Tuesday, December 11, 2007

i think we'll stay in today

I suppose God has his ways of slowing us down this time of year. We woke up this morning to sheets of icy draped over our little piece of Kansas. Nutcracker is this upcoming weekend and this little day of peace and quiet is welcomed. The kids and I are watching the Polar Express and drinking hot chocolate today. Perfect.

I can't for the life of me figure out what to get our almost 11 year old daughter. She wants a cell phone or a laptop. After a bit of nudging I got her to make a realistic list last night that included her own bakeware, a sewing machine, and ballet "stuff". I can work with that. What I want to leave you with is the list that Parker made. Mind you Santa has been done shopping for this kid for a month.

1. Rocket ship with BIG windows
2. Jet pack
3. Boy Christmas tree (apparently ours are too feminine)
4. Chocolate toy
5. Toy kitchen
6. Another shirt
7. Drink holder
8. Piano

Poor kid. I didn't get him a single thing on his list. Sigh. I missed the mark on the jet pack. Staying warm in our new light wale cord blanket today!

21 comments:

Mary said...

I can't believe you didn't know that kid wanted a jet pack. LOL! Oh, those crazy kids. Y'all stay warm!

Mary @ Confessions of a Craft Addict

kirsten said...

stay warm! (and i HATE the polar express movie - i could tell you a million reasons why. ugh. the book is good, though!)

clara said...

Hope you are enjoying this peaceful and relaxing day.

clara @ bloomize

Sarah and Jack said...

Ha, a rocket with BIG windows! LOL

Mirre said...

I can understand you want to stay inside, but the photo looks wonderful!

XO :) said...

I can see your icecyles outside my window! AHHHHH!!!! I love Parker's list. Cracks me up. We of course are staying in too. I hope all goes well with rehersal.
XO XO
-Lara

Jada2929 said...

You can't hand made a jet pack? Seriously, get with it lady! :)

kat@taylormadedesigns.com said...

oh I am sure the minute he opens all his gifts from santa he'll forget all about his list :) I bet you bought his terrific stuff that he didn't even know he wanted... though, I would love a jet pack too :)

Enjoy your day off.

Erin said...

Sounds like a perfect day. I hope the ice melts for the weekend.

As for the Christmas lists...too funny. I don't understand why you can't get Parker a rocket ship?! :o) Bryaden's wish list was pretty similar to Parker's except his involved an ATV and a Pony!

Chara Michele said...

What a great Christmas list from Parker:) You mean you didn't get him the jet pack! Oh I can't believe it! :)

lera said...

Oh boy. Kids and their Christmas lists... :-)

Stephanie said...

You guys sure got hit hard with bad weather - I am glad that you have made the best of it. Watching the Polar Express and drinking hot chocolate sounds like a perfect day to me!
Stephanie
thewrittenword.wordpress.com

jessi said...

I love your icicle picture. Staying in on days like these in the winter is so great (unless the kids start going at each other) - enjoy!

Holly said...

I love that he wants a "Boy Christmas tree". The kids at our church decorated wreaths last week, and while the girls used ribbon and glitter and angels and flowers, the boys used Hot Wheels and toy planes and broken disks from disk guns and silly putty. So, yes, one the doors in our church is now decorated with a wreath covered in miniature F-15s.

Katie Jean said...

I hope you're enjoying your peaceful break! Looks cold out there!

African Kelli said...

What? NO jet pack?! :)

Ragged Roses said...

Sounds like a great day, all snuggled up at home together watching the Polar Express, my youngest loves that film too. Good luck with the Nutcracker and those Christmas pressies!
Kimx

Gina said...

It sounds like a dreamy, cozy indoor day. Love that wishlist, the chocolate toy seems sort of reasonable??? Too funny.

Alice said...

I would love to see his idea of a boy Christmas tree. Can't wait to hear about the Nutcracker production!

mushroommeadows said...

Her own bakeware??? That is such a good idea (better than a cellphone, in my opinion)! :)

Melissa said...

stay warm- that blanket looks cosy!
i love parker's christmas list- i wonder what a 'boy' christmas tree would look like? ;)