Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014

My train tracks and I both grew a lot longer this year, two things that made this a pretty happy year in the end. Here's hoping 2014 has even better stuff in store!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas, part 2!

When we got to Grandmom Shane's house a few days after Christmas, it was still Christmas!!! How cool is that?

Tommy and I had lots of fun playing with our gifts, but Pop-Pop may have gotten the best toy of all. 

He promised to buy me a bigger set of drums when I get older, but then Mom and Dad said we had to go home right away. I still don't understand why. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


There were trains everywhere!!!!

Santa Claus came by and set up a train under Pop's Christmas tree, and he ate the cookies we left out, and he left presents behind for everyone! Then Grandmom Linda read me stories all day and Pop and I watched Christmas shows and we ate and ate and ate and .. . I'm exhausted. 

I asked Dad if we could do Christmas again tomorrow, but he said no. Seems like a great idea to me ...

Monday, December 23, 2013

53 Legos tall

That's my height now, for all of you planning to build life-sized Lego replicas of me. In the meantime, I'm just trying to touch the ceiling with this tower. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas eve-ish dinner

Mom's whole side of the family got together for our early Christmas Eve dinner this weekend. The food was great, but after eating seven fishes (are shrimp and crabs fish) all of us kids were exhausted. Luckily, Lily and Maggie knew how to turn on the Mr. Magoo Christmas movie so we could relax while all the parents ran around playing. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Decorating the tree

I'm not sure how Dad expected me to get this to the top of this tree without a trampoline. 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas cookies

Man, getting these sprinkles arranges just right is hard work. I'm gonna need a smaller set of tweezers. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Indoor camping

Grandmom taught me that tents aren't just for playing outside. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snow Day!

There was snow again outside today, and this time we got to play in it!

Dad made a snowman, and we left footprints all over, and we threw snowballs and ohmigawd it was just like my "Snowy Day" book!

Mom and I even went up the street to find some friends to play with, since the schools were closed. 

Too much fun!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Lunch with Santa

Tommy and I visited Aunt Betty on Saturday, and it turns out the sisters in her convent are friends with Santa Claus!

The two of us and some other kids got to hang out with him for a little while and listen while he read a story. It was "The Night Before Christmas," so Santa was reading a story about himself. I would have picked something about Thomas, but it mostly worked. Good times. Hope I see him again soon.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Spinning beetles

It's the new hot sport.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Explaining trains to Ollie

No, it's not a "choo-choo." It's a 1987 Santa Fe Diesel engine. You've got to start doing your research better, Ollie.