Happy 2015 everyone! In my family, we do not celebrate Christmas. Instead, we celebrate New Year! We put up a New Year tree, watch The Twilight Zone and a Russian movie called the Irony of Fate. Then, at the stroke of midnight, I open my gifts! Are you ready to see what I received this year? Hurrah!
My first gift came wrapped in this little package with a gnome on the front. What could it be? I squeezed it and it was hard, but a little pliable. Hmmm!
A Rhodia notebook! These notebooks are classic and are excellent quality. I wonder how I will use this one. There is something so exciting about all the clean, new pages in a new notebook.
After the Rhodia notebook, I found a package with penguin and owl gift wrap.
Inside this package I found two Smithsonian books about a walrus and a beluga! I love both animals, though walruses are much less cute in person in my experience.
Yay! My next present was two square, blank canvases for me to paint. Just as I love a new notebook, new canvases are also exciting! I wonder what kind of art I will create.
I had two packages left- a small box and a big box. The little box said "Open Me Last," so I reached for the big box excitedly.
Inside the box was the Sylvanian Families Bouquet skunk family! I was thrilled to get this special present from England. When I was in London last year, I could only afford to buy so much at the Sylvanian Families store; I wasn't able to purchase the skunk family. I did, however, buy the skunk baby girl! So now Baby Girl Skunk can be reunited with her family at long last.
Finally I reached for the last package. What could be inside? It was really, really heavy!
Huh? It was a u-lock for bicycles! But... I don't have a bicycle. I thought it was some kind of mean joke gift! "Inky!" said my mom, "turn around!"
Wow!!! I couldn't believe my eyes as my parents wheeled in a brand new bike, just for me! I'm so excited! The bike even had panniers for me to store my things, such as my new u-lock. It was a great New Year. I was so excited I could barely get to sleep. I hope 2015 will be a wonderful year for me- and for you!
Does your family celebrate any winter holidays? Do you receive gifts?