woohoo, friday fragments!!! i have been de-cluttering the house all week and putting all the Christmas decor stuff up and boxes away… that i am also ready to de-clutter my mind…. so watch out, scary stuff pouring your way!! hahahahahahaha
the baby began crawling this week… BACKWARDS! so he lodges himself in the funniest places!! i was able to catch him with my phone camera stuck under the end table. he was so proud of himself, till he tried to sit up… bumped his head… and then all fun ended 😦
we also had a fun tree decorating incident this year… our ‘fluffy’ full tree ended up being too heavy for our tree stand. so during the family decorating time, with Christmas tunes in the background, the tree slowly toppled over onto my 5yr old. josh is my even keel personality child. he simply stood still, with decoration still in hand, waiting for the tree to be put up so he could place his ornament on the tree.
then the fun began for hubby to try, late on a sunday night, to hunt down a tree stand big enough for the tree. he hit 3 places before finding one open… luckily they had a massive tree stand. it works very well, thank goodness. now that we have it, i am working on hubby going with my idea of going hog wild next year. we have a 2 story high entry from the front door here. a massive tree would be so much fun… we don’t really use that front door anyway….
i think i have to keep the man away from stores and turn off his ‘Lola’ internet. the man went out on a garland run and came home with another huge present for the kids. sure, okay, it was almost 70% savings, but seriously!!! every few years he goes a little nuts. Christmas is his favorite time of the year, all the duncan boys do it!! my FIL’s wife is just barely getting used to the holiday insanity of the duncan clan 😉 a few years ago when we had our first real paycheck after seminary, the man hit the mall for our daughter… they had a sale at the disney store… his princess is still into princesses…. your imagination is just about right!!!!
i was able to move stuff around to put up our new england village scene up this year. we even have a perfect place for the lights to plug in. it is nothing at all like my FIL’s set up. he has a mountain with snow on it for his!!! but with the people around and the crowded ‘streets’ it really does look like a village. i love it!! and that decorating is all me 😉 yay for creative outlets!!!
i think noah is going to be quite spoiled. no one, and i mean NO ONE can resist the child. he just started doing that thing when people walk by or look at him– he raises his hands with a huge grin on his face. yep, we all melt. from the 34yr old to the 3yr old. and noah has dimples!!!
the girl child earned her points for a dinner/movie date with mommy alone. it has been at least 6 years since i have been inside a movie theatre and here in DC the matinee price was $7. but that is part of the reward for her focus in school… she chose to watch tangled. it was okay, as far as fairy tales go. i sure do miss the songs that are easy to memorize and fun to sing at the top of my lungs… till my boys cover their ears ;-)
so hubby has a new toy… well okay we both have a new toy, once he is done playing with it. tech stuff is a slow learn for him, so he gets the most time to understand what it wants from him. we dipped into savings on black friday to upgrade our very sick iPod. it would only work when actively plugged in to a power source, and is the only music maker in our old sick van. our CD player eats disks 😦 if you have caught any of my blogs so far, we are a singing, song rockin’ family so we “must have the tunes!” the new iTouch has a camera on it and snapped a picture of me while i was getting pics off the old laptop before we turn that in. the ONLY reason i am sharing it (a bit grainy, i think) but i wanted to show my good buddy in TX that i had actually worn pink!!! it was the only fleece i could lay my hands on today, and i needed the warmth…. i was too lazy today to get a fire going, so i grabbed the first thing i saw in my closet…. the dreaded, horrible, ugly, no good, disgusting, color shouldn’t even be in my stupid closet, pink fleece pullover. get a good look, jamers, i am giving it to bekah after today!!