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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Holiday Memories


Yesterday, the four-year-old came to spend the afternoon and we built a slew of new holiday memories.

He arrived in plastic knight wear so we searched the Internet for stories of knights and armor, then stopped by Astronomy to visit a few nebula as he's impressed with the stars.

The Office Max Elfyourself was a project I'd undertaken earlier in the week so he laughed til he had tears running down his cheeks at the sight of his dog dancing in 'wizard' clothes.

He took a couple of pictures with my camera and we put them on Christmas cards for his family members.

Half a dozen snowflakes were scissored from colored paper to hang in his room.

A quesadilla with several bites missing reminded him of Bat Mobile so he needed to see if it would fly. Well. Surprised me!

Curious about the collage of his family members that decorated the 2007 calendar, he thinks he'd like to make one of them next time.

The last stop, as we stood ankle deep in projects, was a trip to PBSKids where he colored online, read stories, guessed how many peanuts it took to equal the height of the elephant and so much more.

The sad part was that he had so many other things he wanted to do and our time was up for now...on the way to the car, he stopped to check the pool and see if the ice on it was slick and how much longer it would be before he could get back to swimming.

He may not remember all of it, but I'll never forget.



Sunday Scribblings

24 comments:

Just Jen said...

He can check in here to remember!
I loved that elf thing...my youngest has elfed almost every picture we have...lol
Have a great Christmas!

iamnasra said...

It felt so sad when he left ...

Robin said...

Will you be my grandma too?

What wonderful loving memories you're creating. Even if he doesn't remember the specifics, that warm loving feeling he gets when you're together he'll remember forever.

Linda said...

He's a lucky little boy! My grandaughter is just two but already we enjoy crafty things. Every time she visits she asks to make a book. It's just too much fun!

Very well written! It made me want to play with Kylie!

khambagirl said...

We did the elf thing too, and the dog at our houses was really, really good! What a great day you had. Did you know that 4-year olds laugh more than any other age group? Have a wonderful Christmas!

Lucy said...

aww, how wonderful! He will definitely carry many memories of your time spent with him forever. Sometimes special moments like these just seem to make a permanent imprint in our minds. Merry Christmas! :)

lissa said...

What sweet memories has already becoming. If he doesn't remember, your can tell him about it.


Have a wonderful holiday!

Herb Urban said...

I elfed myself the other day. It felt strange at first, but the holidays bring out the little child in us all indeed.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!

forgetfulone said...

That is so sweet. I'm sure he'll cherish that memory, too, as he grows older.

TheVasquez3 said...

SOOO fun, great Scribbling!

Awareness said...

Sue......what a wonderful day. I had many like that with my grandmother.....no internet then, but lots of creating and sharing time together. And you know what? I remember it all.....and keep the memories tucked in a special grandma spot. Your little one will too I bet. :)

Merry Christmas

Jennifer Hicks said...

fun traditions blooming at your place!

Anonymous said...

All those sound like so much fun!! What a lucky boy to have you... and you him!

Merry Christmas

Dee
http://pavinganewroad.wordpress.com/

susiej.com said...

So funny!

Jo said...

A great post. Merry Christmas, Sue.

Goodnight, Mom said...

I wrote about Christmas at my grandparent's house!

I know he will remember those special times. I really do.

Merry Christmas to you!

paisley said...

what a beautiful new christmas memory... merry christmas!!!!!

susan said...

Something cool about calling him the four-year-old. Can't explain it. Love how inquisitive he is. Sounds like a grand day. Also makes me want to call a four-year-old I know. Thanks for the read.

Writer and Artist on Board said...

Merry Christmas, Sue...

keith hillman said...

Hi Sue

Another lovely piece.

It’s the early hours of Christmas morning here in the UK. I’ve just wandered back from Midnight Mass, poured a large glass of very expensive brandy and eaten a mince pie. I am feeling both virtuous and mellow! I would now like to raise my glass to you and yours and wish you everything you wish yourselves this Christmastide

AscenderRisesAbove said...

my daughter did this elf yourself as well; what a chuckle! though the dog is an added touch!

gautami tripathy said...

What a sweet post!

gautami tripathy said...

BTW, you have been chosen to do a hoopla

Sandy Carlson said...

Office Max sure did make a lot of people smile and laugh and laugh again this Christmas!