Dec 26 2006

Merry Merry..Plus FIRE!

We had a very busy 3-day weekend.

On Friday night, my mom, sister, and I went to a wedding shower for a woman who babysat for me and my sister a couple of times. Her mom was throwing the party and wanted to make it extra special and hired a fire juggling/spinning group. I actually knew them from bellydancing, but had never seen them perform. They were so awesome. I was incredibly impressed. I took so many pictures and loved them all. I had a very hard time choosing which ones to show you. I just had to randomly pick a few:

On Saturday, we went to see Santa. Cole did not lose it, but he was very wary. He kept giving Santa the eye, letting him know that he was not too sure about all of this and reserved the right to freak out at any second. It was still pretty cute. Santa was a crotchety old bugger, though. When I put Cole on his lap (picture not shown), he said “30 seconds!” Jerk.

On Sunday we hung around the house and played in the freezer boxes. My family had a tradition of getting refrigerator boxes- one each for me and my sister- before Christmas each year. We would decorate them and make them cozy inside and sleep most nights in them, especially on Christmas Eve. We loved it. I still remember it with so much fondness. This year the tradition was handed down to Spencer, but Cole didn’t mind having the boxes around, either.


On Monday Cole had an encounter with a planter which resulted in one of the ugliest pictures ever taken of my child. It’s potting soil on top and goldfish drool on the bottom:
And then the cuteness:



And then the scary raised eyebrows. To tell the truth, I was trying my very best not to fall on my ass while my mom was taking this picture. I think I was trying to use my eyebrows as a counter balance.
Well, there ya go. It was simple, but it was ours. There was no huge drama, which is enough to be thankful for, and there was good food. I love my family.

How was yours?

4 Comments

  • By Anonymous, December 26, 2006 @ 12:39 pm

    Oh the squishiness!!

  • By Anonymous, December 26, 2006 @ 1:27 pm

    I’v set that last pic as my desktop background.

  • By Anonymous, December 27, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

    Question: Was Spencer raised to believe in Santa?

  • By em, December 27, 2006 @ 11:24 pm

    I’ll answer that question! Yes. However, it’s frightfully the same as convincing a kid about god! I think we’re going to phase out the literal-ness of Santa by next year.

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