Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

We had a good Christmas.  BT and I actually had to wake Bub up though I suspect he was already awake.  We saw him just standing at the baby gate to his hallway staring.  When I went over to him, he said "There's something in my stocking" in a whisper.  He needed his clothes changed so while we were doing that he said again, "There's something in my stocking" *pause* "There's something in your stocking too."  It was precious.  Once he had on clean clothes, he ran out and begin going through his stocking.  He got a kid camera, a MobiGo, an Iron Man (which seems to be his favorite thing), some Play-Doh, some other toys and clothes.  I got a Weekender bag that I had been wanting, a String-Ring (which is really cool), and MySims Sky Heroes.  So that was everything I really wanted. 

This is my parent's year for Christmas so BT made a gumbo and potato salad and we had that for dinner along with a whole lot of dessert.  We opened more presents over there and ate a bunch and just hung out.  It was cold and rainy out so we stayed indoors all day.  I'm glad that the weather was wintry for Christmas.  I hate it when it is warm.  But it was a very nice Christmas.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope all your days are merry and bright.  Wishing you a lovely holiday! 

Friday, December 24, 2010

This week

This week has been pretty busy.  Monday I finished up my shopping and Tuesday I took my sister who has a broken foot shopping.  Wednesday I cleaned the house really good and Thursday I did absolutely nothing but read and watch TV.  It's been a good week but now I'm excited for Christmas.  Bub is excited and really knows what is going on and it is going to be fun!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Library Christmas Party

Today was the "office" Christmas Party and it was very nice.  I always enjoy it though the last two years I've had to sit with people I don't have much to talk about with.  But this year I endeavored to sit with people I like.  I had my new assistant sit by me and made a pact with the account because she was worried about the same thing.  And one of the reference librarians who I guess is my friend sat there too.  So it worked out.  The only thing was my really awkward part-time assistant was like attached to my hip or something because I couldn't shake him off and he sat with us.  But he doesn't say much (which is part of the reason he is awkward) and so it was alright.  The food was good and it was a nice time regardless. 

We play this Secret Santa stealing game and it is fun but I'm too nice to steal from anyone so I always end up with some random thing I don't really like.  Next year I'm doing nothing but stealing.  I'm getting something good next year.  But it doesn't matter, the point is just to play and have fun.  I just need to figure out what I'm going to do with the gift I ended up with.  Regifting?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas cake

Last weekend I decided to make a Christmas cake to go with my new cake plate.  I ended up coloring a white cake red and green with white frosting.  It was pretty good.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

On the occasion of my son's 4th Birthday

Bub is 4 years old today.  I can hardly believe it in a way.  We looked at some newborn pictures of him last night and it seems both so far behind us and yet so very close.  He is just so big and so talkative and bossy and loud and silly and funny and sweet and sassy and about a million other things I never imagined when I was pregnant.  It's funny, you know, when you are pregnant and you spend hours wondering who the baby is inside of you and yet you know somehow.  I knew who he was before I even meet him.  And, yet, he has turned out so much more wonderful than that despite our frustrating moments.  I love him so very much and I am in awe of this person we have created.  My beautiful sweet four year old boy. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

BIG Photo Challenge - Theme: Reflections

The Big Photo ChallengeI took this picture at a recent zoo event, Safari of Lights and I thought it would be a good picture for this theme.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas decorations

The weekend after Thanksgiving we did our tree.  We have an artifical pre-lit tree that we add red lights too.  And I'm a big fan of ribbon on trees.  This year is a "candy cane" or "red and white" year.  All my paper is red and white.  I'm big on matching.

BT's family has these matching elf stocking and his grandmother made extras for their spouses and children so we have matching stocking and we have our own stocking hangers.  BT has snowman, I have an angel, and Bub has a Christmas tree.  I usually put our Mr. Bingles up along with a Christmas tree on the mantel.

I also collect Tigger ornaments and I have so many that I put up a little tree with all of them.  I even have a Tigger tree topper.

And then outside we string lights around the house and put up our inflatable Santa in a helicopter.   This is the first year that Bub is really appreciating everything.  Last year he knew more of what was going on but he seems to be more into the idea of Santa and decorating and everything.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Adori Graphics put this, well, adorable free Christmas theme up for her Freebie Friday and I thought it was so freaking cute and a fun way to add a bit of Christmas to my blog.