We've had some very quiet, relaxing days since Christmas. Everyone has been playing with their new toys, so I thought I'd bring you up to date on the fun.
We'll start with the snowman. You remember that Christmas afternoon, he looked like this. His hat and scarf had taken a beating, but he was in pretty good shape.
Now he looks like this. His hat is completely gone and his nose and hand show some wear, but aside from being really dirty (a lot like real snow after a week) he's still in pretty good shape.
The anteater, Morgan's favorite, looked like this on Christmas day.
Today The anteater is missing most of his tail. Morgan doesn't just rip toys apart, she eats them. The tail was eaten and she didn't plan to stop there. I put the anteater up until we can schedule tail surgery .
The hedgehog, the favorite of everyone looks just as it did on Christmas except that it's coat is a little stiff from being slobbered on. There is no visible damage, but he no longer makes pig noises. His noisemaker has been disabled.
Ernie has been played with and carried around a lot, but so far he looks as good as new.
One of the dogs has been lining the large stuffed animals up across the living room each day. I haven't seen who's been doing it, but I suspect either Morgan or Tsar. Morgan has OCD and Tsar likes a certain order to his surroundings. The others don't seem to care. It's amusing to leave my office in the basement and walk into the living room to see all the fuzzy bodies in a row.
I have a new toy that's been keeping me busy.
This is my new Kindle and I've been spending a lot of time each day with it.
Santa brought Rob this New York City puzzle.
He worked on it all weekend, first putting the base together, then placing each little building in it's proper location.
I like this little Statue of Liberty. Now that it's all together, we've moved it to the library for safe keeping. I guess it's about time to start getting off holiday time and back to a more normal schedule, but it sure has been nice to have a little down time.