Monday, October 24, 2011

I Found It!

My holiday spirit, that is.
For a while, I though I'd lost it.
But Amster's kids located it while she was at Wally-World this morning.

Messer's 6 and 8 remembered the drill from years past.
They chose the clothes they wanted to use, and began stuffing.

Some of us worked diligently at our assigned tasks.

Others were more interested in collecting bugs.

or in stacking towers.

Proving, once again, that the toy is less important than the box in which it was delivered, that box filled with styrofoam and empty space and imagination.  These pill containers I've salvaged from G'ma kept the Littles occupied while Mr. 8 did some serious problem solving.  A precise young man, he did not appreciate the fact that his stuffing was coming out of the shredded jeans.

The fact that I had an entire container of brand new safety pins just added to the fun.

Unnamed but not unloved, our creations were transported to the front yard.

Where serious arranging

and re-arranging took place.

Then, of course, it was time for posing.

All in all, it was an absolutely perfect Sunday morning.
I'm typing and looking at this fellow right now.

Life is good.


  1. OMG, it's like a snow man, but for the desert. So very cute and how imaginative of them to use the rocks. The posing picture makes me laugh 'cause it truly looks like a person's body without a head (i.e. note the belly rolls).

    Looks like they had a lot of fun and so did you.

    Happy Monday.

    Megan xxx

  2. Hahaha, you're right, I loved this post. And I recognize that flannel shirt...


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