Monday, December 24, 2007
max was a little sheepish the first time he rode the carousel a few weeks ago. the ride didn't even start and he said "all done mama". this time he was much more into it. chris rode because as my sister likes to say "i just get hot" on those kinds of rides. so i took some pictures.
he also begs to ride the "santa train" and then when he's on...he looks like this....
Sunday, December 16, 2007
today was the day...we had a big family only christmas party. it was a great day. francine, chris's mom made great food and we exchanged a few gifts. chris has been saving, pining, lusting for an apple laptop for over a year. they are very expensive so we couldn't afford it right away. however, working at a school you can get great deals so when the opportunity presented itself...i jumped on it. all of us chipped in and we got it for chris as a surprise. boy was he in shock. he didn't even open it for over an hour. we were all so delighted to give it to him and he was so grateful. several times throughout the past two years he has saved money or sold things to get this laptop and we had to use the money for family stuff when we were in desperate need while i wasn't working during grad school so seeing him excited made me feel so thrilled inside. i have some great pictures that i'll post later of the big day....so cute....
Sunday, December 9, 2007
my dad and i have always loved this movie. a few weeks ago i saw that a one man show was playing in pittsburgh called "this wonderful life." i asked my dad if he wanted to go with me. my mom said that it sounded "dumb". she never talks that way so i was shocked at that reaction. they love theatre but this seemed like a lousy idea to them. long story short, chris surprised me with tickets on saturday night. i had no idea. we went to dinner with my parents and they told me that they wanted to look at the lights downtown. i was tired because we worked on the house alllll day in preparation for a HOPEFUL move soon. anyways, i just wanted to go home but didn't want to spoil my parent's dream of seeing the icerink. we parked in a garage and chris pulled out a bag of dress clothes. i finally thought perhaps something was up....we walked about 10 yards and chris turned into the theatre. i almost passed out!! merry christmas to me!! the show was AMAZING. i laughed so hard that i cried. it was hilarious because i remembered my mom saying that comment and she said that she was nervous so she overreacted. so funny...what a great day.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
max and i played outside today. there was a lot of snow on the ground and it continues to fall. he loves the snow soo much. he eats it, he kicks it (??), everything you can do to it. super sweet. it's so fun to see him growing up and enjoying so many things around him.
i got a surprise early Christmas gift from my in laws. i have been longing for a new camera and they got me one. it's really nice and we already have 8,000,000 pictures because i got a 2GB memory card. i almost bought one on black friday, thank goodness i'm so forgetful because it wouldn't have fit in the new one. merry christmas to me!!