Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Books and Toys, Toys and Books, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

It was a lovely, chaotic Christmas day. There were lots of books to be unwrapped. There was the package from Anastasia Suen, that included Air Show, the book I won in her 12 days of Christmas contest and a few I ordered online. Anastasia generously signed all of them for William.
That's a copy of Olivia Helps with Christmas peeking out from the pile behind William.

Several months ago William walked into our local library, marched up to the librarian and said, "Do you have 365 Penguins? My Mom won't buy it for me." Since then, we've borrowed it out more times than I can remember. The librarian finally suggested I just buy it for him. Well, I didn't, but one of his Aunt's did.
There were some Mr. Putter and Tabby books (Stir the Soup and Toot the Horn) and The Little Red Train Storybook. There were also lots of toys, including trains and train track, board games, puzzles, art supplies, a tattoo studio, and more.
Yes, I'm ashamed to say that an obscene amount of presents were piled under the tree this year. Every time I opened a closet or drawer I found something else I had purchased and stashed away. Some of it will not see the light of day until February, when William celebrates his 7th birthday.

All in all, we had a wonderful and exhausting day. Even the dog was worn out from playing with her new toy.
I hope your day was just as joyous and full.


  1. One big juicy justification a day! Oh, but there books, every kid should have books, he loves books...etc. I can't decide who they're really for.. him or you! Thanks for the pictures. It sounds like it was a great day all around!

  2. My daughter opened this page for me. It was not the first time I had seen it but 'kinda' forgot about it. At least I got to see William and share in your Christmas with you. Now it is in my Favorites and I will visit it often. Barbie

  3. What a treat to see a picture of William opening the books!