Archive for December 9th, 2008

o tannenbaum…

our house is all christmased out!!!  we put our exterior lights up (pictures to come of our glowy house when i can remember to take them!) and our tree is up and the inside of the house is decorated and most of the presents are wrapped!!  i still have more wrapping but that can wait…

jasper likes the christmas lights so much that the first thing she does in the morning is run to the tree, dance around it and shout, “kissmas lights on!  kissmas lights on!” and if i don’t hop to it, she tries to do it herself!  so you had better believe that i hop to it!

the weather has actually been pretty chilly over here and the wind is killer – cold enough for a fire that is for sure but we haven’t had a fire in the hearth yet this season – maybe this weekend…

actually had snow flurries and ice today but didn’t stick…

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as jasper would say, “taaaaa-daaaaa!!!”...  and don’t tell jasper lilith that you can eat the candy canes!!  right now, they are just another pretty decoration that she Isn’t Allowed To Touch…  and i plan on keeping it that way for a while!

although, she has been very good about not messing withthe tree, the decorations or the presents…  the closest she has come to giving me the proverbial finger (two year old style) was over that little puppy down there (it is attached to one of her cousins, juliets, gift) and really, i was tempting fate by leaving the toy out in the open like that anyway…  but she did her thing, well, tried to, then i did my thing and we got the puppy issue straightened out – she stares at it longingly but doesn’t touch…

oh!!  here is a story:

when we were at cabella’s, jon and duncan (who we took with us so that david and heather could get some christmas shopping done) were going down some stairs ahead of us and jasper lilith and i were following behind them…  well, jon and duncan went down a little too fast for jasper and she did not like falling behind so she started calling out, “daddee! hey, daddee!  schtop!  schtop!  i’m comeeen!” (translation:  daddy, stop!  i’m coming!) but he kept going so after a couple more futile “daddee’s!!” called out, she cried out, “HEY JON!!  HEY JON!!  HEUH I AM!” (translation:  hey jon, here i am!)…

holy canoli!!

and you can believe he stopped at that!  a dead stop and slow turn around with a look of sheer incredulity on his face thrown in for good measure…

once i got over my own shock, i attempted to address the shouting part of her precocious cuteness but my “inside voice” reminder was useless given the fact that i was laughing too hard to get anything coherent out…

i guess she figured that since calling him daddy wasn’t working and mama always calls him jon anyway, she would give it a try… and turns out it worked!

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little encounters of the third kind…

wow, have we been busy!!  the holidays are fully upon us and we are going a mile a minute over here…

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but here is jasper taking a little break…  on this night, when we told her it was bedtime, she ran to our bed, climbed up in it,  snuggled down amongst the pillows and pulled the covers up…  and then looked at us like, “well?  come on!  get in!” which we did, at least for a little bit before moving her over to her own bed…

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a remote control truck?  yes…  a marker and crayon holder?  yep, that too!

so jasper lilith filled up the back of the truck with as many crayons and markers that the truck could hold and then took it for a spin…  leaving a trail of markers behind her…

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we went to cabella’s over the weekend and here is jasper lilith checking out the big freshwater fish tanks…

the white fish that you see (looks like it might just be the flash but nope, it isn’t) is an albino catfish and it was the weirdest thing!!  both jasper and i were pretty focused on that odd swimmy thing but i suspect it was an alien of some kind…  no, i really don’t think it was a fish – had to be something else…

really, that “fish” was weird