Every time I asked Strawberry what she wanted for Christmas she gave me a different answer. It might have been a smart move to get more stuff but it actually was that commercialism hasn't hit her yet. She didn't know what she wanted.
She ended up getting an Aquadoodle Mat and her little sister scored a new Little People set. They both got books, movies and music. Buttercup oooh'ed and aaaah'ed as every item was unwrapped.
It was an iPod for Colin. He's been up to all hours organizing his music. Our digital camera started acting up and I've wanted to upgrade for a while. Lucky me. I got a new one! Now we all have new toys to play with.
There was one thing that I wanted even more and I got it too! Our seventeen month old Buttercup took two steps on her own. I burst out sweet tears of joy!
On a sad note, Colin's family dog Koira passed away on Christmas day. We discovered that her lungs were full of liquid and a lump on her chest turned out to be cancer. Koi was the fastest dog in the park. She was calm, trusting and dearly loved.
We couldn't help pondering why Boxing Day Sales didn't extend to all businesses. Colin and I spent a little time coming up with some places that we'd like to see have super specials. We want blow out sales at liquor stores, gas stations and Tim Horton's. That would make us happy campers.