    I am living in CT for the time being – but! I did mean to tell you that I DID get your card – my mail is being forwarded. THANK YOU!!! :) Happy 2009!