It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Right after Thanksgiving, we went to a local tree lot and picked out what appeared to be a normal-sized tree.
We had to do a little rearranging of our furniture to get it to fit. There are still some branches who we're sure are uncomfortable smashed up against the wall. We decorated with popcorn, cranberries, and gingerbread cookies. Edie is loving the open snack bar.

She also loves "accidentally" knocking ornaments off the tree, shaking needles onto the floor, and reminding us "water, water, water" (which translates into "Don't forget to water the tree, mom and dad!")

I also made a kissing ball at an Enrichment Activity. Apparently, it's the New England equivalent to mistletoe.

We also had our first real snow. We found Edie this rockin' snow suit at Building 19. Besides the fact that she couldn't move her body, she seemed to really enjoy the weather. The whole day she shouted, "Noh, Noh, Noh". At first we thought she was just being difficult, but then we realized she was saying, "Snow!"

Here she is with her life-size snow buddy.
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Merry Christmas, everyone!

A Tribute to the PCA

Saturday took us to the far away state of New Hampshire in search of wood for Nate's airplane. When, what to our wondering eyes should appear, but the Texas Roadhouse and a full slab of ribs! We felt it a tribute to the PCA to stop in and indulge. We thought of poor Jason Tang stuck out on Oahu with only mahi-mahi restaurants to fill his ever-shrinking stomach. Nate shared many a memory with me of quality time spent with the boys over ribs and peanuts. He told me about the time he ordered two meals of ribs so he could take one home. This, of course, was justified because they had gone without dates; Nate was only spending money he would've wasted on a girl.

Members of the PCA...you are missed.


Note: The Roadhouse can make even the whiniest kid smile.