Wednesday, December 30, 2009

And now, for my next trick ...

I will attempt to post a picture!

It is, after all, Wordless Wednesday!

So here goes:

My little fashionista came up with this ensemble all on her own the other day. Love it!

OK, so for now I can only get pics from my phone. But I linked my Picasa account, so I think I might just need to play around a little more.

Look out Bloggywood - I think MLTB may be back with a vengeance!

Can I Actually Do This?

Well. We're about to find out!

I've been thinking. This iPhone of mine can do just about anything but wash and fold my laundry (although I'm sure I could use it to easily find a service for that!?).

With an app for everything, surely they'd have one for blogging through Blogger, right? I mean, I read blogs on here through Google Reader, right?


Let's hope I chose the correct (free) one.

I'm thinking that with my iPhone being an extension of my right arm, maybe this can help get those thoughts down in my blog as they happen, rather than forget about them or lack the time later. Which is really the main cause of my blog neglect. By the time I get around to it, there's just something else taking precedence.

We'll see how it goes - wish me luck!

Rachael (you'll need to envision my cute little sig here)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dear Santa

In this house, we don't celebrate Christmas. Upon being asked her favorite Christmas song, if she's excited for Santa to come to her house, the Mad Hatter has always given a very poised and adorable answer of "Actually (actu-a-wee), Santa doesn't come to my house because I celebrate Hanukkah!". She is very proud of this statement (as are her parents), and often astounds adults with her immediate, clear, and eloquent response. You know, being so little and all. And the fact that some of them actually ask her who will be coming to her house instead.


This has not stopped her from having a slight obsession with Santa this year.

If I'm correct, Christmas was actually 4 days ago.

For the last 2 days I have been listening, non-stop, to a medley of Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (a la The Boss, complete with the accompaniment of her sunshine drum), and Jingle Bells.

Did you know how much fun it is to ride in a "one-arm oaken" sleigh?

Apparently, very.

Yesterday, I was on the phone when she walked in with a piece of paper - all decked out in glittery stickers, smiley faces, and "words" she'd written. The words did not look familiar, but her name at the bottom was perfect.

"Mommy, can you please mail this to Santa for me?"

"Sweetie, uh, Santa doesn't come to our house. Why would we send him something? Besides, Christmas is already over."

"Mom. It's a thank you note - I want to thank him for coming to my preschool. It was really nice of him."

Well. At least I've taught her a thing or two about manners.

Still a bit stunned, I told her I wasn't sure what Santa's address was. Her answer?

"Just ask one of my teachers, mommy. Of course they know what it is! Or you could just look it up on the internet!"

I'll get right on it.

And for the record, after yesterday's stunt with Mommy's pashmina and your hair clips, don't be waiting for Santa to visit our house next year either!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

WW - 1.2.3. ACTION!

I am not a fan of snow.

Perhaps it's the 4 years I spent at college in Ithaca, NY, where it snows from October through May (note: if you're visiting in the summer, don't let "Gorges" Ithaca fool you!).

However, if something is going to make me like snow - perhaps even love it - it's this picture:

The total epitome of what it means to be 6 weeks away from turning five (YIKES!), living life to the extreme without a worry  in the world, and soaking up every last second of it with wild abandon.