Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Time

So, now Sawyer knows "Jingle Bells", "Away in a Manger", a few words of "Do You See What I See", and now... "Frosty The Snowman." It really is just "Frosty the Snowman, really happy soul" followed by a bunch of made up words. But cute nonetheless. I don't have a video up yet, but I'm working on it. I will say that most of the shoppers with me at the mall last Friday got a front seat view as he was singing them (one right after the other) pretty much at the top of his lungs! One lady laughed- I told her that at least he wasn't crying! (which is usually how the shopping trips go- especially if he is confined in the stroller or at Kohl's). Tonight we went to see Santa- rather Santa Don, as we call him. We love Santa Don- he attends our church, his wife (Mrs. Claus) is our church secretary. Ivan and I decided that we would dress up on the thought that we might have to be in the pic, but were hopeful we wouldn't. All week long, Sawyer has been talking about Santa and telling us what he was going to ask Santa for. We thought "Right on- we'll be ok...." Yeah.... no. Sawyer RAN in to the mall, so excited to see Santa: "I see Santa now, I see Santa now!" Right up to Santa- then stopped dead in his tracks. So, as you can see- it was a family picture with Santa this year. Last year, no picture due to snow. Perhaps, next year a Sawyer alone with Santa pic??

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jingle Bell Stripper

It's Christmas time- and that means Christmas music. And if your child is attending 2 preschools, it means 2 different Christmas performances- complete with different Christmas music. Apparently Noah's Place (his Monday preschool) is singing Jingle Bells (I remember this now as they sent home the words and CD in OCTOBER.... I just don't remember where I left it....) So now Sawyer is loving the song and sings it every single time he hears the tune. Did you know that a lot of Christmas radio and TV advertisements have Jingle Bells as their tune??? We were in Tucson last week and while it wasn't 'warm' by their definition (mid-60's), it was warm enough for us to wear capris and shorts (with a light sweatshirt, just in case!) I guess Sawyer got accustomed to that weather and is having difficulty with adjusting back to this weather. Around 7:30 every night so far that we have been home, he has stripped off his shirt. He thinks it's hilarious to not have a shirt on.... I laugh cause he looks ridiculous. Then I wonder if we need to turn the heat down a degree or two? This video is him singing Jingle Bells at about that 7:30 pm mark. I originally took the camera out to video him rearranging the snowman- he would change one part, then step back, cross his arms, and say "hmmmm." Then he would step back and change it again and do the whole process over and over. I was laughing so hard at it and figured I HAD to get that on camera.... you can see what I captured instead :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Well, we're in Tucson for Thanksgiving and a 10 day vacation. We're excited to be away from Oregon, but at the same time.... missing it a little more each day. I'm missing Sawyer not sleeping... I'm really missing that.... For example- the kid was awake Thanksgiving morning at 4:30 am (our plane took off at 6:30) didn't take a nap at all and went to bed around 8:30/9. Next morning he's up at 7... seriously. There's hope that this is just a phase while we are here in Tucson... right? But I do like the cuddles at 6 this morning.... that I love. :)