Monthly Archives: December 2008

who are these kids? where did they come from?



Tonight as I was cooking dinner, Aidan went into the silverware drawer and pulled out 4 forks. He then proceeded to put one at each person’s place at the dinner table. Now both kiddos usually help with dinner prep and are very helpful (even though we accidentally dropped the pepper shaker in the boiling water tonight :-), but tonight while Aidan and I were working on the pasta sauce Sam put napkins at each person’s place at the table! For a moment, I actually considered the idea of more Shimpi children (gasp!)

Kristan

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planting our own Christmas tree



Nana gave us some seedlings for us to plant our very own Christmas tree. I had to stress to the kids that it would take a while to be as big as the one we have inside 🙂

Kristan

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Chrismas Eve at Wilson Park




Some families from preschool get together each year on Christmas Eve at Wilson Park. Here are some pictures from our fun this morning.

Kristan

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Happy birthday Fred!


It is hard to believe that Fred became a part of our family 12 years ago. Sawyer’s obsession continues, but we all know who is really boss. This is a picture of Fred in his younger days. I still remember Seton and Mary Clare wearing rain boots when visiting our house b/c Fred would attack their feet when they walked up the porch steps 🙂

Kristan

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Guitar heroes



Ok, I finally broke down and got a Wii for the family. It came via Fed Ex yesterday (b/c there were none in any stores!). Rahul figured out what it was and begged to open it before Christmas. Of course now we also have Guitar Hero and Diego Dinosaur Rescue (good ol Best Buy). Here are some pics of my guitar heroes. Sam and I had more fun making our Miis (hers has eyeshadow and lipstick… haha!).

Kristan

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Christmas parade




We went to the Pittsboro Christmas parade this afternoon with Oscar and Wiley. Everyone had a blast (and Sam might have a little crush on Oscar after he asked her dance 🙂

Kristan

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my favorite photograph


Now that I have a photo scanner, I can upload some of my old favorite photos. This is my all time favorite. I saw the storm coming and pulled over to take this picture. You can literally see the rain line. This makes me want to get back into photography!

Kristan

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