Friday, December 31, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Today in Colin's advent boxes, I had a little Lego package with a surprise figurine in it. When he opened it he discovered it was a skier. He put it together and I decided he needed his picture but it must fit his outfit, so I stuck it in a snow drift in our backyard. Sometimes I crack myself up.
Glad our neighbors moved, nothing like seeing a freaky lady running outside in her PJ's and house slippers taking pictures of a Lego dude.
Here is my Sissy. Looks like she is engaged in a very deep conversation with him.
Here is me with Santa (groovy outfit).
A littler me with Santa. Giving the candy canes he just gave me away. It looks like I'm in a panic mode.
And me with Santa again but it sure doesn't look like I'm enjoying this. If you've noticed in most of the pictures (except the groovy outfit one) the Santa is all the same. He is a very dear friend of my parents and he would come visit us every year. Now fast forward 30 years and see the next picture.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
While I was trying to figure things out Romeo wasn't sure how to react because there was a whole lot of laughing going on with women in high pitched voices. That just gets him so excited, he had to come see what all the commotion was all about. He took my spot in the first picture.
After about 15 attempts, we finally got one good one.
This morning the animals and I woke up to a fresh blanket of snow. It was still a bit dark outside and Romeo didn't want to go out once he realized how cold it had gotten. But, he went after starring back at me for a bit.
I still had the quilt table cloth on the kitchen table from our party yesterday and it seems someone thought it was a nice place to sit. The cats are not allowed on the table or counter tops, but I guess this shows what goes on while I'm not here.
Tiger was checking out all of the new snow as well.
It is very, very cold here today and there are extremely high winds. The snow is blowing so bad I can't see my neighbors house......that's bad.
Monday, December 6, 2010
It isn't him.............
It isn't her.....................
For goodness sake, it isn't him...................
Yup, it's Tiger. Don't let this sweet innocent face fool you.
I went into Colin's room this morning to wake him up and noticed Tiger was lying on the floor next to Colin's bed with this next to him:
He chewed the end off of Colin's Christmas tree light strand! Luckily for Tiger, it wasn't plugged in. It reminded me of this movie....click on the link:
Tiger, Santa won't be brining you any toys this year.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
The first room in Legoland was a miniature replica of the Windy City. There was so much detail it was amazing. And even more amazing is the whole thing was built using Lego bricks! While looking at the Lego scenery all of a sudden the lights start to dim and the lights inside the buildings come on. The crickets start chirping, the street lights come on and the city sounds change. The lights on the fountain light up and music starts playing. It is soooooo neat (I can't say that enough).
From there you go to shops to build all sorts of items; to a small factory showing how Lego's are made; to a race car track building area so you can race your cars; to rooms with carnival rides (made out of Lego's of course). A very cool place and well worth the drive for us.
After the Lego store we had dinner and did some more shopping before heading back to our hotel room. Colin looked at a Phineas and Ferb magazine he bought at the Disney store and I chilled next to him. Tomorrow, we head downtown to visit Macy's before going home.
It was still snowing pretty good by the time we made it downtown. I didn't really know where I was going and my GPS was making me mad so I told Colin to shut her off and we would find our way. Before we knew it we were sitting at a stop light and we both looked up and realized we were next to the Sears Tower. It was a little hard to see with all the snow.
We knew instantly when we got to Macy's because of their famous golden trumpets. It was so beautiful with all of the snow (but my hair on the other hand....it was not lookin so good).
The windows were decorated after the new book Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Clause.
From there we headed to the toy section. Macy's always has extra large stuffed animals so Colin wanted to find them. As always, he was drawn to the Tiger (his love).
After a bit more shopping we decided we needed to head home because the snow was still coming and I wanted to make sure we made it home before dark. As we got closer to home I asked Colin if he wanted to stop at a Reindeer Farm near our home and he said "Of course!". So we made a little detour to visit Santa's Reindeer. Yukon was the largest Reindeer and he loved graham crackers.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Just a quick picture to show you where Colin and I went yesterday....Legoland in Chicago. It was a total surprise for him, I picked him up at school and he thought I was taking him out to lunch. I jumped on the interstate and told him "How about lunch in Chicago?" and he didn't know what hit him. He also didn't know this store existed until we pulled up to the store front. It was more excitement in one day than a boy could have.
More to come later. Enjoying being home in my nice quiet quarters after leaving the Windy City. Plus I have 230 pictures to pick from to do my December Daily Album. Oh dear, where to start?
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sleepyhead Colin was happy to see it when he crawled out of bed. We are supposed to get "measurable" snow this weekend so that is something fun to look forward to.
The signs of Christmas are all over our home. Tree is up, music is being played, peppermint candles are being burned and the cat has already destroyed the manger scene. Good thing it's Fisher Price little people. The worst he can do is bat baby Jesus around the living room. But that big fluffy dog better not eat him. Animal chaos at our house.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Colin and I went shopping this weekend and I saw this coffee mug at the Hallmark store and I fell in love with it. I wouldn't normally ever buy a coffee mug, I have plenty for only a 1 person coffee drinkin house, but I could not pass him up. Plus, he was $10.00 and I had a $5.00 off coupon! :) Merry Christmas to me.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
It was our first Thanksgiving with Romeo. He loved it. Not only did he love all the attention, he loved the FOOD! Dad tried to run him out of the kitchen, but he refused to leave. Papa finally gave up.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I have so many blessings in my life, here are just a few. There is nothing more important than family and mine is the best. I love all of you...even those that have fur.
I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving. I know I will, because I'm spending it with my family.
Lots of Love!