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.


Blogger CaliforniaGrammy said...

I can just picture Samm watching the Nutcracker, she has such perfect "theater manners!" And I'm so proud of you for teaching her those manners.

I've got to see her haircut, though. I can't tell in the "dancing" shots what her haircut looks like.

Now I've got to go over to Facebook and see if I can figure out what you're talking about.

I'm glad you had fun with the "Whole Enchilada" . . . we had so much fun playing that game with your folks.

10:48 PM  
Blogger SeattleS said...

I hope you join Facebook!
I will upload a couple more pictures to show her haircut. It's not very different - just shorter!
Sammy has asked a few times if she can see the Nutcracker again!

8:11 PM  

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