Sunday, December 17, 2006

As mushy as a cocoa-soaked marshmallow

Ho ho ho I am all warm and Christmassy. The tree is up, most of the presents are bought, and we're all looking forward to the arrival of Grandma, Grandpa, and the aunts and uncle this week. And I have so many reasons to feel merry and bright. A tiny sampling:

  • One of my blogging friends, whom I met for the first time at BlogHer this summer, sent me a holiday card--a real one in the mail. It really surprised and touched me. I will return the favor when my cards arrive in "3 to 10 business days."

  • The way Opie has started saying "Oh, man!" with perfect inflection and for entirely appropriate reasons. And the fact that he recently spent one entire nap clutching a large plastic spatula.

  • The way Jo says "lemontine" for clementine. And the picture she drew yesterday, described thusly: "This is the ocean, and here is the boat. This is the flag. I mean the sail. It's a dentist boat because this [pointing to the image on the sail] is a tooth."

  • Mamatulip's hilarious hematoma (not Christmassy. Just funny).

  • Mayberry moment #4: The Santa float (above). The fire department decks out a truck, then spends a week of evenings driving on every single inch of road in town playing carols and wishing everyone a merry Christmas. You can't really see him (sorry for the lousy picture--he took the corner by our house pretty fast), but Santa's on board too, waving at all the kids.

11 comments:

Kate said...

That is such a cool thing the fire dept does!

Sounds like life is good in your world.

Her Bad Mother said...

This post made me feel all Xmassy. The pic, especially. Likey the lights. Thanks.

Karianna said...

Oh, how I want a cocoa-soaked marshmallow now! :)

mothergoosemouse said...

Love the float! I can hardly wait to visit Mayberry in person.

And I remember peeling "lemontines" for the girls in our NJ kitchen. Good times - I miss them.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

I would LOVE for a fire dept to do that. How cool!

Lady M said...

That's a splendid float! They should park it outside my neighbor's house.

MotherPie said...

Waiting on family here, too.

mamatulip said...

Sweet! Me and my hematoma made the list!! LOL!

Oliver says "Oh, man" too...and then he tries to snap his fingers, like Swiper. Watching a 16-month-old trying to snap his fingers can get pretty hilarious.

TB said...

The fire department float is SO Mayberry. I love it!

BlondeMom said...

We have that exact spatula, no kidding. Maybe I need to give it to my littlest one when she is fighting naptime!

Elizabeth said...

I would be happy to send you a Christmas card, with a wallet-size family photo and everything! Email me your address at elizabeth@table4five.net! You won't get it by Christmas, so think of it as a Holiday card :)