Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Gift for God and Jesus from Harrison

Harrison ran over to me the day after Christmas and asked, "Mommy, will you take a picture of me to send to Jesus in heaven as a gift, I will tell him I love him and I love God and Merry Christmas."

We decided on a moving picture...


video

Unfortunately, the battery DIED the middle of what he had to say... so he did a second take.




 Happy New Year!


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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Five Words He Didn't Use Today...

"May I watch a show?"

Harrison went to bed last night without a clue that there would be presents under the tree to open. It's the GID's tradition to put all the gifts under the tree on Christmas Eve after children have gone to bed. So as much as Harrison has talked about what he wants for Christmas, and talked about the Christmas Story and baby Jesus, watched Christmas shows and spotted Santa; he went to bed content with the small toy he brought home from his God Parents house.

With that, he didn't wake up at the crack of dawn, nipping at the bit to get down stairs, rather at 9AM (still too early for us older people) he yelled out "Mommy! I'm Hungry!"

Out of bed we fell, and began the tradition of Christmas morning; albeit, slowly.

[I wonder if next year will be different?]





First box he grabbed was what he wanted...


BAKUGANS!



Then he opened his remote control Tarantula. Yep. This is as close as he's going to get to having a pet tarantula.
Heck, I even squirmed opening the package to insert batteries [I know, it's pathetic].




And just when he was all finished and taking it in, he spotted one last box under the tree.

A castle...


And then he played and played and played and played...



He took a lunch break...once it became a picnic in the living room.



One happy kid!


Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2009

"I want an OfficialRedRyderCarbine-ActionTwo-Hundred-ShotRangeModelAirRifle!"

That's what I imagined him saying as he went flying up the street to meet Santa Claus.

It's also the one time of year when it is OK to run in the middle of the street - hands free.



He wasted no time getting up there to have a quick chat with Old St. Nick; after all, he had his agenda and luckily it didn't end with Santa saying, "You'll shoot your eye out kid." followed by a Santa-boot to his head giving him a boost off the sleigh.





Instead Santa asked him what he wanted for Christmas and he bashfully whispered Bakugans.  Santa flashed me the puzzled, what-did-he-say, look and said, "Well, okay then."


Shortly thereafter, Harrison was quickly presented with a lollipop and plucked off the sleigh. I think he is still a bit disappointed that Santa didn't have a Bakugan ready for him right then.




But disappoint doesn't stay too long in a four-year-old's head when a lollipop is stuck in his mouth...



Just like that our Santa-sighting for 2009 is over.  All is well in the world - Santa knows what Harrison wants for Christmas.

and he wont' be disappointed...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Crafting Some Christmas Spirit

 After quiet and careful examination of the delicate objects spilling out of the Christmas boxes, he took a lick of the over-sized lollipop and exuberantly announced, "we need to make a Christmas Star for the top of our Christmas tree!"



Armed with a little bit of cardboard, aluminum foil and tape, we went to work creating a star.




Six bottles of glitter glue later...
 



we're still waiting for it to dry.






That was Sunday.