Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Rory's message from Santa!!

funny that one of the most magical moments of the season came from this silly gimmick. she loved it and promptly went to bed in her own bed last night w/o any fuss, only saying "santa knows i am working really hard on this." pure brilliance. thank you to whatever genius wrote this program. i am sure we will be watching it periodically for the next 2 weeks. gotta go wrap presents...

Monday, December 7, 2009

oh christmas tree, oh christmas tree...

The tree is up. 2 days, 3 phone calls to parental units for advice, 1 trip to home depot, a lenthy tree wrestling match staring pat and i vs. the tree, 2 power tools, 3 saws, a living room that looks like a grand fir massacre and finally a visit from a tree elf that looked surprisingly like pat's dad- but the tree is up. Our annual trek to the deep west side for Helvetia cheeseburgers and helvetia tree farm was a success. sunny skies and super cold- but rory loved it. she is at such a fun age because she doesn't remember anything else but is old enought to be excited by it all. when i was explaining to her the process of going to get a tree and cut it down to put it in our living room, she looked at me like i was crazy and said, ''why do we do that?". good question kiddo, good question. my other favorite comment from her today was while we were home all day cleaning the house and setting up all the decorations she put her hands on her hip, holding an ornament and said, "mommy, christmas is hard!!". i agree.
like i said, the tree is up, let the festivities begin!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

funny rory conversations...part 2

this was written awhile ago- but i finally got around to revisiting old posts and getting them up.

I have every intention of getting caught up on posting pics/blogging about recent events- but for the sake of being realistic i wanted to post a few things before i forgot them. also- i realize i don't use caps anymore when typing, it is because lucy removed the shift button from my computer.
conversation #1
after returning from getting a temporary (and very metallic) crown put in at the dentist rory and i were talking about dentist visits in preparation for her first visit. i thought she would be apprehensive when she saw my tooth, but instead gasped and dramatically said, "oh mom, it's gooorrrrrgeeeeooouuuussss!!!" now periodically she will ask to see my pretty tooth.

conversation #2
after a lengthy conversation about what it means to practice something (like swimming, and figuring out her new toys, her new bike, etc.) rory adds..."yeah, like how i have to practice being tall"

she makes me laugh every day.