Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy pictures

The day after the layoffs at work was pretty bad. I think that's when it hit everyone that we still have to do all our work, but with less help. I was in a super crabby mood until I got to come home early to see my boys and to go to R's school's holiday party. Afterwards, we finished setting up my Christmas village under the Christmas tree. So, in the continued spirit of focusing on the happy things in our life, here are some happy pictures.

This is the face that has made all the crummy stuff from this week all better.

R's drawings of alien spaceships attacking

Fun with the magnifying glass!

My "It's a Wonderful Life" Christmas village, part 1

Part 2

R's class performing at his school's holiday party. That's R in the back row all the way on the right.

R waited patiently for almost an hour to sit on Santa's lap at the party. I've never seen him sit still for so long. His teachers all commented on it the next day.


Ericka said...

Ahhh.... you got Ernie's taxi-cab! Excellent!

sandwhichisthere said...

Vacker pojke! Rix seems to be taller than his peers. You are vacker flicka! I hope that all is well with you and your spirit,

Kristen said...

Yes, Ericka, I think the taxi cab came from Grandma's collection. I've got Martini's bar, the Building & Loan, Mary Hatch's house, the Granville house, and the bridge. And, I've got figures of Clarence, George, Mary, and the kids, and Ernie. Yay!

For those of you of non-Swedish descent, I'll translate my Dad's comment: "Vacker pojke" is "handsome boy" and "vacker flicka" is "handsome/beautiful girl"

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I love the picture of the spaceships! How funny. There was one kid in church who always used to ask me what his pictures looked like. I learned that the correct answer was a dinosaur no matter what it actually was. :)

Greg and Kim said...

Love the pictures! Missed you last night but glad you're getting time with your boys. We prayed for you three.

Kansas Bob said...

I liked your Christmas village Kristen!