Thursday, December 25, 2014

Julie and Kim's Super Groovy Christmas!

Merry Christmas future readers!

Wow! This has been such an outta site Christmas! I have a bunch a pictures to show you! A big bunch! On the morning of Christmas Eve, my mom and I went to get a tree. We set it up, and I got all our decorations out. Kim and her parents, Carla and Jeff, were coming over after dinner to help us decorate it, and sleep over to Christmas Day!

When the doorbell rang, I practically flew to open it. Kim and I were really excited. It was gonna be so cool to spend Christmas together!

We were looking through the ornaments. I really like the ones that are shaped like gingerbread cookies. Kim likes the shiny balls.

My mom found the garland to wrap about the tree before the ornaments go on. Kim grabbed it and started pretending she was Zsa Zsa Gabor! (I had to ask my mom how to spell that!) She's a movie star with a thick accent. My mom says she's Hungarian. (another word I didn't know how to spell!) Kim kept saying stuff like "Hello dah-ling. It's fabulous to be here." She had us all cracking up!

We had fun decorating the tree. We sang Christmas carols, and Carla pretended the shiny balls were earrings. *giggle* Now I know where Kim gets it from! We almost finished except for the star. It's usually my job to put it on the tree, but this year I let Kim do it. Her dad lifted her up and she put the star on.

Our tree is so pretty! After we were done, Carla and my mom brought out cookies and hot cocoa, and we had a snack by the tree!

After we finished, my mom told us to put on our pajamas and brush our teeth and then we would get a "Waiting for Santa" present. Kim had never heard of that before. As we  brushed our teeth, I explained that my mom gives me one present on Christmas Eve while I wait for Santa to come. Kim thought that was pretty far out.

When we came back into the living room, I was really surprised. Mom got us (really me, but I'm sharing with Kim), a special plate and mug so we could leave cookies and milk for Santa!

Kim's mom brought mini Danish Butter cookies, and my mom made chocolate chip, so there were plenty of cookies for Santa!

My mom said that we had to go to bed so that Santa would come. Kim brought her stocking to hang. We don't have a fireplace, so they can hang on my bedpost. I really like Kim's stocking. It looks like an elf's foot! Her Aunt Cathy made it for her.

We got into bed, (well Kim brought a sleeping bag), and she pulled out her book, "A Charlie Brown Christmas". Outta site! I love bedtime stories!

I'm not sure, but I think I fell asleep in the middle of Chapter 2.

The next thing I knew, it was Christmas! I think I woke up at 6 a.m. Kim was still asleep.

I told Boomer to do his thing. He's great at waking me up, so I thought I'd play a little Christmas joke on Kim.

I thought Kim would wake up fussing at Boomer, like I usually do, but she woke up giggling. I guess Boomer's slobbers tickle her!

We got up and checked our stockings. They were filled with candy; lollipops, peppermint and chocolate bars. Yum!

We woke up our parents, and ran into the living room. There were presents under the tree, and Santa ate all the cookies!

We dove into the presents! First boxes we opened, I got a camera, and Kim got some new records!

Then we both got dolls! Mine is from Scotland and Kim's is from Norway! Groovy!

Then we both got games! Kim got Battleship and I got Hangman! Wow! Just like the commercials on television!

After we opened our presents, Mom said it was time to eat breakfast, and we could play when we were finished. We had bacon, scrambled eggs, and Kim's mom made banana bread. Kim had 2 slices!

I couldn't wait to get back to the living room and start playing. I wanted to take a picture of Kim and her presents with my new camera!

Whoops! I guess I need more practice! *giggle* Then Kim wanted to play her new records, so I got out my record player and we pretended our dolls were at a dance.

Then we played Hangman. I stumped Kim with my word, "doll", but I got her word, "house".

Then we played Battleship. She sank my air-craft carrier right away! Good thing she got this game and I didn't. She's so much better at it!

While we were playing, Mom and Carla were cooking dinner. They told us we needed to go change into our Christmas dresses to we could eat dinner. We had roast chicken and gravy, baked potatoes and peas.

For dessert we had ice-cream and cake to celebrate Jesus' birthday. It's a tradition in our family on Christmas.

It's been a really far-out day! And I'm really glad I could share it with one of my best friends! (really, all my friends are my best friends.) Christmas is the grooviest holiday ever! I hope you all had a Merry Christmas, too!

Until next time, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman