Merry Christmas everybody! This year Mom and I are staying home. We usually go Upstate and stay with my Grandparents, but this year we felt like it was too much with the up-coming move (plus we have no one to watch little Peanut and I didn't want to leave him for his first Christmas!). As you know, I also got sick this year too. Last night I really didn't feel well and slept poorly... I had a headache, fever, body aches... But this morning I'm much better, so that's the good news. And I still don't know what is even wrong with me either, considering doctors never tell you nowadays! Anyways, I felt ok during the day yesterday at least... Here are some pics from Christmas Eve...
Mom's rum cake. This is a family tradition, as my Grandma always makes this for Christmas too.
Some appetizers... these Pillsbury "Savorings" are great. I get the vegetarian ones (cheese & spinach).
Christmas Eve dinner was shrimp marinara. While I'm not wild about any form of meat, shrimp is about the only thing I tolerate. Still, my Mom makes the BEST marinara sauce!
Santa came early for Peanut! I gave him one of his toys yesterday, and one today. They are these Petstages Cat Nip Infused Ring Toys (and I - I mean, *Santa* got them at Petco. lol).
Peanut with one on Christmas Eve day...
And on Christmas morning...
Peanut had a nice first Christmas (as he was conceived over the holidays last year, when his mother, Pearl, was accidentally let out by the landlord!), and he seems to love his new toys!
For dinner tonight, Mom made stuffed artichokes. (Plus I'll be having more rum cake later! :)
I think a quiet Christmas at home is what we needed, although it is a bit dull and uneventful. I watched my two favorite Christmas movies last night though-- White Christmas and The Muppet Christmas Carol!
So how are you all spending Christmas this year?