Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hot Shots

We broke down and bought a real tree this year and I'm pretty sure it's the best $15 we've ever spent. There really is something cozy and comforting about the glow of the Christmas tree. We've spent many evenings around the tree with all the other lights off. I've enjoyed a couple moments reading by the tree and I'm going to miss it when Steve gives it the boot a couple hours after Santa leaves.
We have the perfect amount of hill out our back door. We'll bundle up and run around the field and then walk across the street to the frozen pond. We always let Steve test the ice first. He did point out that he weighs more than the kids and I combined so it seems pretty fail-proof.
What can I say about this sad Santa? I asked him how his night was going and he said, "very, very warm."
This Griffy is gorgeous and I hope he never grows up.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Why Can't the Child Just Eat?

I wonder so often, "Why? Why can't Jack just ______________ (fill in the blank). Typically I just wonder why he can't eat when it's time to eat. Or why he can't put his shoes on when we need to go to preschool. At least tonight I could really smile and enjoy his sweet voice. He has been at the table for thirty minutes and nary a bite, but quite a show! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!