Archive for December 2008


Christmas Morning For The Lakes

December 28th, 2008 — 6:32pm
I never really cared for Christmas. I guess I always felt exempt, in a way, from the insanity of it all: shopping, santas, the music, and only one big presents day instead of eight. But now that we have the guys I kind of loved Christmas. Everyone was very sweet and thoughtful with their gifts to them. Gramps made them wooden toys and made donations to their college fund, Grandma Carol got them awesome toys (a baby playtable and a dinosaur ball-pit!), Auntie E got them a box full of great toys (Haba wooden teethers, a pig whose butt rattles when you pull his tail, and other awesome toys), Gramma Ellin sent great books and dinosaur socks, Grampa Len sent a donation to their college fund, and I could go on and on. It is way more fun to get presents for the boys then for ourselves. So thanks everyone. The boys are loving their stuff and I finally enjoyed Christmas!
The guys opening their box from Auntie E.The box that Grandma Carol’s presents came in was ALMOST as much fun as the presents themselves.
More fun with the box that the toys came in. Actually, this shot was more fun for me than it was for Levi.
Levi in another box. Why do I keep doing this to him?
Levi, finally having a blast, in the dinosaur ball pit.

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I'm Walkin'. Yes Indeed, I'm Walkin'

December 26th, 2008 — 1:04am

Levi is walking using Gramma present (an awesome playtable) as a walker. Yay Levi!

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Nondenominational St. Nick!

December 24th, 2008 — 4:51pm

He was the greatest nondenominational St. Nick! His beard is real. We know this because Levi pulled on it nearly the whole time. He is such a cynic.

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Fa la la la la la la la… latkes.

December 22nd, 2008 — 1:29am

It is a strange first Chanukah. We’re had an epic snowstorm here in Seattle this week and had something like a foot of snow on our block. People are skiing past our house. Even for this Chicagoan it is a little much. Benny and KJ were supposed to arrive tonight and we were supposed to start our road trip tomorrow. But since the airport is a disaster zone and all the flights are cancelled the trip is postponed until Tuesday. Earliest. Fingers crossed.
In the meanwhile, we only have enough candles for 6 days of Chanukah! Can we make the candles last all 8 days? Will we have a Chanukah miracle? Wait and see.
The boys tear into Gramma Ellin and Grampa Michael’s awesome presents. The tissue paper was nearly as much fun as the books!

Fun fact: dinosaurs, made by Gramps, are both tasty and delicious.

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Let It Snow

December 18th, 2008 — 9:07pm

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Little Boys – Big Store

December 15th, 2008 — 7:31pm

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Estate Sale Wisdom

December 15th, 2008 — 5:05am

How could we possibly survive the coming years without this little gem of a pamphlet printed in 1946 by Bethany Press in St. Louis? It looks like PerfectMom ™ has boy/girl twins! I’m sure it’ll have loads of handy advice.

I can’t wait to tell this story to the guys… They’ll want to hear it over and over again!

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Snow Day!

December 14th, 2008 — 10:41pm

We had the one day of Seattle snow today! The guys didn’t really seem to get it… but we had a lot of fun anyway. And we made a new friend down the street.

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