Day 145: Christmas morning in the Keys.
Don’t ask me how but Santa did manage to get into our Airstream on Christmas Eve and left a few packages just inside the door. The girls woke up and noticed that the brownie and milk have also been eaten and apparently the reindeers only ate half of the carrot we left out. I am guessing Santa had a lot more places to visit and didn’t want them cramping up.
Ava decided a couple of months ago that she wanted a Razor scooter for Christmas ever since she rode one at our friend’s house in Centerville, Ohio. Mila is at the age where she is completely enamored with Toy Story so she asked for a Slinky Dog. It is tough to find these kinds of things here in the Keys. Since we have been here for over 2 weeks, “Santa” may have done some shopping at the mall back in Boca Raton before he made his way here.
Luka doesn’t know who Santa is. All he knows is he sat on some bearded man’s lap back in Charleston and he did not like it. Even so, he didn’t get on the naughty list. He got his first Christmas present which is this big orange giggling fuzz ball.
The package we picked up at the post office the other day also contained presents from their nona. A couple of beautiful dresses for a couple of beautiful ladies.
Not to be out done, mommy and daddy came through with a couple of new dolls.
Thanks Santa. These gifts are pretty awesome.
Last year Long Key State Park went through a good amount of renovations which included newly paved roads. It makes for a perfect place to ride Ava’s new scooter.
Mila finally has a puppy to call her own. Well, I am sure this isn’t going to stop them from asking for a dog.
Luka wasn’t too into his orange giggling fuzz ball but he did get into playing in the water today with his big sister looking after him.
He played so much he crashed pretty hard during his afternoon nap.
Ava was not going to let this beautiful Christmas day go to waste by sleeping it away. Our neighbor offered to let us use their kayak again for another paddle around the water. I am thinking next year someone might be asking Santa for a kayak.
Our Christmas dinner was a pretty simple affair. We had planned to cook a honey ham and had even gone to the trouble of buying one and making room for it in the fridge. With all of the outdoor activities, we never got around to cooking it.
Mila tapped out early too from all of the excitement today. Ava on the other hand is not one to give up early. She squeezed out every last ounce of energy before calling it a day. Tomorrow, we will be saying farewell to our favorite campground and heading over to Curry Hammock to spend New Years.
over and out,
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