From Here To There, The Ladybug and the Dragonfly
Monday, December 24, 2007
You want what for Christmas?
This year's visit to Santa mirrored Sophia's visit last year, except this time it was Keenan's turn to cry. When Santa asked Sophia what she wanted for Christmas, he was a little mystified when she told him she wanted a vacuum. She got to use a toy vacuum at a friend's house recently and has wanted one ever since then. Keenan is also pretty fixated on them, so we arranged for Santa to bring two.
Just sledding around
Holidays with Grandma
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Oh Tannebaum, Oh Tannebaum
OK, don't be fooled by the 'presents'. We haven't bought out the local stores, it is simply a ruse to keep Keenan from torturing the tree and eating ornaments. We put a wardrobe box on its side and loaded it with cases of bottled water (to prevent Keenan the he-man from budging it) then wrapped it to make it look a little prettier. So far, so good. We are hoping this won't be necessary next year.
Christmas Tree hunting..........
It wasn't like Santa's Christmas Tree Farm in California, but it was still pretty. Make that pretty and cold, very, very cold. So we picked out our tree pretty fast and started sawing. I always feel so bad when we cut a tree down and yet I can't quite bring myself to go the artificial route and living trees never seem to do very well when you try to plant them, especially in a cold climate. So instead it is another year of guilt.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Twas' the Night Before Christmas
2007 Christmas Card
Uses not intended for toys (and dogs)
Lately, Keenan has come up with many uses for toys that I am quite certain were not intended by the manufacturer. Example one? His new 'Keenan Chair' that was an early Christmas present. In the world according to Keenan, this is not a chair, is it a standing device. All the better to launch himself backward off! Just a few tears shed after that demonstration. Next he decided that disco zebra was really not meant to be ridden. Standing on its' back is where its at. Didn't you know? But is that all? Certainly not! There is the Fisher Price garage that acts as a wonderful platform for who knows what and then there is poor Marz. Poor, poor, sweet tolerant Marz. Here is the thing, Keenan loved his pony ride and came to the erroneous conclusion that Marz was a really small pony. To his credit, Marz hasn't complained once, but manages to look quite forlorn all the same. We are quick to remove said child from said dog's back (with the exception of these photos that is-who can pass up this photo op?).
So the end result is that Keenan is having fun and I am certain under my blond hair and highlights, that my hair is 'prematurely' turning grey. I think I will soon need to buy Rolaids by the ton and oh, by the way, did you know that Christmas Tree ornaments were for teething?
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Some new firsts...........
A few firsts, that I wanted to document.Two days ago, for the first time, Keenan spontaneously kissed me. Since them, he is freely doling out the kisses to me, Colin, Sophia and even Marz.
Two nights ago, he took his first (and second and third) bite of pizza. Yeah!
He has started to say Dada and Mama for real because he is applying it to us.
Today, Sophia went poo poo in the potty for the first time.
Yesterday, my sister and her husband (Aunt Mimi and Uncle Bill) met Keenan for the first time.
That's the good stuff. On the down side, Keenan began vomiting again last night (we had a pneumonia scare last week that landed him in the E.R. on Thanksgiving and almost caused him to be hospitalized), anyway, he has been pretty miserable, and he spent almost the entire night in my arms, why do these things always happen on a weekend? He seems to be a little better today, but certainly not himself.