First Christmas At Our House

‘Twas the night before Christmas and Emery was asleep. The Hasbun’s came by earlier for a merry meal to eat.

All was quiet through the house, all calm and relaxing. Only soft jazz Christmas music and our fireplace crackling.

Ashley and I sat down to enjoy a nice candle lit evening waiting for Santa to appear. We laughed, chatted and were grateful for being there. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Ok… so that was probably the worst spoof of the Christmas poem ever…

We had a great Christmas Eve. Emery work is up around 8am and we all went out the tree to unwrap presents. Most were for Emery but that was expected. She got her yoga ball and fort Builder from Santa and a ton of gifts from Audrey. She also got gifts from our friends, Ye Ye, Nai Nai and Eugene. Emery definitely scored big time.

Last night with the Husbans

Daddy and Emery Day

Today was the first day of my Christmas vacation and it was also the same for Emery.

I had Emery all to myself today and we hung out all day long. Emery wanted to play kitchen (using her fake kitchenette) but I convinced her that real cooking was better. She was up for the challenge so she made Hashbrowns, Eggs sunny side up, cheese and cured meats. She used our cast iron the cook the hashbrowns and the eggs. I had to teach her how to break the eggs and crack them open but she got it after the third try. She liked doing it and worked really hard to cut the cheese and meat while the eggs and hash brown was cooking. She setup the table and got the utensils. I️ was very proud of her. During breakfast we played Uno, Emery’s favorite card game. She beat me last night three times straight but this morning i beat her twice.

After breakfast we went to target to look at toys. She loved the toys that you can make food and candy. I gave her a budget limit and after some agonizing choices she picked a toy that she could make sugar straws.

<<<<<<< at we had planned in tree morning to see Justice League. The movie tavern severed a meal while you could watch, so we drove there just in time. It was a blast. We ordered a milkshake treat for her. For lunch Emery got a pasta with fruit, and I️ had a tomato soup and steak sandwich. While they served us food the movie played. It was a good movie but Emery loved every minute of it. I️ gotta day eating some food while watching the big screen is pretty cool. Emery wanted to sit on my lap and she curled up next to me and basically hugged me while we watched. It was soooo nice.

After the movie we went home and Emery played the toy she bought and we finally played kitchen. She made a drinks, enter and dessert menu and i had to order from the menu. She then cooked her pretend plastic food and served them to me and we ate together. She even gave me the check at the end and charged me $1 per order and I used a plastic credit card to pay and sign the check.

I️ was getting a little restless and Ashley was out still at work so we went to Main Event. We bought a game card and played a ton of arcade games. We were obsessed with this game where you three balls to knock down rows of clowns and we scored 380 points after all that. We did fighter jet rides, connect four, dance dance revolution, and more. Emery exchanged all her points for candy and we ate a bunch of it on our way home. What a day. Know Emery has proof that daddy spoils her rotten.

Letter to Santa

Emery cheated this year and went with a template. That is just wrong. The template assumes you were good all year and clearly there is much to question about such a generality.

Here’s Emery’s letter, you can see what she really wants. I️ hope Santa makes it happen!

Eugene took this picture above of Emery and Penny. What a great pic of the two of them. We decorated the tree and made the house festive today.

Emery’s White Christmas

There was an unexpected snow storm, “Benji” that hit Atlanta. Thankfully I️ decided to work from home on Friday morning as did Ashley. Emery’s school had early dismissal and she got to play in really 6 inches of snow!

We made a snowman and Emery was wanted to make it a Patriots snowman with the number 12. TB12 as he is known now accordingly to Ashley who is a diehard pats fan.

Later on Saturday morning Eugene was over and we had a giant snowball fight in the yard. Everyone go soaked. It was all of us against Eugene but he protected himself Pretty well even though he wore shorts!