With John's work schedule this year, he won't be with Hydie and I for Thanksgiving or Christmas so we decided to do Christmas today. Since it is SO early in the season and we are having Hydie's birthday party here next weekend, I chose not to go all out and put up my normal Christmas decorations and such so we bought the little tree at the exchange yesterday that worked just fine. John and I had already done our gifts earlier this week so this morning was really all about Hydie. John got a new gun to shoot rabbits...he was like a little kid in a candy store the day we bought it...and I got a new cell phone (blackberry curve) so I can email with John while he's on the boat. I have been wanting a new phone for a long time and was thrilled to get a blackberry! Now for Hydie, Santa brought her a wagon and a Kelty Kids backpack carrier for she and John to go fishing this next summer. John and I got her a vsmile baby game system and games, blocks, a ball (her FAVORITE toy), and some books. She had so much fun opening the gifts and playing with everything. After opening gifts, we had the traditional breakfast casserole and waffles for breakfast. This was Hydie's first experience with breakfast casserole and she seem to really enjoy it! We will be doing "thanksgiving dinner" tomorrow. We will see how Hydie likes turkey and dressing!