Just a few tidbits from the holiday festivities.
K, holding on to her prized possession and sitting on dad's lap. Im not sure how much longer she will be able to fit there!
We went to S's grandma's house to visit and have lunch. There were gifts, of course, and the kids got to hang out with their cousin who they only see once a year. Im not sure how J is even hanging on in this wrestling match.....but Im thinking it requires some abs of steel...something I can only dream of having.
I spotted a candy bowl....my mouth was really watering for some m and m's. In fact, Im pretty sure I was in withdrawal....having had my last handful while driving in the van. That must have been at least 10 minutes ago....I go in for the handful....only to discover this.
Who puts raisins in a candy bowl? Im just sayin.
K and I in deep discussion over her greatest present of all time. Im pretty sure I was teaching her how to do something. However, now that shes had the phone for all of 4 days....shes asking me, mama, did you know you can do this? Why dont you do it this way, mama? Ill be sitting across the room and she will text me and say, hey...did you know....Just when I thought I was getting FAST at the texting...my ego was feeling really good....4 days later? Shes blowing me away...she can text pages in the time it takes me to say, What?
Ohhhh...I see it. Another bowl. This one across the room. Sitting so nicely all by itself on the little table. I wonder, could it be?
Chex mix. Really? Cmon. Seriously.
After all that candy drama, we had to load back up and head to S's folks this time. To do another round of gifts and then have dinner. G has a new friend. She is pink and he loves her very much. Despite the fact that he can not remove her wand and turn everyone into pumpkins. He was very confused by this discovery. Mama, why cant I play with her wand? Hunny, it doesnt come off. Why not? Well, its sewn on there. That way you cant lose it. But its magic. If I lost it then all I have to do is say ring, ring, and it will come back to me. Oh, I say. I didnt realize that. How totally silly of me. That makes perfect sense, hunny.
And a book. The way to all my kids' hearts? Books.
And me? Well, I was totally surprised and verklempt when I opened this. I was literally beside myself....flippin giddy, I was. I just couldnt believe it. Can you believe it? I cant believe it. I LOVE it. I am in love with it.
And, of course, every farmgirl has to have a pair of these, right? Im not on that farm yet, but clearly, Im on my way.
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