Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Snow Days

It’s currently 92 degrees outside, so maybe these snow-filled pictures will cool us all off!
It snowed here the day after Christmas, and three out of four Harris children had a blast playing in it!  Zachary said, “No, thank you!” to the cold wet weather and stayed inside.
The bushes probably didn’t enjoy the day nearly as much as the kids did!

Let the Posting Begin!

It’s Spring Break Summer Break!  Time to blog about Christmas!
Grrr…it’s really ridiculous that I’m just now getting to this!  I seriously started this post back in March.  Oh, well!  On to Christmas! 
By all means, go back and read “Must Finish Christmas Before February” so that these Christmas posts flow better and my sad posting abilities become THAT MUCH MORE OBVIOUS!!.
The theme of this year’s Christmas was Toy Story!
It started with Jonathan asking for a pull-string Woody.  He had seen one at target and wanted it ever since.  Zachary promptly asked for Buzz.  And after watching Toy Story 3, Reagan said she wanted Jessie and Thomas wanted Bullseye.  We were grateful none of the kids wanted any of the seriously CREEPY toys from that movie!
Santa managed to find a really cool Woody/Buzz combo where the toys actually talk to each other!  We were thrilled to death with it…until we discovered that Woody didn’t have a pull-string.  WHY WOULD ANYONE MAKE A WOODY DOLL WITH NO PULL-STRING!!!!!  WHY, SANTA? WHY?!?  Jonathan had specifically asked for a PULL-STRING Woody, over and over.  He never forgot to mention the pull-string.
We debated sending Santa all the way back to the North Pole to get a different one.
Santa was not happy about that.
We decided to compromise.  This Woody was really cool, so maybe Jonathan would be okay with it.  Santa promised he’d bring another one, if Jonathan didn’t like this one.
So we waited til morning…
The first thing Jonathan did was turn Woody over and look for the pull-string.  When it wasn’t there, his arm dropped down.  He was so disappointed!  We knew he was just seconds from dropping Woody on the ground, one of those slow-motion falls, just like in the movie, where poor Woody falls and falls spinning into toy oblivion.
Quick!  Quick!  Damage control! Push the buttons!  Show him Woody talks!  Show him how Woody talks to Buzz!
Luckily, this was cool enough to revive excitement about Woody and Santa was saved from an emergency trip to get another one!
Seconds later, the kids noticed there were actually other presents too, and stockings, and Reagan almost brained herself trying to get her stocking down.  She pulled the incredibly heavy stocking holder down too, but managed to somehow catch it, saving us from a trip to the ER!
The rest of the day was PLAYTIME!!

Finally, it was time for bed.  The day was done and so is this post!  Merry Very Belated Christmas everyone!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lesson of the day

Note to self: mom does NOT need to ever ride the Tilt-a-Whirl again. EVER.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Daddy's Little Girl

Last night, Reagan informed our good friend Michelle, "Mommy's smarter than me...but Daddy's smarter than EVERYBODY!"

Jim says it turns out that Reagan is the smartest of all. :)

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