This weekend was chock full of Christmasey goodness. First of all, my favorite holiday movies (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) were being played all weekend on TNT. Since they came out at Christmastime I cannot help but associate them with the season. Second, we took the boys to see Santa today. There is a free Santa up at the local shopping center and you can bring your own camera for photos. There was a pretty good line but the boys were more than willing to wait for their shot at talking to the Big Man. When they finally got up there, this is the picture I took:
Y’all, I just about peed myself laughing at Iain’s expression, which in my current physical state is not hard to do, but still! Isn’t it hilarious?? I did get several more shot of the boys telling Santa what they wanted but this one is my favorite.
This weekend, we also made some Christmas cookies, something I’ve been wanting to do with the boys for a while. Even though the recipe for the cookies ended up not being too good, we had a blast rolling out our dough, cutting out the shapes, and then painting them. I made a big batch of dough and gave each of the boys their own piece to roll. Once they had done that, we cut out the shapes and then got to painting:
It was SOOO much fun! Later in the day, I played around with the software that came with my camera and converted pictures of the boys taken today from color into black and white. The results were pretty cool. Black and white is really beautiful.
Iain – he reminds me so much of the boy from Nanny McPhee and Love Actually. He and that boy share a real impish quality. Every time I watch Love Actually, I weep and weep because that boy reminds me so much of Iain. Watch it and see if you don’t agree.
Well, I hope everyone out there is enjoying this holiday season. We’re really ready for it! Sean has to work this week and then he’s home until January 2nd. The boys are incredibly excited about that! It’s finally beginning to really sink in that Christmas is almost here. Just a few more things to get for the boys and then we’ll be finished!