Maggie Makes Four!

This journal started off documenting the adoption of our youngest daughter. It now follows the twist and turns of our lives as we raise these two amazing little creatures into the best women they can become.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas By The Numbers

It's become a tradition at Maggiemakesfour that I summarize our Christmas by the numbers. I tried to keep some of the catagories from 2004 and 2005. Here's this year's rendition:

Christmas Cards Mailed on time: 140
Christmas Gifts Mailed on time: 6
Christmas Gifts still sitting on the dining room table: 2
Hostess gifts Purchased: 4
Hostess gifts given to non-hostesses in desperation: 3
Teacher gifts still on the dining room table: 2
Days the gingerbread house survived in the house with Pete the dog: 1
Cookies consumed by Pete the dog: 2
Cookies that survived Pete the dog: 58
Emergency trips to Walgreens on Christmas Eve: 0
Presents wrapped: 45
Presents wrapped after mid-night on 12/24: 0 for me, but the Dad wrapped several.
Surprises ruined by loose lipped kids: 5
Secrets kept by same loose lipped kids: 1
Times we checked Norad Santa's update on Christmas Eve: 24
Times La Nina wanted to see the update from Egypt, on the Norad site: 8
Times La Nina begged to open presents early on Christmas Eve: 12
Times La Nina opened a present early on Christmas Eve: 0
Times La Nina refused to share with Maggie: 43
Times Maggie refused to share with La Nine: 42
Times tears resulted from non-sharing: 85 since Christmas morning
Naps skipped on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: 1
La Nina meltdowns on Christmas Eve: 0
Maggie meltdowns on Christmas Eve: 5
Times La Nina and I sang Jingle Bell Rock on Christmas Eve: 5 (Guess what was causing Maggie's meltdowns.)
Candy canes consumed before noon on Christmas day: 7
Breakfasts consumed by the kids on Christmas day: 0 (Unless you count the candy canes)
La Nina's favorite gift: Bella Dancerella Ballet Studio
Magster's favorite gift: Little Pony Crystal Palace
Times I tried to discuss gratitude with the kids over the holidays: 7
Times La Nina countered that Santa would remember the less fortunate: 7
Times her Santa theory on Christmas left me speechless: 7
Times I felt grateful over the holidays: Too many to count

Happy Holidays to Everyone! May your world be filled with joy, happiness and love always!


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