Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas 2015! 
Our Christmas day began at 7:00 am (not counting that 3:20 a.m. episode).
The Little Nies couldn't wait one more
 millisecond to see if the big man had come.
  Mr. Nielson and I woke up and he started a fire
while I got up little Lottie.  
We walked into the living room where waiting at the top
of the stairs in the guest room
were the Little Nies dying to be let loose.
They opened the door and flew down the stairs to the living room where
Santa had left a room full of magic (and balloons!).
One of Clane's gifts was attached to a string
which led them all throughout the house. 
It led them through the kitchen, the pantry, the dinning room and out the door.
The girls held tight to the string gigging the whole time.
The string ended to our front porch where a wooden box lay covered in thick snow.
Inside the box was a mini fairy village. 
 I spent most of Christmas Eve setting it up in the dark while the
the snow piled around me freezing my fingers. Totally worth it.

When things settled down and it got lighter outside, we made breakfast.
Christmas breakfast is a big deal in our Hygge home!  
We made traditional Danish Ebelskivers smothered with nutella,
fruit, whipped cream, butter, jams, pumpkin caramel, and Vermont maple syrup.

One of Oliver's Christmas gifts were football pads. 
 He put them on, and didn't take them off. 
Seriously. We have to wake him up at night to help him rip those babies
 off him since he falls asleep with them on every night.
Last week Mr. Nielson brought up the mattresses to the living room so we could
watch the Star Wars Marathon.  We moved them for Christmas day, but come night we
pulled them back in the living room so the Little Nies can
continue their magic Christmas break and watch movies and sleep under the tree.

Merry Christmas to one and all!