Sunday, December 21, 2008

Things we've been doing

A few days ago my vacuum cleaner made a horrible, awful, very bad not at all good noise when I turned it on. I really can't describe it - just imagine the worst screeching clacking sound EVER and multiply it by a large factor. Apparently my children had stuffed a pile of magnetic letters inside it, and while some of them shook out, some of them were all the way inside, lodged in the motor itself. Nice.

Visions of very expensive vacuum cleaners were dancing in my head, BUT my amazing husband managed to take the whole thing apart:

And even better, put it back together again. And it works. :)

Today while I was at the Vestry meeting (my last one - hurray!) the boys found our Christmas tree. Didn't they pick a nice one?

After setting up the tree, I made a lovely dinner, which I am quite proud of because I had no idea what I was going to make, and yet ended up with this on the table:

It is a kind of southwestern style fajita/burrito cross. Chipotle/lime chicken, onions, corn, lettuce, and sour cream, mmm, mmm!

And after dinner we walked around an incredible Christmas lights display in a neighborhood in Brea. We bundled the kids up in lots of jackets and blankets, and Josiah wore this adorable hat that Jessica made for him.

How cute is he? :)

And now we are off to bed!


Jessica said...

Oh my goodness, it's so fun to see that hat actually ON him. And he looks adorable.

so do you, btw - I love the ribbon trim on your shirt set!

sarah marie said...

That is one cute baby. More pictures soon please! He's changed so much since the last batch!

Ma Torg said...

You and Gabe really do breed beautiful babies. Really. Next to mine, of course, (o:, I think you have the most beautiful children I've ever seen.

Amber said...

What a cutie!! Am I misremembering, or does Josiah look a little different from Jonathan or Thomas at that age? I could go back and look at old blog posts, but I really should be doing other things right now. Like wrapping presents. :-)

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

Aw, thanks everyone! We think they're pretty cute, too!

Amber, you're right. Josiah does look a little different than the other boys did at this age.