Monday, November 29, 2010

War Wounds

Bracken: 0
Coffee Table: 1

We had a scare last weekend after Bracken went
crashing into the corner of the table... our first
emergency room visit as a family. It was so special.

Fortunately, though there was a decent amount of
blood and crying (most of the crying done by Reagan)
he walked away with no stitches...
just a little skin glue and a sweet cut that looks
like somebody tagged him with a right hook.
You should see the other guy.
Tough kid. The doctor called in 2 nurses to help
hold him down while she cleaned and glued him
back together again.  Not necessary - he laid
there smiling and cooing at her the whole time.
Quite the ladies man, this one.

Santa's Parade of Lights

 After reviewing my photos from the weekend
I realized I really only took shots from when we
visited my parents and took the kids to the
Christmas Parade in Breese.  Not coincidentally,
the less time I have with Bracken, the more
photos I take. This also explains why you don't
see the little guy...he was home with Grammie
and PaPa staying warm and toasty. 
Something catches her eye coming down the line. 
 She looks a little miffed as she gives
the passing tractor a faint wave after
receiving NO candy from him...
 We replenished our diminishing bead supply.
 The crew braving the cold:
Daddy, Reagan, Uncle Craig,
Aunt Laura, Cousin Calvin and Cousin Carly
This shot reminds me of the movie
"A Christmas Story"
and the parade scene...
"Can we go see Santa yet, mom?
Can we? Can we?"
Happy with her goodies...
I should have known that when Daddy had to
lift her onto Santa's lap rather than under her
own free will that we were in trouble...
Tears. Streaming down her face.
She was terrified. It was not good.
She was excited until the moment she realized
she was going to sit on his lap.
We should have just taken the coloring book
and went on our merry way.
(also reminds me of the movie
"A Christmas Story" when Randy screams on
Santa's lap and he replies;
"Uh Oh, okay. Get him out of here...")
Maybe next year.

Reagan's Renderings

Reagan happens to be obsessed with drawing faces
and figures (or more accurately... princesses).
She sometimes draws them with "lipstick" which is
the curly upper lip and full bottom rather
than just the traditional "U" shape.
She also is experimenting with hair length:
short, long and curly.
"Princess #1"
(this one has wings)
 I like the abstract and simple nature of this one.
 "Princess #2"
(this one is wearing earrings)
 "Princess #3"
(this one seems to have an unusual
caterpillar body, but I didn't mention it)