December 5, 2018

Lights And Lights!


The Christmas lights are up at our church!  The youth group was serving there on Sunday evening, which meant Ane was working… but this year, Tad was there, too.

I told Ane that it would be wise to give Tad a very specific job – so they made him a greeter and gave him a bucket of candy canes to hand out.  He did well, I am told!

Plus, they look so adorable together.  Even though Tad turned his Santa hat inside out – so all the fuzzy would be next to his head.  Oh well.

December 4, 2018

Santa Photo 2018


O Santa!  Thank you for your patience, as Rerun could not stop with the stiff fake grin until take #5.  This was the best of all 4 kids.

Once we were done, we dashed off to art class, dropped Tad off, then went out for post-Santa picture pizza nearby.  We saved Tad plenty of leftovers.

December 3, 2018

Tree Acquired


This was THE weekend to get the Christmas decorating done.  So while I decorated the kitchen and cleaned up the spot for the tree, the Webmaster and Tad went shopping for the tree itself.

Yakima Fruit Market was their destination, and after some “debate” about how big the tree would be (I’m being diplomatic – Tad wanted a BIG tree, and the Webmaster had to talk him down to reality and our budget, an argument ensued), the tree was purchased and bundled and loaded.

And then we got no peace until it was up in the house, and then it needed lights, and making Tad wait until the next day to actually put ornaments on it was apparently pure torture.

November 30, 2018

Flashback Friday


Tad has been counting down the days to the end of November, because IT’S DECEMBER 1ST AND WE MUST CHRISTMAS ALL THE THINGS.

He has really turned into the Christmas elf.  Or a Christmas nag – because if it isn’t done YET, he gives me no peace until it is.

Here he is in 2016, with the most perfect shirt ever.  I’m still looking for a non-cartoony adult version of this saying for him to wear now.

But don’t worry, he has plenty of Christmas shirts to wear this year!