Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Advent calendar cross-stitched by nana and hung with candies
Along with our activity-a-day calendar, we've put up the Advent calendar my mom made with Mikko's self-proclaimed "favorite" candies…
which, one day in, he decided he doesn't like anymore.

reindeer at Swanson's Nursery Seattle
"You talkin' to me?"

reindeer at Swanson's Nursery Seattle
"Well, I'm the only one here. Who do you think you're talking to?"
(I like imagining reindeer confrontations.)

camel at Swanson's Nursery Seattle
"Oh, hello, I didn't see you there."
(Whereas I've decided this camel was entirely chill.)

brothers in sleigh at Swanson's Nursery Seattle
Happy sleighing boys!

brothers in sleigh at Swanson's Nursery Seattle
Oops, that didn't last.
(LOVE the expression on both their faces. Ha ha!)
baby in orange hood
Quiet moment

baby in orange hood

carriage turning the corner — mule carriage ride in West Seattle Junction
We went to our neighborhood "downtown" for some holiday celebrations,
including a mule-drawn carriage ride.

rained-on wet family on mule carriage ride
It was raining so hard we had the carriage to ourselves.
Can you tell?

boy sticking out tongue

wet mules in the rain hitched to carriage

baby not sure — visiting Santa for pictures
We thought we'd try pictures with Santa.

baby crying — visiting Santa for pictures
No dice.

baby popping up — visiting Santa for pictures
What if we photobomb him?

baby popping up — visiting Santa for pictures
Oh, no, that guy with the beard is still there.

family silhouettes — Menashe Christmas lights West Seattle
A family in our neighborhood goes all out decorating, so we stopped to see.

dad and boy viewing Christmas lights
Let me tell you — the astonishing abundance was a hit with five-year-olds!

nativity model train set
Ain't it always the case? You just get the baby to sleep in the manger …

nativity model train set
… and a train goes by!

light-up snowman

baby looking at Menashe Christmas lights
Doesn't it look like he's enthralled by the lights?
He's actually afraid the carved bear is going to spring to life and eat him.
True story. He signed it to me.

You'll also love photos on the timely topic of Honoring Traditions over at Natural Parents Network!

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stevebethere said...

What a wonderful set of photos and a nice place to live great to see all the christmassy scenes.

It does make me laugh how kids always cry when they go to see Santa heheh!

Have a fantabulosa WW! and week

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Anonymous said...

These Xmas photos are just gorgeous and reminds me of when I lived in the US as a nanny some 10 years ago!

I Thought I Knew Mama said...

Love the Advent calendar. Hilarious Santa pics!

Farmer's Daughter said...

I love everything about this post!!!

Faythe said...

I also love your mom's advent calendar. the photo story is priceless & I bet the kids had a ball despite the rain & scary Santa man, LOL. They always seem afraid at least 1 year. Glad my title had you scratch your head, I was going for different reactions ;o)

Momma Jorje said...

Beautiful captures, as usual!

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