Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Santa now and then...

This was then...one year ago.

This makes me laugh every time...Tai has come a long way...

This was today, boy oh boy was Tai excited to see Santa-talking about it for days and days but you would never know seeing her reaction when on Santa's lap.

This is when we first spotted him before he sat down.

A tid bit timid :)

She asked Santa for Barney, but he thought she said bunny. I wonder what Santa will bring her a bunny or Barney...

It was a fun experience except that I forgot the stroller and Tag was sleeping and I parked in the furthest spot possible and ended up having to carry Tag in his carseat across the whole mall. Are these things heavy for anyone else or am I just a wimp?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The weirdest thing...

I had the weirdest experience the other day. You see, we are trying to find renters for our basement apartment. Upon advertising I got several responses via email. One of the names looked familiar and I thought I might have known him. So I googled his name to see if it was the person I was thinking of. Well, I came across his blog and it ended up not being who I thought. This prospective tenant was set to come see our place in the next few hours. I decided to look through the blog to get to know them better (the ultimate background check) I did feel weird snooping, but hey, it was an open blog and an interesting one too. So, I spent the next little while reading about all their fascinating adventures and personalities and what they ate last week, and their thoughts on this and that. Well anyway, this couple shows up and I open the door, and there they were-- those familiar faces that I had come to know so well over the last 1/2 hour. We had become friends now......and they had no idea! And then I didn't know how to act because I had this secret and I had to pretend everything was normal. So, I overcompensated and was kind of unfriendly. Anyway, I laugh thinking about it. But it is probably not that funny or weird unless it actually happens to you. So, all of us with open blogs--watch out, you never know who is reading it!

Oh no, here comes the snow!

Poor Tai begged us to make a snowman and this is the result. It is the best one we have ever made. HA, HA true.

It was delayed a little this year, but we had our first big snow yesterday. I spent any free moment shoveling the snow off the driveway and sidewalks because I learned a big lesson last year. I didn't see what the big deal was in shoveling the snow, but I learned that if you don't, it gets packed down from driving and walking on it and then it gets slippery and it stays there forever because it takes so long to melt. Being from Arizona I had no idea. Go ahead and laugh at my idiocy (if that is a word). The lesson I learned this year is that shoveling snow is hard work, especially if your driveway is falling apart and not a smooth surface and if your shovel is too short. I don't even know if it is a snow shovel. We just found it.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The many Hair-do's of Tag

check out this sweet tail spiffy

punk/he was also born with some good lookn' sideburns

just out of the shower

2001 look



grandma's special



blown to the wind

The one thing that everyone says when they see my baby for the first time is: "Look at all that hair!" Then some ask, "Don't you just love playing with it". And until yesterday, I just never really had.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Mirror, mirror on the wall...


One of Tag's favorite things to do is watch himself in this mirror, most of the time he is content there for 30 min or so. It is so fun to sneak and watch him smile and laugh at himself without him knowing I'm there.

All Smiles

I'm glad we caught this cute smile :)