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oh yea….

I think I skipped something the other day. 

Something about a day that started well before dawn looking like this:

Actually, considering he woke a couple of hours earlier and could be heard stirring throughout the house in something above a pitter-patter, Captain Comic waited very patiently for the the rest of us to stir.  I think I took this from the top of the stairs, sometime around 5:45 am.  Don’t place bets on my guess, though, all I know for sure is that he already had been in my room about twelve times trying his darnedest to be quiet. 
Not long after, my visiting parents, Grandma and Honey roused out of bed, the coffee was on and we were all done opening everything under the tree.
Toots didn’t quite bing awake like him.  Neither did Mr. Cynic.  But they both did ‘wake’ quickly to get down the stairs around six, at my knock on the teen’s door and shoulder shake of the little one, who enthused, “Santa came?! Is he stiw hewe?!”
At the sight of the above, Toots was beside herself tired and excited.
And Mr. Cynic…Well, let’s just say he’ll love me for posting this shot:

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4 thoughts on “oh yea….

  1. mgermanottaduquette on said:

    Beautiful tree! And your precious children are scrum-diddly-umptious. My brother used to wake us all up by playing the piano. He was always the early riser – the rest of us schlumping down a bit later. I can relate to your couch-sleeping boy. 🙂

  2. i was the early riser once upon a time, too. although not by piano…thanks, mary!

  3. I would begin tiptoe-ing around the house about 4am – the floor in the hallway creaked, but I knew which boards to avoid… I never opened anything – but did touch all the presents… our family opened presents & then more family came at 10:30am… after brunch it was over – the visitors departed & we took naps! haw!

  4. that was me, too!

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