Friday, December 26, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
This is partly to show off how adorable Awyn is when she's sleeping (she napped today, Yes!!!) and partly to show off how much fur the dog has managed to grow. He's not quite at full Pom poofy, but he's getting there, definitely getting there.
For those of you who have skype, email me, let me know. We finally have it set up here at the house. Our bandwidth restrictions make it interesting, but it's still fun.
I was trying to post some videos, and well, I made the mistake of doing it through YouTube. I surrender, I can't make it work like photobucket or zippyvideos and put the little boxes right in my blog. So here are the links to what I have.
Decorating the Gingerbread house, Sam's concert, and more of Sam's concert.
and for funsies, here's my last attempt for the night of an imbedded video. I don't think it's going to work though. urg.
What you are currently seeing is the backside of the Gingerbread house that the kids made. I helped, but they really did do most of the decorating. This is the first time I think we've attempted this as a family, and the first time I've ever used a kit. It wasn't nearly as fancy as the few that I made with Mom, but then again, I was in high school at the time, and she's very creative. It was kind of nice not to have to bake the gingerbread (although eating the scraps would have been yummy fun), and nice not to have to track down all the different candies I'd want to use, or make the icing, but the downside was that there wasn't really anything fun and snackable for the kids to eat as they made this, or they wouldn't have had enough candy to decorate with.
Well, it was interesting. Sam seemed to really enjoy his time onstage, although I think he added a bit more, well, spice? than what his teacher and classmates were expecting. I think perhaps it was a bit more than Sam was able to cope with, what with a costume, lights, lots of people, and his extreme excitement to be there. After the concert he sang the songs in the car on the way home, so he did have them memorized.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Somewhere I have a picture of Sam here as a baby. Eric is at Washita Battlefield this weekend on a detail. He's probably going to do some Christmas shopping while there as well. I'd meant to tell him to buy me some of the sage and smudging bowl/shell. I really liked them when we passed through there on our way to Kansas. Sam and Awyn liked this park.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Yes, Sam decreed that Awyn should be Princess Leia to match his Luke Skywalker, and wouldn't you know, Awyn still fit into her baby costume from 2005. Her hat/wig kept falling off, but that was that much more endearing. After 5 houses, we went home. The first house we stopped at was a newly-retired coworker of Eric's, as in he retired yesterday. Fun was had by all, much candy has been eaten (Sam brought home a lot from school. I found yet another baggie of candy today in his teacher folder.)
Yes, Sam wanted to be Luke Skywalker again. Of course, we had a costume malfunction before we got out of the house - Mojo peed on Sam's white bathrobe, so I had to find something white and sort of poncho-ish for him. It wasn't very convincing, but Sam decided he was ok with it.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sam's class finally made the field trip to the pumpkin patch. It had been cancelled a couple of times due to rain and bad weather. It was cold on this day, but dry. Parents were invited to go along. I was subbing at the high school, so Eric took the Awyn and met up with Sam's class. Every child was given a little pumpkin.