Tuesday, December 28, 2010
It's a pet, it's a pillow. Yes, I managed to find a couple of this year's hottest Christmas toys at Walmart. Last of their kinds, all that was left were ugly bees and ladybugs. After Christmas they had the penguins, but Sam and Awyn are happy with what they got. They've been asking for them for ages.
Don't they look so sweet and innocent? Of course, at our house, Santa doesn't arrive until after kids are asleep for the night. We don't put any presents under the tree until they are asleep. That's our own little tradition not borrowed from anyone, and for more prosaic reasons than I want to list here. The kids are used to it now.
Sam and Awyn have made the final adjustments to the Christmas Tree before heading off to bed. I like the hats, makes it more official, don't you think? Please note the plates framing the tree. This is the first year we've hung them. They are the 12 days of Christmas, and they came from Thelma and Lefty Leonard, Eric's grandparents. Thank you, Clarene, for giving them to us. They are beautiful.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Sorry for the picture quality, these were taken through a glass window with a cell phone. Sam adores dance, and the girls adore Sam. Not sure which child is going to need bars on their windows first. The cries of, "he's so handsome!" and the confirmation of other mothers that their daughters have crushes on him would make me nervous, but he's pretty oblivious to his conquests. This is his dance costume for The Nutcracker and The Wizard of Oz.
Awyn kept Mojo on his leash while the kids' beds were being delivered and set up. I took this picture because Mojo was actually cuddling with her on the couch, an unsual event. He was even letting her hug him. 30 minutes after this photo was taken, the ipod disappeared. We have scoured the condo looking for it, under and behind furniture, in any boxes or papers around where it is. For those who can't spot it, it's on the speakers above Awyn's head. The furniture store is denying that their guys stole it. They were so nice, and very professional that until I saw this picture it never occured to me that they would have stolen the ipod. I thought maybe we'd just knocked it off the dock or moved it. It's a situation that truly sucks.