Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I'm including a lot of profile pictures because her cheeks? They are edible.
She's been growing up as I literally hold her hand, and yet I look back through pictures longing to return--just for a moment--to the days when she toddled around and spoke her first word (it was "hi").
It is hard to pull off sophistication and thumb-sucking all at once.
But if there's one girl who can do it...it's Lilly.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Do you remember these girls?
Sunday, December 14, 2008
This is one of my favorite trees because all of the ornaments have to do with FOOD.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Y'all, I am an unashamed Nester Stalker.
I'm not kidding. She tells me how to decorate my house and I obediently do it, dragging all my friends with me. It's a sickness.
If she told me Street Art/Graffiti from the Fresh Prince Era was fashionable, I'd be in the spray paint aisle of Home Depot right this very minute.
Good thing today is show-and-tell so my garland schwag can get some bloggy love.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
I mean, it's not like I need to mention that the tree stand isn't intended to levitate three feet in the air.
No, we don't have pets and the kids didn't wrestle it over.
I don't know what's worse...the snowman painfully perched on his side or the gigantic hole in the left side of the tree.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
No, I didn't forget about the tree pictures, but my computer is in the shop.
I dropped it off at the Apple Store's "Quick Drop," which is actually NOT quick, but closer to 48 hours.
Needless to say, without my computer for so long, I am breathing into a brown paper sack to keep from hyperventilating.
I didn't know that "Quick Drop" was code for "Two Days Without My Vital Organs" until after I handed it over.
When I heard "Quick Drop," my plan was to scoot over to Anthropologie and Williams-Sonoma, then swing back by to pick it up.
Not so much.
(And just to spite me, Williams-Sonoma didn't even have any Peppermint Bark samples. Whatever.)
Oh well, I am back on my loud-as-a-jet PC, with the screen so far away that I can barely see it.
And I never realized that I spent most of my time reading/typing/researching very important Christmas gifts and "news" from the kitchen island.
While chained to the old ghetto Dell all by my lonesome, I feel like I'm on Survivor's Exile Island while everyone else is ringing sleigh bells and making yuletide gay in the family room.
As for the advent update, yesterday we hid all of our Christmas books and the kids searched the house for them, then we cozied up for a nice read.
A friend completely outdid me and WRAPPED her Christmas books. How great is that?
We didn't talk numbers, but I hid 33 books and that would be a heck of a lot of wrapping for dog-eared books with missing pages. But I still think it's mighty fun for the Young Present Openers.
Today was our day to get out the nativity sets and start to pose the characters in unlikely scenarios (why do the kids insist on putting everyone on the roof?)
I really think every home in America should own a Little People Nativity Set, because they are so dang cute and my kids STILL love it.
The kids also like putting M&M's and Hot Tamales in the feeding trough for the donkey and a few mechanics who wandered over from the Racin' Ramps Garage.
Our other grown-up nativity set was a wedding present. Isn't that a great idea?
(I am taking donations for the Willow Tree set in case you just won big in Vegas.)
Do you know what Advent Fabulousness takes place tomorrow?
I am including Brad this year because it has been brought to my attention that his boxers look more like tennis skirts than a true pair of shorts.
(And the "World's Greatest Dad 2004" pair are looking more like a consolation prize than a Father's Day gift.)
Here's my little undies jingle that I printed out for Jackson and Lilly's advent calendar clue (one year I got really delirious and made up rhymes for each day):
"Under" your clothes you wear this pair,
Look under your tree, they will be there!
For everyone's comfort, I will not be including pictures.
And yes, OF COURSE, Lilly's have the days of the week on them.
(Brad's do not.)