The McBryders

Saturday, December 13, 2008

More hair pics

Here are a couple more pictures: a before and after of the back length.
And here she is in front of our Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

New Addiction

I am afraid to say it, but I have a new's called Facebook. I have become reacquainted with high school, university, junior high and elementary school friends. I love it. Please come check it out, if you dare! You'll be amazed who you can find!

It's been a long time since I have been out here - and the busy season is just starting. The holidays have become so much more entertaining since Sammy has become aware of what they are. Halloween has been her favorite holiday - the pumpkins, the scary thrill of the ghosts and witches and monsters, the costumes and, of course, the candy! Here is Sammy the bunny:

At the Pumpkin Prowl at the zoo

Thanksgiving was fun and food-filled. It was nice to have my folks and brother over at our house for the evening. Yum! David did a great job with the turkey, stuffing, gravy and raspberry pie. My folks brought over mashed potatoes, peas and asparagus. I made cranberry relish and an awesome pumpkin cheesecake. Grubbin'! After dinner we played the Whole Enchilada (what a fun game!!) and watched the Holy Grail.

And lately, in the "lull" between Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, we have been keeping busy: decorating our tree, Sammy got her very first haircut on Dec 7th, and then we saw The Nutcracker. What a FUN day. David was playing in the pit of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and Sammy sat next to me on a big cushion, entranced. At one point she looked over and said, wistfully, "I wish I were a ballerina". Then when I pointed out the peacock, she whispered "it's just a woman, dressed up". That tickled the woman in front of us: after the show was over, she told Sammy that she was so amazed at how quiet and polite she was through the whole show. Gotta say, as a mom, I love hearing things like that! It makes up for all of the power plays through-out the week! :-)

Here are some photos:

For a solid hour after we got back, Sammy danced and twirled and held out her skirt and played ballerina. She was ecstatic.