Friday, December 21, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Dear MellonBlogs Readers,

I must apologize. I am exhausted. Ok mostly lazy, but also kind of tired. I have no energy to insert witty comments in between the Hanukkah pictures. But really, who am I kidding? Most of you are only here to see pictures of Young Master Chase anyway, so here for your enjoyment are some visuals of our Hanukkah celebration at Nana's and PopPops. Chase helped me take the picture of Daddy...isn't he a great photographer, and doesn't my Drew look ever so handsome? Oh and the picture of Jenn is just to torture her for sticking her tongue out at poor Chase who was only trying to take her picture so he'd never forget his pretty, pretty auntie. Much love Jenn, much love.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Chair Envy

Last week, Noodle had a Christmas gift exchange play date with his buddies at Joshua's house. Chase loved opening his presents, and given all of the practice he's had as of late, he's really good at it. We got some awesome presents from Ms. Allie: Sesame Street Character Squirters. Monkey loves squeezing on these guys, and he hasn't even taken them into the bath yet. Just wait until he realizes that he can squirt water on Daddy with them. Good times.

At the party, Chase was very attached to Joshua's pottery barn chair. All of his friends have one, and Mr. Magoo feels left out. He came right home and wrote a letter to Santa asking for his very own cushy chair. Now, the only question is whether Chase has been a good little boy this year. I think we know the answer to that one, don't we?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Hey, what's this cold white stuff?

Do I like it?

Not sure yet...

Oh yea, it's fun when Dad throws snow balls.

Even more fun when they hit my pants.

Tastes like chicken? No!

Not so fun when you start to get cold.

Let the present acquiring begin!

Last night was the first night of Hanukkah. Little noodle is of course all about Hanukkah. He was completely entertained by the lighting of the Menorah which could have a lot to do with the comedy act that ensued when Drew couldn't get the candles to stand up straight in their holders. He'd push down on them and twist them all around, but they'd just fall over. So he'd push harder, and the darn things would snap in half. Those little wax spindles were just not interested in being a member of that particular Menorah's entourage. One of them even decided that after he'd been lit he'd had enough, so he jumped ship and landed lit on the table. Chase of course thought that was hilarious as his dad raced to put the flame out before it left a mark or--I don't know--burnt the house down. After this last set back, it occurred to me that I had another Menorah that the candles might like better, so I dragged it out. Success! Erect candles are so much easier to light as you say "Shel Hanukkah", which is the only part of the prayer that we know. Bad Jew and semi-Jew!

Oh, and what kid wouldn't like getting a gift every night for 8 nights? Last night was actually a bonus night because instead of just getting one gift from us, he also got a gift from MomMom and PopPop. Mom and dad got him a book, which (I thought) was a very cute Sandra Boynton book to help him learn the sounds that animals make. Unfortunately, the great grandparents had to go and show us up by sending Chase a deluxe Alphabet Magnet School House. With Cards!! Cards are one of the Magoo's favorite things, thus the need for their own sentence and exclamation point. Needless to say, the little book was quickly thrown aside when the school house came out. I'm sure he'll come back to January when all the cooler presents have stopped coming.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Overheard during tree trimming

B.C. (Before Camera)

"Ornaments aren't for eating Chase."

"You're not an ornament, stop trying to climb into the ornament box."

"You're so weird. You can't taste the snowman."

"Toys don't go in the Christmas tree."

A.C. (After Camera)

"Good job, you're such a great ornament hanger."

"Here's another one. Put it on the tree."

"It's ok to stack them all looks good."

"Woo, I think the little one is worn out."