Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008

Hope that you and yours had a wonderful holiday. Ours was awesome, thanks for asking. Santa, nice guy that he is, left some lovely items for us to enjoy.


Socks for J. And some other stuff too.


Sit & Spin for the babies. Here's C enjoying it.



Oh, and a Wii for the whole family. It was kind of a big hit. Can you tell? (I dominated the first day of Wii bowling. But have since been completely schooled by my seven year old.)



We ended the evening with some casual company and comfort food. Here is my baby enjoying a 9x12 full of Buffalo Chicken Dip, which is laced with hot wing sauce. He actually ate it.



And here is my baby looking for a little more wine to wash it all down. The perfect way to end the holiday.












Friday, December 19, 2008

Lots of Candles and Holidays

Yesterday was my birthday. When I walked into the kitchen in the morning, my seven year old said:

"Mom! When did you get taller?"

Gee, I wonder if he's heard that on a birthday or two himself...


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Also from G:

Mom, can we celebrate Hanukkah?

No, probably not. We're not Jewish.

Oh, darn it! And we don't even speak Jewish...


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That was followed the next day by:

Mom, can we PLEASE just TRY to celebrate Hanukkah and Kwanzaa?


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Busy day today. We went and bought a new car for me. Updated version of what I had before. New color. And fancy wheels. Mama's got rims.

And then we took the big kids to see the Rockettes Christmas show downtown. It was really good. I expected more kids but this was truly an all ages show. Tons of adults there without children.

As we crossed the street from the parking garage to the arena, G commented that "Sprint Center looks like a disco ball cut in half." And I looked. And it does.



Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Still Here!

Slightly fewer things on the to-do list. Not really actually, now that I think about it. Things drop off and new things get added. I've been at the computer most of the day, trying to get a few things completed. Oh, I also watched the snow.

The snow makes it a lot easier to see the various wildlife in the wooded area behind our house. Today, four deer and a mangy coyote. I had only caught a couple glimpses of the coyote before, usually from afar. This afternoon, he trotted right past my window - even stopped to shake the snow from his fur. He was probably hungry. Keep your pocket dogs inside, neighbors.

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Last weekend, G and I spent about an hour working on an Usborne archaeology set that he received for his birthday from one of my sisters. It was really pretty cool.



Sweet safety glasses? Check.


Hammer and chisel thingies? Check.

Brush to clean the excavation site? Check.



Priceless Egyptian artifacts unearthed from centuries-old pyramid? Well...not exactly.


Plastic replicas of things that look kinda Egypt-y? You got it.


Fun with my kid without the presence of a piece of electronics? CHECK!!!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I'm Still Here

Sorry for the lack of funny kid-ness lately. So busy, I can't see straight. Every time I think I'm pulling my head back above water, the angry, evil to-do list monster yanks my feet back under.

Lots of work to be done before year-end. It's not that different from when every plaintiff attorney in town decided that their cases needed to settle before the books closed for the year and the entire month of December was a feeding frenzy. Now it's just writing deadlines, internet retailer shipping deadlines, Christmas decorating, trying to remember to send money in the kids' backpacks for class teacher gifts, more writing deadlines, ad selling, search engine optimizing, marketing strategy formulating and the like. And trying to figure out which invisible, secret fairy is going to clean my eff-ing house overnight while I sleep.

Funny kids soon. I promise.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Pathetic.

We picked the big kids up at school this afternoon and had to run some errands. As we pulled into the parking lot of the grocery store/strip mall, my youngest son - 23 months old - screams.

"Hey! Hey! HHHHHEEEEYYYYYYY! I fies! I fies! I fies!"

Quickly, he was joined in his chorus by my other 23 month old.

"Wan fwies? Wan fwies? Wan fwies?"

Yes. They spied the Golden Arches.

And yes. They are eating their fies and their fwies right now.

Monday, December 1, 2008

He's Totally Fine.

This? Is my closet floor and what used to be my full-length closet mirror.



My handy husband removed some too-large-for-the-space shelving this weekend and, per my request, carefully removed the mirror from the shelving so that it could be reattached to the wall after the new normal-sized shelving was built. So, the mirror was leaning against the wall in the closet...

Until it fell over my baby's head this morning. Knocked him flat. Thank God for tempered glass and divine intervention. Is all I can say.

Not a single scratch on him. He did lose his Pop Tart though (the last piece of it is on the floor to the right of the mirror in the photo). Bummer.

I love him.