Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Swirling

Nothing much to write about these days it seems. There is tons swirling around in my head but nothing concrete that I can ever formulate into more than a couple random sentences. Instead, let's go random with the photos I took today as I was practicing indoors, without the flash.

The keyboard

I have been breaking my strict no Christmas before December 1st rule.

(If we started anything Christmas before then I would want absolutely nothing to do with it by about December 15. Call me mean but I think it's actually less mean than me throwing the Christmas tree to the curb mid December.)

Jack is taking keyboard lessons and I vowed (somewhere, I can't find it now) to re-learn how to play as he did. And I have been but it's mostly by playing Christmas carols that have been arranged so that you only need about 10 notes to play them. I also like to sing along. My kids run away covering their ears and screaming. I think they are trying to tell me something but I just haven't quite figured out what yet.

More bling

Today, I was on a mission. I wanted a nice simple sweater dress for a few upcoming events. I found one for a steal of a deal, $30 to be specific. Of course, it needed a nice bright festive necklace to go with it.

Hanging directly below that necklace was this one. You know how sometimes you see something and it draws you in, such that you just can't look away. Yes, I am that shallow. This necklace did that. They were two for one, how I could pass it up? Jay is muttering something under his breath about Shopaholics Anonymous. I think work must be stressing him out or something, poor guy.

Couldn't resist

And because the boys both had really good report cards, I picked up a Christmas blanket for each of them just because. They immediately set up Teddy Bear picnic central in the living room. This is the stuff that just makes being a parent so worthwhile. It's the stuff of fabulous memories.

Cute X Two

It's Thankgiving for my neighbors to the South this week, so from my family to yours, may you have a blessed, joyful and delicious (because it's 75% about the food, isn't it?) Thanksgiving!

11 comments:

Kristin said...

I have the same D1 rule (well an after thanksgiving rule), but somehow it's so hard this year. Turkeys are just not a great distraction from CHRISTMAS!! If I'm playing Sarah M.'s Wintersong album, that's not really Christmas music is it?

Cheryl said...

you have such great taste in accessories...love the red

and yes it is at least 75% about the food...

The boys look adorable!

Angella said...

I'm loving your new bling! I bought some yesterday and I'm pretty excited.

Stacie's Madness said...

great photos...

Anonymous said...

Very handsome boys!! Nice bling too. Grams and Pop are really looking forward to the big recital as well as this weekend.

Kristin said...

love the pic of the boys. :)

also yay for a sweet deal on the dress, and for 2 for 1 accessories!

Kami said...

Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes (and, incidentally, shouldn't it be "neighbours" up in your neck of the woods??)
I love love love that second necklace. Of course you had to buy it. Men will never understand.

R Royal Family said...

Great pics, I especially like the one of the paino keys. Kamden was SOOOOO sweet today he spread out his blanket so the babies could sit on it.

Anna-b-bonkers said...

Aww, your boys are so sweet, take after Jay don't they, just kidding, you of course!!
Pretty jewelry too!

BeachMama said...

Love the pic of the boys on their blankets. I have been practicing my Carols too in hopes that we can sing along in a couple of weeks. Will see how that one goes ;)

homemom1001 said...

I love the picture of the piano! Your boys are adorable! And your jewelry is lovely!
I had one day when I played a Christmas CD early, just to check it out - but I am glad it is officially the 1st so all things Christmas can begin!