Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Giving Tree

A week before Christmas I took DS shopping to get gifts for those on his list.

Me: "We are going to Target so you can get a Christmas gift for your baby sister.".

DS: "I want to go to Target."

Me: "What would you like to get your baby sister for Christmas.".

DS: "Toys."

Me: "What kind of toys?"

DS: "Her own toys.".

The conversation was followed by a trip to Target where he picked out everything he wanted for Christmas so we went home, without anything, to a house where she was playing with all his toys. Humph, I guess he was right, DH and I are the youngest, guess we just thought she was entitled to them. :-)

We did go back to Target the next day as I was now convinced that she really did need her own toys. I helped him narrow it down to 5 things I thought his "baby sister" would like and he was very decisive on which one he wanted to get her (& trust me, I tried to sway him when I realized it was the most expensive of the 5 but he was insistent that she would love that one, "it is pretty and soft.")

On Christmas morning, she gave the biggest smile and squeel when she opened the stuffed golden lab he had choosen for her. It was clearly the winner of the morning and you could even see the excitement in his face as he watched her grab that dog and give him *baby kisses* (you know, the big wet open mouth ones). Satisfied that he had done good, he turned back around to continue playing with his new tool kit ... as soon as his back was turned, she lunged over, grabbed one of his shiney new match box cars and gave an even bigger smile as it went straight into her mouth ....

**lean over quietly, grab camera, snap picture, record first memory of many Christmas morning little-sibling-snatching to come ... I think I might remember some one else's little sister doing the same thing**

Stinging like a beamer or floatin' like a Cadillac

No longer just for the professional athletes, musicians, movie stars and automotive enthusiasts ... the Cadillac Escalade is also for our soon-to-be 3 year old boy who loves all things that move. Shiney rims and all, this car is a beauty (& the driver sure isn't bad either).

His favorite feature ... the full functioning FM radio with volume control. Santa didn't bring this one to our house on Christmas morning though - gotta thank (both sets) of Grandparents for this one!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

(Christmas) Dress Rehearsal

What the kiddos will be wearing on Christmas Day ....

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Super at La Super

Yes, it is worth the stop. And, especially after a recent day of wine tasting in Santa Ynez (note the lack of make up and style in above pic of us waiting in line the morning after, LOL). Top picture: making home made tortillas daily. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Let me know if you ever make a stop at this little gem in Santa Barbara, CA.