Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
And because I want you all to know that there is still, in fact, junk in the old truck, there is this one. If you don't believe me, then click on the photo and see the note I added in Flickr.
If only I had the mad photoshop skillz to airbrush that out.
Actually scratch that, because this is real. You know with the fake 70's effect and all.
Monday, December 20, 2010
The theme for day 2 was bright and these new dishes I got for Christmas from my boys are bright and cheery so they fit the bill me thinks. My smile is somewhat misleading, I really am excited about these - they are adorable and fit with our (my) snowman theme.
Day 3 - this idea was much better in my head or of my head.
Get it? Of my head....oh boy, she's lost it again, folks. I think the first sign was a post two days in a row.
Moving on, because I can't just post that. Oh no, how fun would that be?
As I noted last week, we opened our presents together as a family of four this weekend. For the first time ever, I am pleased with the photos I took during such an event. Normally, my shots are all from the wrong angle, at the wrong perspective etc. So for the grandparents, who I hope are interested, here they are.
Working together to open the thing I said we would never get. Yes, that thing. Starts with a "W" and rhymes with me. Uh huh.
Admiring Daddy's new watch.
Playing that other thing I swore we would never own. I caved.
Totally and utterly caved. If you are going to cave you might as well go all the way, right?
But on a good note, the behaviour around here has been stellar.
Gosh, I love these two.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
We were all dolled up for Jack's piano recital you see, so I thought let's take a picture of us all dolled up standing in the doorway. Right, remember that we live in the freaking Arctic. I took two and ran out grabbed my camera and called it a day. Picture to come at a later date.
However, the following gem must be shared.
And this is has to be one of the best no parking signs I have ever seen.
That is one threat I am not willing to test.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Now back to opening presents, just the four of us, this weekend. As in tomorrow. December 18th. Gah. That's early.
You see, we have a tradition that we began several years ago.
(Gratuitious adorable princess shot - this is my Goddaughter, Rachel, showing off her princess dress from yours truly. The dress, the curls, the cute, it's too much)
We spend Christmas with both of our extended families. The cousins, the siblings, the fun. We really wouldn't have it any other way. But being greedy and all, we like to also have Christmas, with just the four of us. A day of playing. Together. Unlike any other day the rest of the year because there is no work, no homework, no cooking, no cleaning, no everyday run of the mill take up our time kind of things. Just time together.
This year, the kids are in school until Dec 22. My dad's birthday is on Dec 23. Then it's Christmas Eve. So, given that Sunday is Jack's piano recital, Saturday it is. Early, most definitely but also entirely necessary for this family that likes to spend time together. It isn't at all about the presents even though the kids will tell you it. It is about playing with the new toys or games together. If pressed they will agree. They are still kids living in this capitalist word after all.
Over and out.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Then there is also the fact that I replaced my laptop and added some fancy new accesories. We are also looking to replace Jay's car. It's a 1988 model. I kid you not.
We recently replaced the muffler and power steering. Then on top of the fact that the windsheild washer sprayer has not worked since sometime in the late 90's, the wipers quit too.
For some reason, that was Jay's last straw.
The other day the boys found a Christmas frog that sang Jingle Bell Frog. They wanted to get it. I was incredulous. HOW would that match our snowmen collection? I am mean like that.
PS nominations for the most boring blog post ever are now open. I think have a good shot.