Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It's a bit sad, but Christmas is now over. I didn't want to, but we had to throw our tree out today as it is the only day our town will take them at the curb. More than any Christmas before this one seemed to go too fast. I guess I was just so excited about it.

On Christmas Eve Hazel made her acting debut as Jesus in our church play. She lasted about half the time at which point Meg took her back to the pews to console her and our Assistant Pastor's son stepped in (he didn't do so well either). Both babies were outdone a bit by the real donkey pooping at the altar. "Someone pooped!," Henry said; "It was the donkey," he cousin Liam said. Henry did really well during the service. We opened presents that evening at my sister's and had a nice meal there.

(note poop on floor)

Henry playing with his two favorite trucks at his cousins' house.

Meg and Hazel on Christmas Eve.

The kids slept in a bit on Christmas. We opened our gifts at home. Henry seemed a bit burned out by the whole present thing. In the afternoon we were at my parent's for a bigger family celebration. Both Henry and Hazel did fairly well considering how tired of being out and about they were.

Hazel amongst her new presents on Christmas morning.

Henry checking out his stocking.

We got a lot done over the past few days. Little projects around the house can sure pile up and shoveling all the snow we got was a big job.

Henry and Hazel in their fort. (I'm actually in the box holding Hazel. Henry can't be trusted to be in the box alone with her yet.)

I did really well with the coin I searched over the weekend (at least the halves, anyway).

8,000 halves turned up seven 90% silver halves (1963, 5 x 1964, 1964D), fifty-three 40% silver halves (10 x 1966, 19 x 1967, 15 x 1968D, 9 x 1969D) and one beat up proof half (1978S).

2,000 quarters had nothing.

2,500 pennies yielded twelve Wheats, eighteen Canadians, one US dime, one MTBA token (still worth $1.25! ... if I only rode the T ever) and one Bahamas 1¢.

1934, 1936, 1937, 1941, 1944(2), 1946, 1951d, 1955, 1957D