Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
I mean, I could think of some pretty decent Christmases. I remember when I was a little kid getting a rock with googly eyes glued on it in my stocking and thinking "wow...Santa really is real because this rock is home made!". That was a good Christmas.
Then the time when we had a Christmas Eve party at our house...complete with the "barfing bunny" gravy boat. I loved that thing! I remember all the people, everyone was happy and us kids got to open one gift. I remember opening a Beauty and the Beast board game...I also remember being so excited and not being able to sleep that night so I stayed up and played Beauty and the Beast all night! I think that was also the year that I got my "Nitendo" (aka Nintendo). There is this really funny video of me screaming at the top of my lungs I GOT NITENDO...sooo embarassing...especially because I wasn't little...I was like 10 or something!
I think the best Christmas though was just a few years ago. It was a good/bad year for us...we found out we were having a baby that year (and he was due not even a month after Christmas!), R. went back to his chemo treatments and eventually went under a complete bone marrow transplant. The transplant had him in the hospital for 6 weeks...and guess when? Yep...just around Christmas. He was not suposed to be out in public because apparently you can catch just about anything when you are going through that treatment. For weeks I was alone. Most of the time I would waddle my big butt (8 months pregnant..hello!) to the hospital to visit because I really didn't have much else to do...and I missed having R. around so much.
Unfortunately, he was not due to be released from the hospital until New Years Day so we were told he was to stay there all day. Unfortuantely I had already arranged for his family to come and have Christmas at our house so I had a lot of arrangements to make and I couldn't go back on my word, although I'm sure they would understand, it was just a big hassle to change everything at the last minute. I was not going to be able to see R. at all on Christmas because I was to go to my family's Christmas out of town that day.
The party was going great, the kids opened all their presents and everybody was having a great time. I got a little sad so I went to the washroom (which was all the way at the end of a really long hallway) to have a little feel-sorry-for-myself-bawl-fest. After that was over with I started walking down the hallway and I saw someone walking towards me...stupid me, didn't recognize at all but it was R. He got permission from his doctor to come home (but just for a few hours). I didn't recognize him because he had shaved his head overnight (his hair was starting to all fall out). It was the best Christmas gift ever...and I'm not a sappy person or anything like that, but it was exactly what I had hoped for.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Of course I don't want a BB Gun! I would most definitely shoot my eye out. Not to mention I may injure some squirrels in the process..it's just my luck...but I did come across a little piece of beauty tonight at the mall...
I drooled all over the display case until I caught a sales person's attention. I excitedly asked how much thinking a price in my head of how much I would ever spend on such beauty. When she told me the price I just about died!! It was double how much I would ever spend on myself...double that...but it was just so cute...I love Hello Kitty...LOVE. I wear a necklace just like this one right now (completely fake!!). I am just drawn to this...I want it SOOO bad.
Alas, there are more important things I should be spending $999.99 on...oh you know...like food and rent...and bills. Unless the hydro company wants to buy me this as a present for being such a good customer...I would have to say I'm out.
"Oh just spoil yourself" said the clerk after I had stood there thinking about it for way too long.
Oh I totally would, but I don't think my family would appreciate being evicted or not having any food....but at least I would have some nice bling!
...I am working on my entire Christmas list to share with you all...it's a little bit of a short notice, but you never know...the big guy may be able to squeeze something out just in time (right dad??) haha I kid!! ;)
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
(and you wonder where he gets his weird hat fetish from?)
So now I get the fun task of tagging whoever I think should join in on the fun...
1. Carol VR
2. Craft Junkie
Ohh I can't think of anybody else just yet...if I forgot you, don't worry I will get you ;)
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Did I mention how much I loved Animal Kingdom (even though I was stinky and grumpy) well times that by 3 and that is how much I loved the Magic Kingdom. I swear I just belong there...they could build me a little house there *ahem* castle *cough* and I would be as happy as a clam...just waltzing down Main Street USA with a little parasol and saying hello to all the shop keepers and balloon people (Seriously, how do those people not float away??).
The castle is absolutelybeautiful and I would probably live there if I were allowed to....although I may have a problem with everybody walking through my doors all day, everyday and those shows...oh and the fireworks they blow out the side of the castle..those could get a little bit much to handle, but take all that stuff out of the picture and the castle is my dream home. As we were walking up to the castle in all its glory, they had a show on so we speed walked a bit to see what was going on. Just as we reached the show, they made an announcement that they were unable to continue and there would be a show later on that day. I figured Donald got diarrhea or something...no biggie.
We were following a book (Birnbaum's Guides) mentioned that we should get a fast pass for Peter Pan's Flight as soon as we arrived. Well by the time we got to Peter Pan, the wait time was advertised to be only 10 minutes so we decided to wait it out (such rebels!). I was expecting some exciting ride where they strap you in and you fly over the world....meh not so much. It was a little boat that floats over scenes from the movie. Really cute...not so much excitement though. Mr. Scaredy-Pants (or Mr. SP) decided he was afraid of the crocodile (fair enough, he is a bit of a creeper) but it turned out to put a little bit of a scare into Mr. SP and Mr. SP from that point on was a little reluctant to ride any rides. Each ride began with the question "Is it scary?". Gahh...how am I suposed to know? I hadn't been there sinc e I was 12 or 13...half of these rides were never even there. How did I end up with such a chicken baby?
So Mr. SP needed a calmer ride to get him back into the riding spirit. What is more calming than It's a Small World? Right? Quick question...can you resist singing that song when you go on that ride? I certainly can't. It's so darn catchy...and my child learned a new song from that ride...which turns out for some pretty awesome entertainment since he inherited his mom's singing skills but not so much her shyness. The ride was a ghost town...seriously we walked down the ridiculously long line area and straight onto the ride. Something tells me the line would never even get close to the end of that line area. I could say how great this ride is...but you probably already know...believe me not much has changed...and the fact that I took 5 billion pictures on this ride makes me think I will never forget it.
One more thing about this ride...have you ever really looked at the "people". They are the creepiest!! Their mouths actually move to the words. I didn't notice until we got close to the end of the ride...it was like one of those moments where you notice something is creepy and then you look around and all of a sudden there are a million creepy little singing "people" around you...at that point I wanted out. I had enough of the song and the creepy singing "people".
So now that Mr. SP had calmed down and actually went on a ride that he liked, we decided to scare the pants off him and take him on Snow White's Scary Adventure. Okay we didn't really decide to scare him, that title is deceiving....how can a Snow White ride be scary...really? It really wasn't scary...just another one of those get in the little bumper car thingy and look at the scenes we recreated. I actually love these kinds of rides...but not so much when Mr. SP is whining the whole time because it's called Snow White's SCARY Adventure. It wasn't scary...honest!
(Honest...it wasn't that scary!!)
(Not scary...and strange story but my aunt took the exact same picture when she went to Disney. I didn't know this until I got home and showed her the pics...my family must have a thing for witches with poisonous apples??)
Next ride we went to was The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh. Loved it! It was totally another one of those sit in the car thingy while we drive you through scenes...but Winnie the Pooh scenes are the best...just loved it! The ride did stop while we were getting on and they had "Tigger" announce that he likes "hoppin' not stoppin'" over and over...but we escaped the hunny pot and went on our merry old way into the Pooh souvenier shop which is where the ride drops you off.
Now I should probably mention here that we did not partake in the teacup ride. So if you are coming to this blog and reading this post in anticipation that I will mention the teacup ride...I am sorry. You see, Mason is a puker on spinny rides. When I thought of the teacups I just recalled the time we went to the fair and he yelled out "I'M GOING TO GO PUKE" on the spinny ride...we didn't want to do that today.
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