Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Wrap Up

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

I've been so busy the last couple days; it's been a blur of family, games, puzzles, movies, toys, and repeated snow blowing.

As predicted Alan liked the punching bag the best:
He's got quite a left hook. Now maybe he'll stop ambushing his papa with his karate moves, but I'm not betting on it.

Brian was all about two things:

The white board in his room:

On his bed there he sat his stuffed animals. He's their teacher. I could watch that for hours.

The other thing he loved was the scrabble game:

That's his very first scrabble board (Yes, "HECK" was my word and, sure, it's probably not in the scrabble dictionary but it's an Utah word for sure). I've probably played a dozen games with him since Christmas morning and he's pretty good for a 6-year-old. Actually... Brian and I are about equally matched in Scrabble; he's already called me on misspellings twice. They should really have never given me a doctorate :-).

Christmas morning we had family over for brunch.
I always feel a bit like we're caving in to expectations each time we serve our guests quiche :-).

Now we're off to sled and then celebrate the last day of Hanukkah. Then New Years... This has to be the best time of year.

9 comments:

Queers United said...

is that quiche i see? looks like a fun time.

angryyoungwoman said...

I hope you had a great holiday. It looks like your kids sure had fun.

Java said...

I intend to serve quiche this week. Pay no attention to the gay behind the curtain. ;)

Sounds like this holiday season is really fun. My youngest daughter does the teaching thing with her stuffed animals and dolls and the white board. She loves having a white board.

I think I'm about on equal footing with you and Brian on Scrabble.

Alan said...

You are blessed with an action hero and a philosopher. You're a lucky man Scot. A happy Christmas indeed.

That said, consider yourself challenged to no-holds-barred Scrabble anytime. If you've got a Ph.D, so much the better! I can take you.

Guy said...

Catching up your week's posts, sounds like a wonderful holiday for you, too. I love the white board on the wall idea, have got to try that. Your boys are just SO adorable!
We're here in Utah for a few days, so if you still would like to get together, just let us know--guyberr@gmail.com.

Hidden said...

We totally had quiche too!

I want a punching bag... jealous!

Kurt said...

I want you to know that your post make me want to have kids soooooooooooo bad. Good thing I am gay because otherwise I might just go knock some girl up. In my current situation it will take much more effort and therefore force me to be more ready.

Kengo Biddles said...

I regularly cave when it comes to serving brunch, I mean, we do a Moho New Years Day Brunch and are planning Eggs Benedict--so yeah, You're not the only one that caves!

Scot said...

Q.U."is that quiche i see?"

Of course. Who'd go to brunch at a gay man's house and not expect quiche?

A.Y.W. I hope you had a great holiday.

We did, and I hope you did as well.

Java I intend to serve quiche this week. Pay no attention to the gay behind the curtain. ;)

Would that be Indigo spreading our gay secrets? :-)

"My youngest daughter does the teaching thing with her stuffed animals and dolls and the white board."

Isn't that the best? I could spy on that for hours.

Thank you Alan and I agree; I feel pretty luck... lucky enough to take you on in Scrabble! (and lose almost gracefully :-))

Guy, great, I'll talk to the head of the household and get back to you.

Hidden We totally had quiche too!

Man, it's just one of those stereotypes that's not worth fighting :-).

Kurt "Good thing I am gay because otherwise I might just go knock some girl up."

Fathers, lock up your daughters; gay men looking to be fathers are on the prowl :-).

"In my current situation it will take much more effort and therefore force me to be more ready."

Exactly. It's a pain to go through those many trials before parenthood, but it's a refining fire. I'm sure you'll be a great dad some day.

"I mean, we do a Moho New Years Day Brunch and are planning Eggs Benedict"

Ooo, You could dye the hollandaze sauce pink. But a MoHo Brunch?..