Saturday, 27 December 2008

A 2 Year Old With A Laptop! A Team T-Lo Christmas

Well Team t-Lo had another wonderful Christmas this year.

It all began about a month ago when Terry and I decided that we would take Logan to the Toys R Us to wonder around. Then we would know what toys Logan really took a shine to and get them for his birthday and Christmas and tell Santa what kinds of things our boy was interested in. While at Toys R Us, we were checking out the dinosaurs when Logan spied something that would keep his attention for the rest of the trip. A kid sized laptop! He loved that thing. He wouldn't stop playing with it.

Terry and I wanted to move on to look at the other toys, but Logan wouldn't budge. So we did the classic parent thing and told him that if he was good Santa would bring him the laptop for Christmas. It sort of worked. He did permit us to wonder throughout the rest of the store.

From then on anytime we talked about Santa, Logan would say "laptop?" Apparently this Santa character was only good for one thing - bringing laptops to good little children.

Finally Christmas morning came and there were so many presents to open. Logan loved them all. He started with his stocking which held his very favourite candy - Swedish Berries! Yum Yum!

He got cooking utensils and plastic food, books, clothes, Hot Wheels, a tool set, a tractor, fridge magnets and all sorts of other things. What a spoiled yet very good little boy!

Of course, we saved the best for last. Although by that point Logan was getting a little discouraged about opening presents. He wanted us to actually open the boxes and let him play with all the stuff he'd already unwrapped. We almost couldn't get him to open the final box. But when he did, it was all worth it. A Laptop!

We set the laptop up beside our computers and let him play. At first it was cool because Logan is very good at his letters. He figured out how to get the laptop to repeat the letters he was typing on the keyboard (the thing sports a full sized keyboard just like mommy's and daddy's). But then he started to realize that this laptop couldn't send messages to daddy's Blackberry, or play Doom, or make music videos appear on the TV screen like the other computers in the house. So he went back to playing on Daddy's computer mostly. He still turns his on to hear the beeps and boops. Hopefully he'll grow into it and be able to play the games a little more soon.

After all that excitement there was one heck of a mess to clean up. But we didn't mind. That is what Christmas is all about.

Then we started on the Christmas dinner. It was delicious. This is the first time I attempted to make stuffing that wasn't Stove Top. It turned out wonderfully in the crockpot. My boys enjoyed turkey, stuffing, gravy, veggies, potatoes and gingerbread cookies for dessert.

Now onto Terry's birthday!

Happy Holidays from Team T-Lo!

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