Tuesday, December 18, 2007

it's beginning to...feel...a lot like Christmas

so, it doesn't look anything like Christmas...not one bit. in fact, it kind of bothers me to see lights and blow-up decorations strewn about snow-barren lawns...but, that's just the scrooge in me speaking. so, to get some Christmas cheer, we went to "christmas in the park" in san jose with our friends, the mcphies. here is my cute little family. no, i didn't really need the coat. i have a closet full of coats i love...colors to match every outfit so as to not commit a fashion faux paux, and i'm dying to use them. i was actually quite hot by the time we were all done. sigh.

here is scott and ty mcphie with ryan and leah...and santa! we contemplated standing in the long line so leah and ty could sit on santa's lap. the sign said he'd be back in his workshop in approx. 10 minutes. then we decided we were too hungry to wait. on our way back to the car, we spotted santa crossing the street. we tried to get a stealthy picture as he walked by and said hello to our kids...and he noticed the camera and offered to take a picture with us! i love how scott and ryan are so happy in this picture...and leah and ty wouldn't stop staring at santa. what a jolly fellow. this was one of my favorite parts. i know the picture is blurry, but the fuzzy stuff coming out of that ornament decoration is snow. yes, fake snow. they had a snow machine that would go off every 5 minutes or so. it was so cool to watch all the little kids twirl underneath the fake flakes like it was magic. it made me miss a white christmas all over again...

and this is how leah put herself to sleep. she was tuckered out...slept all the way home and then through dinner!

and what blog post would be complete without showing leah's latest...this is her new favorite face to pull. she scrunches up her cheeks and eyes and just giggles...kind of a mischieveous little giggle if i do say so myself...

4 comments:

ed and kelli said...

so i get so frustrated with your blog becuase it won't let me make the pictures bigger.. i can't see leah in the santa one or the family one!.. what's the deal? but cute giggle at the end! hahah so arianne-ish

Karen Hauley said...

Ode to Joy in a minor key - joyful, very joyful. but how fun to have a Christmas recital! And I admit, snow makes the season more Christmaslike, but I know what it's like not having the white stuff this time of year. I used to roller skate outside on Christmas Day - temperatures in the 60's - 70's. You need to come bisit.

Molly said...

I love Christmas! The nice thing about Christmas here is that you can go visit the snow in the mountains, and know that the chances of having a nice warm day when you get back home isn't that far-fetched.

Aaron and Michelle said...

When we lived in Florida I felt the same way-Christmas doesn't feel real with nice warm weather. It always made me laugh when I would see tropical Santa nativities on the beach.