December 15, 2017

Flashback Friday


There was once a baby named Rerun who loved taking ornaments off the Christmas tree.

Specifically, this little quilted tree ornament.

He would take it off the tree and *chomp chomp chomp.*

That tree (and its twin) are now part of Rerun’s collection of ornaments, and he gets to hang them up every year.

He doesn’t remember trying to eat them.

He sure was a cute little guy!

December 14, 2017

Christmas Baking


If this post makes you drool, I apologize.  Please don’t drool on your screen or keyboard.

Most of the Christmas cookies are now baked.  This does not include the fudge I have made several batches of already.

The kids can vouch for the quality of these cookies.  Some of them might be slightly too sophisticated for their palates, like the shortbread.  I made Peppermint Shortbread…

Gingerbread Cranberry Shortbread…

… and Orange Cranberry Shortbread.

The boys prefer the more traditional/sugary-looking cookies, like the Gingerbread Spritz…

Gingerbread Bears…

Butter Spritz…

and Cinnamon Crackles.

Ane enjoys the fancier ones, like Gingerbread Biscotti…

Angel Thumbprints…

… and the Cranberry Bars (copied from Starbucks).

Think I made enough?

December 13, 2017

Life Imitating Art


Auntie showed the boys one of her favorite Christmas movies last week, “The Santa Clause.”  They really enjoyed it (Tad dubbed it “The Santa Claus-E” and now Rerun is calling it that, too), but Rerun decided to recreate one of the scenes in the movie.  There is a scene where Charlie, the son of Tim Allen’s character, pretends he is Santa and uses chairs for reindeer.

That scene tickled Rerun’s funny bone, so he decided to do it himself.  But because this is Rerun we are talking about, he used a Pokemon and an Angry Bird for reindeer.

I am certain that Bulbasaur and Chuck are the equivalent of eight reindeer.

December 12, 2017



Thumper has discovered a love of warm and fuzzy sweatshirts.  Which is fine, because Tad is leaving a trail of them for him to grow into.  Case in point, an old Central Washington University hoodie that once was Tad’s, then Rerun’s, and while it is slightly too big for Thumper, he loves it.

And look, he matches his big sister!

They’re so cute!