Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!! We had a good dinner, but, my grandmother had this nasty and highly contagious stomach bug thats been going around up here and having had it ourselves just two weekends ago, we weren't anxious to risk being around her! So, it wasn't all I'd hoped for, she's really the reason we make the effort to get together to begin with. She's doing better though and we plan to have dinner for Owen's birthday this weekend, so, hopefully, that will make up for it!
But, the day before T-day, I came home from work early and despite some sketchy roads (its been this weird freezing rain lately), we grabbed the kids and took them to the mall to see Santa. As you can see...Olivia was thrilled about the idea! ;O) I know what she's getting for Christmas!!! She wouldn't even look at Santa during the pictures and when we went to leave, he said watch this and waved at her and said goodbye. She smiled and waved emphatically back like she was thrilled he acknowledged their time together was over. He got a big kick out of that!
Owen's been cracking us up lately. About 2 or 3 weeks ago he came home from school and asked to put up the Christmas tree. I told him that it was too early and we had too much to do to even consider it. He said, "I'm just so excited, I can't help it, I'm just so jolly!" I have no idea where he learned the word "jolly", but, I couldn't help but laugh.
On Wednesday, Dave told him our plan to visit Santa after school. He looked at Dave and said something to the effect of "Oh good, I need to ask him for some light sabers, I think he misunderstood me last year". Turns out, last year, "santa" decided that light sabers are ridiculously over priced and impractical and that it would be more fun to get the Wii Light Saber controllers and the corresponding Star Wars game. I cracked up when Dave told me. I've never heard Owen use the word "misunderstood" before either. He never ceases to amaze me! I think he managed to set Santa straight, so, hopefully, he gets it right this time!