Monday, December 22, 2008

It Ain't Mr. Roger's Neighborhood

Ah yes, we all have that neighbor.

When we do Christmas with my side of the family, it's become an annual tradition to walk down and see the Santa Babes (aka the Ho-Ho-Hos). Some of us go thinking it was all a dream last year, and the year before, and before that...and couldn't have been real. Others went because we had a new person who had never seen the house and wanted to see his reaction. I went because where else can you see Santa being pulled by eight flamingos?

(Yes, flamingos, you read it right)

What do you think for next year's Christmas card?


Thank you to Grandma Dolly's, friend's, daughter who had tickets to CATS and couldn't use them! They were amazing seats--four rows back, dead center. For some reason Scott didn't want to go (not really a people-dressed like cats-dancing on stage kind of guy) so I was very happy to take Morgan. We both thoroughly enjoyed the show.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Will This Be An Exchange Or Return?

WARNING: Cheesy post to follow. Some side effects may include gagging, dry heaving, and or saying to yourself, "Come on now, really?!" Should any of these symptoms occur stop reading immediately.

We have a new tradition this year. Actually, can you call it a tradition when you have only done it for one year? Let me start again...

We've done something new this year. We are enjoying it so much I hope it sticks and turns into a yearly tradition. It's sort of a twist on the "Draw A Name" gift exchange. The gift is the part that got twisted. From last Monday until Christmas each person has come up with something they are going to do everyday for the person they drew.

It turns out everyone is having such a good time giving their gifts sometimes it's hard to tell who is the giver and who is the receiver!

Scott drew Kendall. The gift: Do math.
When you are four, this is a very cool gift.


I drew Morgan. The gift: A chapter a day.
This is on top of her own 20-minutes of reading a day-she is a total nerd.


Morgan drew Beck. The gift: Reads a book. (or points out pictures to)
Which is also a gift to Mom and Dad since he is always bringing us books.


Kendall drew Me. The gift: Helps with dinner.
This is the biggest one where the giver is also the receiver. She LOVES to help in the kitchen. And I am enjoying the company,


Beck drew Scott. The gift: A back rub.
Beck stands, walks, jumps, sits, climbs, and bounces on Daddy's back. Scott says it would be perfect it he was twice as heavy, but is happy to take what he's got.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Kendall Quotes

After taking a bike ride:

Whoo! It's hot. They need to change the weather!
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