Monday, December 27, 2010

The Christmas of New Pets

Christmas 2010 has come and gone.

It was a great one.
We had a quiet morning at home full of yummy biscuits, coffee, and three excited children in their new Christmas jammies. (Minus Owen who had a small urine related incident.)

This was the Christmas of Pets. Pillow Pets. Emma Grace and Isaac have been begging for pillow pets since.....well I can't remember when, but let's just say for an annoyingly LONG amount of time. They have the commercial memorized to the point that on Christmas morning when I wondered aloud if you could wash them in the machine, from across the room EG says "oh yes, Mom. They're machine washable but you don't want to put them in the dryer."

Oh My.

So here are some pics below of their moments of joy when opening their machine washable pillow pets. We debated long and hard about whether or not to get Owen one since he has never expressed interest in them, but we felt like we should. You know - because he's getting bigger and we didn't want him to feel left out one day and have to go to years of counseling because he didn't receive a beloved pillow pet. (I'm sure we've given and will continue to give him many other reasons for counseling, but I didn't want pillow pet deprivation (ppd) to be one of them.)

So, without further ado, here they are excited to be opening the huge boxes that have been waiting under the tree.
(Look at Owen's very, very happy.)

The diva with her zebra.
Sheer delight.

Isaac's first glimpse of his frog.
So excited!

And last but not least.......Owen with his machine washable monkey that he never asked for.
Complete and utter disappointment.
I hate to speak for him here, but I think his face pretty much says it all:
"Seriously? This is what you two morons have been going on and on about....It's a freaking pillow, and to be honest, I'm a little bit scared of it. I mean for crying out loud, this monkey is almost as big as I am."

I'm not sure what he thought was in the box, but I think we can all agree that
this. was. not. it.

The monkey is in his crib with him, but he is always curled up as far away as possible from it. Poor little monkey.
Poor little Owen.
Oh well, we'll try again next year.

Stay tuned for pics from our family time and our snow time.
Yup, we also got tons of snow starting Christmas night.
Machine Washable Pillow Pets and a white Christmas?
The only thing that could have made it better would be if the pets were stuffed with diamonds or something. (Which at $20 a pillow, I kind of thought they should have been.....)

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog. It makes me laugh and cry since I am reminded I now live so freaking far away. After a long internal battle, we are home now houses pillow pets too.