The Parsons-Sheldrakes arrived in the afternoon, Hugh with a found golf ball in hand. (One other item to mark off on my wish list as "received"). Gifts were opened in the afternoon and the kids were all abuzz with the energy of seeing each other once more and the power of Christmas unleashed yet again.
Neva's new cash register/grocery checkout toy was immensely popular, as was the "electric guitar" Rei got from Uncle Daisuke, (who might be grateful that the Boston Red Sox signed Daisuke Matsuzaka so that people could finally pronounce his name properly. Or sue for rights to the moniker "Dice"). Kai was just happy to have so many people in house to run around with.
We received Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth (now in more convenient DVD format), an Antarctic boardgame, Hey! That's My Fish, and a handcrafted stole that would be very appropriate for the season of Epiphany. We experienced the marvellous wonder that is Jeffy's sweater as he and I supersmashed each other, Mario-style, on the GameCube. Peace and goodwill to all in this season, you know.