Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas with Tristan and William

Santa was very generous at our house...

Tristan called Grandma to say "Merry Christmas!"

Mom and Dad soon realized that Tristan would be happy with just this one gift...

William loved his new Exersaucer

Mommy shows Tristan his new "Jack'c Big Music Show" video.

Tristan enjoyed his new camera (every one and a half year old needs his own digital camera, no?)

The Tale of the Technicolored Raindeer....

A couple of days before Christmas, Tristan's Aunt Tara came over to visit. She had an art project that required Tristan's participation. It involved a small wooden raindeer...and lots of paint.

On Christmas Day, the raindeer was presented to a very curious Aunt Debbie. Apparently, this was all a plot to distract Aunt Debbie from constant razing of her sister about the technicolor sheep she created as a child.


On Christmas Eve, Tara had another art project for Tristan...but we forgot to tell her that Tristan is alergic to ginger.



Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Let it snow

This is what the house looked like during the first snow of the 2007 season. This is back when we thought snow was cute.

Now that we have lived through the second snow, the "honeymoon" phase has passed. Tom is very thankful for the early Christmas present his mother electric shovel. Unfortunately, it was only used to clear half of the circular drive this time...and now the other half is a 1" deep sheet of ice covered in hard snow. Winter cement.

Add to that the fact that the town people that clear our new sidewalks think that our driveway is a convenient dumping area for accumulated snow (after Tom has cleared a path for the car). Now there are two pillars of snow to navigate through in order to get to the street. And the quaint hump that leads from the street to the house is now a treatorous ice for both driving over and walking to the mail and trash.

But is does make for a lovely picture.

Monday, December 17, 2007

A Visit with Saint Nick

Santa Claus welcomed Tristan and William to the North Pole earlier this month. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, we have sent out a commemorative card to all of our friends and family.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Getting to Know you...Christmas Edition

Welcome to the "Christmas Edition" of getting to know your friends.

Jennifer's Answers:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Wrapping paper unless the item is too big… then a bow

2. Tree--Real or Artificial?
real… fake trees sort of depress me.. I like the falling pine needles and the pine smell

3. When do you put Christmas tree up?
about a week or two before Christmas

4. When do you take the tree down?
On or close to January 6

5. Like egg nog?
Yes, but only if it’s made from the extremely fattening recipe that Liam gave to me one year.. and it has to have a lot of rum!

Friday, December 7, 2007


No, Tristan and William are not blitzed. This is just an example of what can happen with a poorly timed snapshot.

Here is another shot...much cuter: