I'm basking in that post-Christmas laziness that comes after a period of extreme busyness. From Sunday to Friday we had a house full of family, on Christmas Day a total of 21. With a little furniture shifting, we make room. :)
These two little guys are what really make Christmas for all the rest of us! Jaeger (2) is speaking very clearly now, except for "s" in initial blend words (so his Aunt Barbara gave him 'lippers for Christmas), and tries to imitate his older brother as best as he can. We all get a special kick out of him as he is the spittin' image of his grandpa, my DH! :) Hans is adorable too and quite worthy of being imitated. They both had a great time playing with their new toys, having new books read to them, in between scary times when the dogs escaped from the basement.
I get a different joy from my own older children, niece and nephews as they're all growing up. Their Christmas lists include "time with my cousins", "Christmas dinner", "Auntie Jan's cookies" and "Aunt Von's Christmas bread". I love that they enjoy my bread and cooking. Andrew (nephew) even had a special request for German pancakes for breakfast on Thursday morning which I happily whipped together. For teen boys in particular, I know that food makes for some of their best memories. :D
I received a nice selection of teas, Barnes and Noble gift cards, a little chocolate, a snuggly electric throw blanket from DH (I think he'll be using it when he falls asleep on the couch, lol!), a handmade necklace from dd Melanie, the ipod from Geoff, and this calendar:
I'm a bit at a loss of where to get started this morning, after I finish this post. I do have a couple of errands to run and should do so while DH and the twins are out geocaching. Then when they return home, DH said he had some chores he was going to do around here - I'm really excited at that prospect, lol! Perhaps towards the end of the day I can finally take up a stitching project and sink into the couch with my warm blanket and maybe a movie on the telly.