The day wasn't bad at all. I fully expected to cry most of the day because Dad wasn't there. Instead I focused on Natalie and how happy she was and how much fun she was having.
She was a wild child for most of the day. Eating chocolate for breakfast can do that to a girl. She was pleased with all her presents and once it was all unwrapped, didn't look like a whole lot. (the pictures in the previous post included 9 presents to my mom from me and like 6 from her to me). She has already used her new playdough sets and has played with her transforming rocket quite a bit. The zippidty requires EIGHT C batteries. So tomorrow I have to go to walmart and get a rechargable set. It is going to cost $30-40 to get set up for batteries for a $60 toy. DOH
Anyway, the biggest hit of the day?
Um - ya, chapstick. Last night in bed she rolled over and said with such passion, Mama, I hope Santa brings me chapstick, I REALLY want it. Well lucky me, I had bought her a tube for her stocking. She carried that chapstick in her pocket all day. Now she is sleeping with it.
To recap, last year could of been a big wheel and cardboard house. This year could of been rocket and chapstick. I don't think next year will be as gift-y!
Her shirt says good things come in small packages :)