Thursday, December 20, 2007

Brought to you by the Letter K...

Evan learned the letter K last week in school and he had Mark and I in tears with his "watch me make the letter K" stance. NOTE: How Evan's foot KICKS out ~ also, please try to ignore the belly button shot. Enjoy!

Christmas Welcome

Just wanted to share our BEA-U-TI-FUL entryway (if I do say so myself). Can't take any credit for it except for the wreath. Mark is the "outside lights man." :)

Anyway, bought the wreath on my way home from the doctor's last Friday. There were a bunch of them displayed on the front lawn of the florist and I could see from the road that they were pretty inexpensive. I decided to stop because I really wanted a "real greens" wreath this year.

I went inside and told the florist that I wanted one of the wreaths out front and he said I could just pay for it, then go out and pick it up. Great, I thought....

He went on to tell me how people must be running to the cemetaries today because he's had a "run" on cemetary displays, etc. I'm just agreeing with him that it must be because the weather is decent and it's supposed to be miserable over the weekend, never dawning on me WHY he might be talking about this. I did think it was odd, but whatever....I thought maybe he was just trying to be friendly.

SO, I pay for the wreath and go out front to pick the prettiest one. I try to take it off the green metal STAND and find that it's wired to it - it's a graveside wreath. LOVELY!! It suddenly all makes sense that the florist is not, in fact, a weirdo obsessed with cemetaries, but someone who was trying to empathize with me.

I was so embarassed that I just picked up the whole thing and stuck it in my trunk.

Luckily, I was able to unwire the wreath from the stand and it looks pretty nice on our front door.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Movie Night

Evan was invited to his first social activity this past weekend by one of his preschool classmates, Myles. It was a movie night: they were showing "Meet the Robinsons" complete with a concession stand and everything.

I dropped him off and he was a little shy. Myles is a cute kid with an outgoing personality - all the kids in Evan's class love him, and the girls want to marry him :) Well, there were about 7 or 8 other kids there - none we knew, none from school. Evan was the only one who was able to come from school.

I was trying to make sure that Evan would be o.k. when I left and he whispered in my ear, "Mom, you and me are the only ones who aren't brown."

Isn't that just the sweetest thing you've ever heard? I chuckled and agreed with him and told him that it was kind of like him wearing glasses - it makes him special from everyone else. Wouldn't this world be such a better place if we all could look at it through 4 year old eyes?