it was Christmas a few days ago! we have had a pretty good Christmas.
i got to be in the Christmas program at church, which was pretty fun. "We wish you a Merry Christmas" was definitely my specialty, as it was the only song i really knew the words to. mom and dad were super excited that i sat there and was quiet the rest of the time. i do not know what gave them the idea that i would not be.
we went to my grandpa's house the weekend before Christmas. he is pretty fun. santa sent a letter for me at the post office where he works, so i opened it and read it to everyone. i thought that was pretty neat! it had my name on it, and a stamp, and everything. we watched some westerns, and he let me borrow his UK can cozy. we clinked cans and said "mazal tov!" do not worry; that is just sprite in there. then, we had a duel! i gut shot grandpa. he just was not as fast as me on the draw. you can see him in the background, clutching his gut. while we were there, we went to visit our friends donna and ed. they have a cool globe, and also a magnifying glass. donna was really impressed that i read "union of soviet socialist republics" off the globe, but i really read it as "onion," which made everyone kind of laugh.
the we came home, and there was a gigantic box on the front porch. it was a box of presents from my aunt michelle and uncle jeff! they sent me a big thing of tracks for hot wheels, and a bunch of cars. i supervised while dad put it together. then we crashed the cars into each other!
then the next day, we went to grandma and pappy's house. my cousins came over on Christmas Eve, and we opened presents and played played played! we took turns being good guys and bad guys. even elisabeth played!
on Christmas morning, mom and dad and elisabeth and i opened our presents to each other. betty is getting much better at the opening. she is also a bit of a thief. if you do not share that apple with her willingly, she will just come up and bite it anyway.