Ashton's request, on the other hand, wasn't quite as straightforward. He asked Santa for "way way wogs." I said, "Way way wogs?" and he said, "No, way way wogs." I guess you can't argue with a 4 year old. So after trying out several combinations of the L, R, and W sounds I came up with... are you ready for it... RAILWAY LOGS!!! Great. I figured out what he was asking for, but then I had to figure out what it was. But thanks to that magical invention Google, and lots and lots of luck, we figured out it was a Lincoln Logs train set thing. Yippeeee!!!
Back to Google to try to find it. There were several different sets and one was only $25. Yay! Could luck be on my side?
Nope. Turns out that ALL the Lincoln Logs train sets except for one that cost $200 (yes, that's two hundred dollars) had been DISCONTINUED. Really. I looked on eBay and found one that had been discontinued, but the price of the set plus shipping was $90. Santa really can't afford $90 presents (the Wii came from the golf tournament - long story) so we were panicking a little bit. I told my friends to be on the lookout, and believe it or not one of my friends found one at Sam's Club (thanks, Melinda!). So I rushed over there and... du du du duhhhhhhhhhhh... I got it! Whew. Crisis averted.
And with the killer radio controlled Hummer he got from Grandma and Grandpa Roach:
One of the best things about Christmas was that my dad came and stayed with us for a week! The kids had so much fun playing with him and it was nice to have him around.
So that was our Christmas. It was a blast, but I'm oh so glad it's over.