Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I'm just carryin' on an old family tradition.


Monday, December 21, 2015

It's a jolly holiday with you.

Ta-da! Halloween post four days before Christmas. And you didn't think I could do it.

Oh, boy. Winston and his costume this year. Sheesh.
For the longest, he really wanted to be an ewok. However, he didn't want an ewok costume. He wanted TO BE AN EWOK. Short of me calling the George Lucas team in for hair and makeup, we were at an impasse on the ewok costume and finally had to move on. 
Next, we wanted to do a family version of Mary Poppins characters. But, we went to Louisiana to visit and Aunt B told us she and Uncle T were doing the same thing; Winston no longer wanted to participate, so B planned to be Jane to match Aunt B. David and I were so busy with work at the moment that we knew we'd be doing good just to show up at that point, so I told W to figure something out.
He and I went to the thrift store and put together some items to make a homemade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume. 
He finally came to accept it.
Hmmm, what's the written equivalent of sticking your tongue out at your kid who will settle for a homemade costume from his strives-to-be-practically-perfect-in-every-way-as-Mary-Poppins's-twin-but-never-in-a-million-years momma? Pbbthththffft!



Oh, boy. This pose.
 



The REAL Mary Poppins:



This is how you trick-or-treat in Louisiana:
1. Daddy drives a golf cart with your traveler. 
2. Your kids (who obviously have an easy go of it if they are done with trick-or-treating after only five houses) pick and choose the houses they want to visit.
3. Wonder where you went wrong in spoiling your kids.
4. Give up and go to the party.

Change into jammies and party!


How cute are these two?!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

It's my fenced-in area.

Ah, the beauty of being a dad: you get things like a new fence as your Christmas present.



There was a froggy down in every post hole.






Friday, December 18, 2015

over the rainbow

I was busy working in the kitchen this morning when Winston stumbled in.
M: Good morning, my love. How are you?
He rubs his eyes and looks up at me:
W: Momma, I love you more than rainbows.
Ok, you win. Everything.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015