Does anyone remember how fanatical the girls were about their Christmas Nutcrackers last year? They took those stiff, wooden creatures everywhere and spent endless hours hugging them, lovingly lining them up, changing the lineups, lugging them around in strollers, and I don't even remember what else. This year will apparently be no different. My dad came over to see the girls yesterday and they convinced him to get all the Christmas decorations out of the attic, chiefly so they could get at those Nutcrackers. This video where they're "helping" BobBob and then ecstatically unpacking the boxes tickles my funnybone.
TubaDad finally got home from a business trip last night and surprised the girls with some souvenirs he picked up at "this really cool store that the girls would love." (his words) Thank goodness we don't have one of those stores nearby... Anyhow, pics of the souvenirs, among other things, are here.
After dinner, we loaded the girls in the car and took what we thought would be our first trip of the season to see Santa Claus at the mall. Except the mall website had lied and he wasn't really showing up for another week! Crimony. The girls kept asking "Where's Santa Claus?!" and all we could do was point to his lame empty throne and say "Well, uh, he's not here yet, but this is apparently where he's going to sit."
Here's one more video of the girls running rampant in a department store purse section. TubaDad let them amuse themselves there while I was trying to find a new tube of lipstick (I'm not really into makeup, so my one and only tube was taken when my purse was stolen last month). By the time I arrived on the scene (sporting a yummy new shade of Mac Viva Glam VI) Ro already had 8 or 9 purses over her arm. We could barely drag them out of there.
If you're wondering why we're talking about Christmas when it's not even December yet, it's because the girls were inconsolable that Halloween was over, and Thanksgiving is a real hard sell with the kiddie crowd. At least it is with our kiddie crowd. Christmas, on the other hand, they can REALLY get behind. Fine with us, we'll just start early. It gives us more time to go wave at Santa at the mall. If he ever shows up.
Note: The videos are all herky jerky, sorry. I don't seem to be able to take smooth handheld videos with the new Sony point-and-shoot camera. I'll keep fiddling with the settings, but I think it's just one more reason to get a different brand.