Tuesday, December 9, 2008

ellie's point of view

so ellie has this camera.....

i think it's kinda funny the things kids take pictures of. she took it for our trip to florida over thanksgiving. cousin jack enjoyed takng a lot of pics too....there are like 20+ pictures of peoples feet. it gave me a little person perspective (less than 4 feet) and i thought some of you might enjoy it too.

ellie's camera

Friday, December 5, 2008

Look Right.

12 days of Christmas.
8 days of Hanukkah.
4 days of shopping.
2 beers for Joe.
1 biiiiiiggggggg glass of wine. (for me)

It's Ellie, Jay & my lame attempt of trying to put together a "holiday" tree. For those readers who don't actually know me, I'm Jewish. I'm not a great one, but I count as a tribal member nonetheless. So we celebrate together in our split household (can't say the same about nov 4th outcome--we were also split household).

Anywhoooo......I'm taking pics this month of our fun filled month of December & will attempt to update the slide show to the right with additional photos weekly. For those who are still puter challenged, click ON the picture.

Happy holidays.
And to all a good night.

Monday, December 1, 2008

gobble gobble

CLICK ON PICTURE TO SEE MORE (for those who still don't get it, LOL)
Gobble Gobble 2008
Above are the Thanksgiving pics from our trip to Jupiter!!! Exciting stuff, LOL.

I took the kids solo to see my family...everyone came, except Joe (teardrop falling, seriously). He was def missed. We had a great time--a little exhausting, but it was so nice to see everyone. My granny was def missed this year too. She would have LOVED all the kids and people.

I will get more pics from other people's cams soon--but here are the ones i managed to take. Attendees were: My dad (Pittsburgh) & brother Michael (San Fran), The Stettners (Denver) including Jill, Jack, Cutie Chloe and Richard, who is very special--so be nice to him. Also--Keith & Kelly (Greensboro), The terrific Zweibacks (Livingston NJ) who include Amy, Michael and curly haired Lexie! And of course, our amazing hosts...Jane & Gerry. They are amazing for having all those people & kids to entertain. Many thanks!!!!

So-i'm sure you want clued into my header picture?

It is December 1st. I think the holidays are officially upon us. Holiday parties, gifts, candy, shopping and holiday cards. I've decided to try & take it easy this year.

One thing I discovered on my trip to Florida is that Jay & Ellie like Snoopy....it mezmorized them for almost 20 minutes! In kid-time, that is an eternity! It got me thinking about how excited I was as a kid to watch the "Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and all the holiday shows.......and not only that--as seasons change--- We enjoy the little things that make it so special to that very particular time of year. Even if it's only for a few days or weeks. For me, the smell of spring & fall. And during the holiday season...it's always the classic shows like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

We have a lot of to be thankful for this year...big and small.