Thursday, November 20, 2008

Everything Old is New Again

During a massive toy clean out I uncovered a few things that we hadn't seen in a while. You'd swear Christmas had come early. The girls played all afternoon with an art set and some squishy animals that they had completely forgotten about. To them these things really seemed brand new and it was a nice break from the Flying Pants Game.

Flying Pants - The Funnest Game in the World

This is Ella playing her new favorite game. It's called Flying Pants. Mommy puts a pair of Caroline's pants on the fan blade, Ella turns on the fan and then waits until they fall down. If the pants land on her (or even better, Caroline) that is a bonus. The process is repeated ad nauseum and general hysteria follows every time the pants fall down.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Ella has added prayer time to an already impressive (i.e. extraordinarily long) bedtime routine. The following is her favorite prayer from A Child's Book of Celtic Prayers.

A Mother's Bed Blessing

Christ's Arm enfold you through the night; To hold you safe, hold you tight.

Christ's Shield before your covers lay; To keep the evil powers at bay.

Christ's Hand upon your sleeping head; To gently comfort you in bed.

Christ's Watch within your dreams tonight; To soothe your mind, to quell your fright.

Christ's Peace be flooding all your room; To light the dark, to chase the gloom.

Christ's Love to fill your tender heart; To hold you fast while were apart.

More Deep Thoughts

As she walks around with her arms stiffened, "What if we didn't have elbows?" Hmmmmmm. Now that is something to think about.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Turkey Cookie

This is Ella's beautiful turkey cookie. We traced her hand onto sugar cookie dough, baked it and then decorated it to look like a turkey (or a really funky chicken). I imagine that this is the only kind of turkey I won't have to beg her to eat.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Always Did Love That Doughboy

Maybe it's me, but I think if this ad doesn't make you want to bawl your eyes out, then you just might be a soulless lump of ice.

It Makes Sense to Her

Ella loves Christmas songs all year and has been warming up for the holiday season. Recently, she was overheard singing, "Angels we have heard on high, sweetly singing air-o-planes. AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHAHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHAHHHAHHH GLORIA!!!" The chorus is, of course, sung as loud as humanly possible. The best part is how she takes it all SO SERIOUSLY and how Caroline tries to chime in. Christmas this year is going to be very entertaining, to say the least.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Just for Grandma

The Aftermath

We have a new sign posted on our refrigerator door. As you can see, it reads, "No Candy Until Christmas". This sign became necessary after Ella ate an entire Hershey's bar and wiped her dirty hands on the couch!!