talk about a quick recovery! He did great, and continues to do very well. He didn't sleep well last nite, but I think it was because he had forgotten that daytime is for eating and nite time is for SLEEPING.
Last nite we went to the botanical garden Winter Garden Aglow and witnessed first hand what Clark W. Griswold aspired to. It was amazingly beautiful. The temp was about 40 degrees, which was nice, but the wind was gusting about 20 miles an hour--so it was an interesting experience. Marcus stayed with Granma and Poppa, so Z and Chris and I enjoyed the lights and some hot cocoa as a threesome.
Chris is holding the "snow cat" that Zac made...he had to carry it around for about 20 minutes before he convinced Zac to let him put the cat somewhere safe...
Marcus had the opportunity to sit on Santa's lap at Chris' office party (this time, I got some pics of just him--forgot last time)...and you can see, he goes for the beard. Checking authenticity, I guess. 12.12.08
In traditional kid fashion, Zac has learned that once the presents make an appearance under the tree, hours must be spent organizing and arranging them. Of course, Z has a rather different take on that..
Of course, daddy's on hand to offer some engineering advice
The finished product. (and for the record, it's still standing in our family room) 12.16.08
I don't remember Zac having this phase (but perhaps I haven't scrolled back far enough in the old blog posts), but Marcus now thinks it's supremely hilarious to spit his food out. And not simply spit it out. But PROJECTILE SPIT it out. (Think a raspberry with a mouth full of pudding--that's what I'm talking about)
I have to admit I have a hard time not laughing when he does it because it is pretty funny...but I also recognize that laughing once or twice is all it takes for the little shaver to make a permanent habit out of it. So now I'm working on Stern Stone Face Mommy--but it's SO hard when I get that huge gummy (+ two bottom teeth) grin from him.
We're starting to transition Marcus toward a sippy cup and he is LOVING how much fun it is to drink water! He doesn't quite get the tipping part, but he thinks the water that comes out is just too much fun!
We have known for MONTHS what Zac wants from Santa. Months. He wants a green Lego four-propeller airplane. We've seen sale flyers from TRU come and go, seen it at Walmart and Fred Meyer, but always figured we had plenty of time to get it.
Well, not so.
Toys R Us is sold out. Fred Meyer, Walmart, Target...none of them have it. On ebay, they're listed for quite a bit more than the MSRP. But God love Google.
Found the Lego Store online. And they had it in stock. And I ordered it today. So, provided all goes well, Santa will come thru like a hero again this year.
Let's hope Santa is a little more on the ball next year.
Today was our annual pilgrimage to see Santa--Zac for the fifth time, and Marcus for the first. It was a smashing success and we got some cute shots. (For the record, this guy is the REAL Santa Claus--Marcus checked his beard thoroughly, and we love him.)