Friday, January 4, 2008

Under Dog and Under Cat

While in Florida celebrating Christmas, Madeline renewed her fast-paced, non-stop relationship with her 4 year-old cousin, Reese. We arrived late in the evening but that did not stop them from hitting the ground running and playing, playing, and playing. It seemed the only time they took a break from playing was to sleep. At one time Reese and Madeline were actively running around (with 2 year old cousin Teagan closely in tow) and Reese came darting out of the back room exclaiming "I'm Under Dog!" Madeline was following right behind and exclaiming, "I'm Under Cat!". Madeline and Reese being Power Ranger Overdrive Since I have a girl, I do not really understand what that means...Christmas Eve morning rolled around and the kids were overly excited about Santa coming that night so I got on the Internet and pulled up a time zone map to show them where it was night time and where Santa was, but they did not really understand what I was trying to do. So Kelly got onto either Google Earth or the Norad website and tracked Santa's movements. They were able to Santa's sleigh and reindeer and what country he was in. They tracked Santa all day and night and kept Kelly busy for hours on end on the Internet.

Reese and Madeline putting out the cookies and milk...

Christmas morning arrive EARLY at 5:30am when Madeline woke up. Fortunately, we got to hear Santa finishing putting out all the gifts and eating his cookies, actually, I think it was the cat rummaging through the presents, but Madeline believed it was Santa. We kept Madeline quiet for about an hour until the rest of the clan woke up and that was a difficult task. The present opening did not last long but the fun lasted a long time.