After a very busy 2010, and Thanksgiving spent away at Solvang, CA, we decided to spend Christmas at home this year.
I had the week between Christmas and New Year off, and Dave only worked a few days, which gave us all lots of time for sleeping in, leisurely meals and playing with all those gifts from Santa.
A few highlights from December:
- For Tau’s 100th Day of Kindergarten celebration, Dave and Tau built an amazing, fun display of 100 Christmas lights! The first of many school projects I’m sure.
- Tau and I went on a school field trip to see The Old Globe’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Thanks to Tau’s teacher, we managed to scoop front-row-center tickets, and we could literally reach out and touch the conductor and see down into the orchestra pit. It was an outstanding production and Tau’s first venture into the world of theatre!
- We baked and iced Christmas cookies for the first time.
- At VMIX, we had a fun Holiday Sweater Contest. My sweater was appropriately horrible but my friend Andrea’s Gingerbread House Vest took top honor because, apart from its awesomeness, it lit up and flashed. Here is a fun video of the festivities at work on our corporate blog.
- On Christmas Eve, we visited some crazy holiday lights not far from us and tracked Santa’s progress, thanks to Norad.
- And, yes, he came and left MANY gifts for us all, but especially for Tau, who was most happy to receive his beloved Octo Battle.
- Santa did not forget Dog and brought him a hat, and we gave Dog a pair of pajamas and his own pillow, which Tau and I sewed out of an old pair of Tau’s PJs.
We spent New Year at home also with a quiet but yummy meal, and have been slowly easing ourselves into the new Year.
For more pictures, take a look at our Christmas and New Year 2010 set on Flickr!