Here's wishing you a very merry Christmas!
Colette's big Santa present:: A wooden kitchen set
And the boys found their new Nintendo 3DS plus two Mario games::
Three boxes have not yet arrived from the loving Stateside relatives so Christmas will be a drawn-out affair this year. Which is probably better so that each present will get the attention it deserves. We just had steaming bowls of brown rice and scrambled tofu to balance out the stocking treasures of chocolate and sugars. The little one resisted the attempt at healthiness and is quickly spiraling down into a nap. An angry two-year old and a room full of new Lego sets being assembled is an ugly mix, I can tell you.
We also got our snow, though it was short-lived. We should have more tomorrow. We'll travel towards Gifu (the neighboring mountainous prefecture) tomorrow to take pictures of the snow covered mountains. I really like these cold Christmases, though hearing a Florida based friend's plans to go snorkeling this weekend did make me a little envious.
So now it is time to return to the fray. Christmas dinner needs to be made and the wrapping paper needs to be put away. After today, we start osoji, a tradition I actually have grown to love. Then to gather supplies for oshogatsu, the biggest holiday in Japan. But today, today is still Christmas and we will do it American style with lots of noshing and loafing around.
Time to pop open the Pokemon fake champagne! Wishing you the merriest of winter holidays. May you be warm and well, wherever you may be.