All my work paid off because Christmas was super-awesome! Santa left a ridiculous amount of presents under the tree, sure to delight the eyes of two little boys. (He didn’t forget the grown-ups, either!) As Jake unwrapped his gifts, he excitedly declared that each and every thing was “Exactly what I wanted!” Noah didn’t miss out on the action, either. When Jake was two he was much more into playing with the bows, but Noah ripped right in, excitedly screaming, “Presents!” It was hysterical, I tell you. There were LEGOs a plenty, a slot car track, a dinosaur-themed MagnaDoodle, lots and lots of Play Dough, games, action figures… I can’t even remember. Drew was very happy with his big gift — a USB turntable. I got him a few other little things, too. Santa gave me quite a few books, DVDs, wine (including 2005 Ridge Geyserville, yum!), a Gorilla Pod (for my camera), and a creme brulee set, complete with torch. So I plan on making some creme brulee to enjoy with bubbly on New Year’s Eve.
The food was awesome and everyone seemed to really enjoy the finger foods. My Caprese skewers were probably the biggest hit, and go figure — they were also the most simple. Though the filet mignon crostini was enjoyed by all, too… We had a great time with our family! Hope yours was wonderful, too.