Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TodaysMama Meme

TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.
1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?

  • A DVR (i'm dreaming on this one, but its a "wish list" right?)
  • Lovely (by Sarah Jessica Parker)
  • Painting lessons
  • A nice camera (again, "wish" ing)
  • A purse that doubles as a scaled-down diaper bag that dosesn't LOOK like a diaper bag.
2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
  •  I treasure handmade gifts.  Paintings, jewelry, childrens clothing, hair clips, blankets it would pain me to choose a favorite!
3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
  • Vinyl lettering
4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
  •  I honestly loved getting new clothes

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
  • Sadie has made it quite clear that she wants a "choo choo train" and a scooter
  • Jack will get something with balls

6. What is your favorite holiday food?
  • Can it be a drink? If so, hot chocolate!!!

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
  • I can't say exactly because they might read this! A shadow box project and decorative wall art.
8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
  • 'White Christmas'
9. Favorite holiday song?
  • 'Silent Night'
10. Favorite holiday pastime?
  • I love baking for the holidays.

When you're done creating your post, make sure to email them a link to your post at info@todaysmama.com with “Wish List Meme” in the subject line.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Will it survive?

So the tree survived the drive home.  But can it survive THIS:

First he unraveled the ribbon from the ornament, then he ate it.  Like an apple.  In fact, he said "Ahh-pull" as he bit into it.  Yes, that is soot on his face.  He ate a candle before I caught him.  Of course, that was before I heard the crash of half the lights and ornaments being pulled from the tree.  Lest you think I'm a neglectful mother, all of this occurred within two minutes of me putting underpants on my two year old. Sad looking, isn't it?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

this is what happens when...

When its 9:30pm and you're tired.  There's a Saint's game on, but you're missing it because your wife insists on putting up the Christmas decorations tonight.  Home Depot has the bungee cords you need so that you can strap the tree to the roof of your car, but does not have a viable Christmas tree.  So you make your purchase and drive to another store to purchase the tree.  The tree place is closed for the night.  Your wife's throat lumps and she is about to cry.  The store workers have compassion upon her and allow you to purchase a Christmas tree, but you must act quickly.  You hastily pick a tree and while she is paying, you strap it, with your newly bought bungee cords, to the roof of your car.  Its going on 10pm.  Your kids need to get to bed.  You want to see how the Saint's game turned out (though you know they stomped the Patriots. Who Dat!) Your wife is thirsty, tired, and wants to start decorating the tree.  She pulls out of the HEB store parking lot a little too quickly.  And there, on Texas state Highway 281 your tree shoots off of the top of your car like a launched missile.  You scream explicatives and slap the dash as you watch cars dart around your newly purchased symbol of the Christmas season.  Your wife pulls over and you run out onto the 6 laned highway and rescue and recover the Christmas tree.  Your wife is on the roof of the car unlatching the worthless bungee cords.  However, you are not moving.  You are thinking.  She wonders why you are not moving.  She is cold and wants to get home.  You inform her you are contemplating the method of transport for the tree.  The decision that will allow you to get home to your Saint's game and warm bed? Shove the Christmas tree inside of the car.  Sit ontop of your children in the back seat of the car.  And then have your wife drive carefully home.  But not before stopping at Sonic to reward your hard work, perseverance, and cleverness.