Monday, December 20, 2010

Our Garland Halo Wearing...Angel

Today has been rainy, actually the whole weekend has been and by California standards that means "Storm Watch" are the big words on the news around here ;). I love the rain, it's dramatic and soothing and slows everything down and forces you to be indoors and settle your horses down for awhile. I like slowing down and I often need to be forced to do thank you rain for pitter pattering all day on my roof and windows and helping me to take a deep breath.

However, those soothing, calming deep breaths keep getting interrupted by my Luke who very innocently keeps announcing how many days left we have before Christmas and then the pant and sputter and hyperventilating breathing begins again...
sigh, Christmas can be stressful for a parent! ;) I just bought two last minute gifts for Luke, an MIT t-shirt and a penguin Pillow Pet. A true dichotomy of sorts but both totally fit his personality.

Last night Reid met Santa for the first time. We have friends who host an annual Christmas party (same friends who hosted
The Reece's Rainbow Benefit party that post can be found here) and Santa comes to visit with a list of the children's names and a wrapped gift for each one. Reid's eyes grew HUGE when Santa arrived. We saw him then break into some of his gestures from a Santa Christmas song he sang at his preschool program...side note: that was a seriously big cognitive connection, yay for Reid! There was another little girl there Reid's age who sat her little self right next to Reid and then proceeded to stare him down... like seriously staring at him and now it makes me giggle because I think she was just trying to look through his glasses which are pretty darn thick to spy his eyeballs. At any rate next thing I knew she slipped her little hand into Reid's and the two of them sat there watching Santa together....two strangers, yet by "preschooler standards" pals none-the less! on to what this blog title suggests...

With Christmastime comes school performances. Reid got to wear a little garland angel halo in his Christmas performance at preschool Friday. He walked onto stage with it and kept wiggling his little head so the stars on it would move about... he cracks me up. Reid was the assertive clapper in the bunch...he might not have known all the words in each song but after each one he took his clapping very seriously...if you watch the video he was the last one to finish clapping...that's how he was with each and every song :)

*Turn my music off at bottom of blog before watching.



Wren said...

Oh he is just too darling...that picture of him wearing the halo is magical!

Gotta love the drama in Ca when it rains....Storm Watch 2010....every time the news comes on! :) Hope you are enjoying the rain, looks like we have a lot more headed our way! Merry Christmas to you and your boys!

Addie-tude-GO CARDINALS said...

Now that would have been a great Christmas card photo! I love that little girl and the glasses and hand it, love it, love it! I hope you and your family have a very joyous Christmas. Love to all.

Looking Up said...

Could he be any cuter? Hope that you & yours have a wonderful Christmas!

Zoey's mom said...

Got your card today.Thank you so much.Beautiful.

Look at Reid,he truly is an absolute angel.Love that precious face.

As for the rain ... not enjoying it.Hinders my last minute errands.Serves me right.

Keep breathing.It all gets done and the kids are always happy.

Hoping to see you in the New Year ... Zoey will be 4 in a little more than 2 months.Can you believe it has been that long since we have seen each other?Crazy.

tami said...

Oh, it was so good to get your Christmas card/letter! I miss you! I look forward to keeping up with you here!

Nan P. said...

I would swap your rain for our snow any time - in Ireland we are not used to snow, we do NOT do snow, so rain would be such a relief...

I love the hand holding, it's so cute, so nice and gentle. That photo is lovely. And the hand-clapping is indeed so good. Most children did not even bother!

I hope all the plans work out and that you can go back to breathing normally by Christmas eve and enjoy your wonderful men... :-) Have a terrific time.

Big Hug (if I may).