Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Xmas Morning

We were really impressed with how engaged in opening presents the little one seemed to be. She joyfully plucked tissue paper from gift bags and, most notably, was really excited for all her new clothes. She really took a liking to her sequin sweatshirt (she's a Maxxinista for sure) and insisted she wear it over her fleecey footy pajamas. Mr. SevPrez thinks its because I wore a sequin shirt on Christmas Eve, but I think she's just a magpie like me.

She received two Fishers Price toys from her Mema, and they are like gold. I forget that FP exists, and sometimes I feel bad that my kid has a mom without a clue about fun kids stuff. But let me tell you, the few loud, flashy, plastic toys that we do have make a real impact. They almost trump all our real electronic devices. Almost.


Spent the day trying to absorb all of Baby SevPrez's lovely gifts into our home. Making space in her drawers for stylin new threads (2T! At least in leggings) and reorganizing our back entry bookshelf to accommodate some of the little one's books and belongings. Her shoe collection has mushroomed. She favors her patent Mary Janes but tries to put her new sparkly pink shoes on over them.

She looked adorable on Christmas Eve, then I dropped my phone in the toilet and lost my photo documentation. You'll just have to take my word for it.

Monday, December 24, 2012


Taking merry to an all time high, an itemized list.

1. Listening to Christmas music in the car. And singing and gesticulating along, ostensibly for Baby Sevprez

2. Staying up til 12:45 to wrap presents.

3. Baking pumpkin pies on Christmas Eve. While wearing a pompom hat.

4. Last minute shopping for stocking stuffers and an undershirt to complete Baby SevPrez's Christmas outfit. (Usually I would let these details go.)

5. Singing "Let it Snow" and "Rudolph" instead of my usual lullabies.

6. Reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" aloud all the way through til the end, long after my daughter has walked away bored.

7. Being the most distraught in the house to learn that the "Mickey's Christmas Carol" DVD went missing.

Merry Xmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Best Lights In All The Land

Thank you, family that lives on Creamery Lane, for putting up the most stunning display of Christmas lights I have ever seen, year after year.

This picture does it no justice. It can be spotted from a quarter mile away across a nursery in Colts Neck. You have to turn your head at just the right time to catch them, but needing an extra boost of the upside of life, today I sought them out upclose. It's only fair I share it with you.

Saturday, December 8, 2012