Saturday, November 29, 2008
I see my diabolical plan to flood our ad banner with duck related items was a success. Fabulous, ducks are swell.
We've unceremoniously kicked Thanksgiving to the curb this weekend, and have moved full speed ahead into the glorious Christmas season. Hurray.
Here are a few shots of Brenna and Mama putting some ornaments on ye old tree tonight. I have a few other things to share that we've been up to this weekend, and will post those in the near future.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Our daughter thinks it's still Halloween. No, really. The last few nights we've "played" Halloween, where she puts on what apparently is her official trick-or-treating (Dora) hat, she grabs her candy bucket, and starts knocking on doors in our house, asking for candy.
Here she is coming.
And here she is going.
Here she is that same night, seriously working on a Cinderella tower of blocks on top of her new piano she got as a belated birthday present.
And finally, in honor of Auburn's horrible football season, here is Brenna sporting a cheerleader's outfit that was given to me two years ago by some nice folks at work.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Okay, I get to drop the word duck multiple times here in an attempt to get some cool links to "ducks for sale", "duck meat by mail", or other duck related topics in the ads across the top of ye old blog, which I hope you're still indulging us by clicking from time to time, so our Brenna can buy a meal or two when at college in some sixteen years.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Brenna had a lot of visitors this past weekend.
Here she is holding Cinderella while Grandma and Grandpa H hold her.
Darrick, Melanie and Alexander made it up from Tucson to say hello. Brenna is engaging Darrick in some show and tell of some sort.
Nighty-night time for our exhausted girl.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Hi. How have you been? We've been fine, just a little distant lately. What a busy week, and just here recently do I have a few new Brenna pictures to share with you, the world at large.
My parents have been here visiting, and this weekend my Aunt Sue, Uncle Tom, and cousins Mallon were here as well. Pictures of that gathering to come very soon.
In the meantime, enjoy this collage of pictures that I like to call...
SEE NO EMILY
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sing Us A Song, You're the Tookie Bird
One of Brenna's new things is singing and mumbling to herself, she seems very amused by this. She's also started adding a "y" to almost every word she can think of, another bit of amusement. For example, when she's watching her favorite shows, she names off her favorite characters as:
Diegy, Dory, Bootsy, Trolly, Ticy, Tyroney, Pabloy, etc, it goes on and on
When we told her a few days ago that Grandma and Grandpa H were coming to visit, she said of Grandpa, "He's a swell guy".
Another popular favorite when she's upset at us, "You're not the baby sitter".
Ah, the innocence of youth.
Enjoy these seemingly neverending clips of Brenna singing what sounds like her version of the Star Spangled Banner. I ask her in these clips to sing the Ten Little Monkeys song (to which she replies "just looking at them"), which she can sing very well, and what you hear is what I got instead, contrary at the least.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Adding to my disgust at the earliness of the holiday season from my last post, I've been "treated" this afternoon with one of our neighbors, who is a bagpipe player, to some Christmas tunes. At least it's in the 70s today, so it's vaguely beginning to feel like fall out here, but hearing Jingle Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful, Deck The Halls, We Three Kings, and a wretched rendition of Joy To The World through my office window is just a little much.
Yes, imagine Joy To The World played on the bagpipes and you'll be thankful you're not me right now.
Go about your business.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Boy, am I glad this election is finally over. Let's reclaim our street corners by laying to waste all of those tacky campaign signs (unless your last name is Doolittle, you can keep your signs up year round, I like truth in advertising), and lets make way for all of those Christmas commercials that we just love to see when it's the first week of November. There's nothing quite like strolling through Wal Mart in your shorts and flip flops and hearing Deck The Halls on the old Muzak system, that really puts me in the spirit of running up my credit card balances.
Hey, how about a few Brenna pictures? Emily took these pictures last night while we watched the network news christen in Obama as President with four out of fifty polls closed. I'm reminded more and more why we cut our cable package down to the family channels, everything else is just worthless noise.
But I digress again.
Brenna being the sticker monger that she is, pilfered Emily's voting sticker away from her and wore it around proudly all night like a badge of honor. She was also busy wielding her fairy wand from Halloween, beating anything in sight with it, including us.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Here are some pictures of Brenna this Halloween.