Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Keep Christmas with You

What you thought we were done?  Nope, this song is also a must in my book.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Went to sleep finally around 1am....Avanley was up at 3:30 and beat me to the presents. Tired.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Ready for their one more sleep 'till Christmas!

Double video day

Two songs today, because it's my Christmas Eve tradition to read the Nativity AND watch The Muppet's Christmas Carol.

The video clips in this are kinda out of order in my opinion, but it's still nice.

One of those songs that go on my Best Song EVER list, there's not a clip of it from the movie on youtube though.  This was the best I found.  It's not bad.:

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Adam

Because Adam came before Eve.  Get it?
Give me a break I came up with that when I was a kid.  And still I think it's hilarious.....

I always looked forward to watching Sesame Street first thing in the morning every Christmas Eve.  I could expect to see the tree at the ice skating rink, and Big Bird learning to skate.  If you'd like to save this for tomorrow morning, I'll support that.  Or watch it tonight.  I have two videos tomorrow.  And yes, this is the full hour long Sesame Street special.

Friday, December 21, 2012

And so this is Christmas.

Full of sore throats and puke.

We will be having a lovely Christmas at home, as we'd rather not spread around this thing that Drama Queen brought home from school last week. She spent Sunday puking, and had horrible diarrhea the next two days, because she didn't want to throw up anymore.  It's got to come out of some end.  So Hazel learned today.  Yesterday night she kept fighting the vomiting reflexes and this morning before 10am I had three nasty nasty diapers to change.  One of which lead to her first outfit change of the day(she had two more) as well as her bed being stripped and me sneakily carting off her blankets with it because if she'd seen them it wouldn't matter what was on them or how they smelled, she'd scream as they went in the washer.  She held down some rice cereal at lunch so I tried to give her a little dinner a half our ago and it came back up leading to a pajama change. She was traumatized that some got on her hands.  The tears stopped as soon as I washed her hands off after that.

Despite a 4 hour nap, Mischief has decided that it is bedtime and is in there laying down very quietly, but I don't think she is asleep yet.  Yep she just came out grabbed her teddy bear and is watching kid shos.  I'm pretty sure she will be puking within the next few days.

So we canceled our plans to do the 3 hour drive up to Grandma Jo and Granddad's.  We will have a quiet Christmas at home.  And that's okay.

Away in a Manger

Some more MoTab for us all to enjoy, Mischief loves them.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

O Holy Night

Once I somehow got talked into doing a duet with my sister for church.  We sang O Holy Night in a 2 part duet.  I'm an alto.....and I forgot my part(as in the notes not the words) like halfway through and we ended up snickering through the last bit of it as I tried to not sound terrible next to her lovely voice.

As someone commented on this, Josh Groban's voice seems to be made for the song.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

Have you noticed I have a thing for vintage versions that were recorded before my time?  I think they are marvelous.  Though the guy in the blue v-neck in this keeps making me think of Star Trek.  And I've never heard of Ray Conniff, I just had issues with other versions of this song on youtube.....

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fully clothed

Woo!!  This is HUGE.  It has been over 2 years since the scale said this.
And I also discovered that the iphone 4 weighs 4 ounces.

The LIfe and Adventures of Santa Claus

I highly recommend gathering your family and sitting and watching this together tonight.  Best claymation movie of all time. I am THRILLED that youtube has it because I haven't found it on DVD. Yes, not technically Christmas music, but the greatest Christmas movie.....

Friday, December 14, 2012

So hard to not go pull Maddie out of school for today.  Just want my girls available to hold right now...(granted Ava was not interested in that)...

Frosty the Snowman

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Found Jesus

Driving home from the grocery store:

"Look mom, dat one our church."
"Yes, that is one of our church buildings"  I then started to sing "We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" but got cut off by
"MOM!  What dat shiny ting?!"
"Shiny thing?  Oh, the sun behind the clouds?"
"No.  Dat no duh sun.  Duh sun not white. Dat white....*gasp*... IT JESUS MOM!"
"MOM!  I FOUND JESUS!  He up dere! He shiny, just like in my book mom!"


This morning I asked Mischief to get tights on under her dress.  It isn't super cold, but cold enough.  A few minutes later I asked her to get tights again as she went running past.  Then again a few more times over the course of 8 minutes.  The last time she says, "I DID, MOM!"  And sure enough she had gotten tights...they were wrapped around the baby doll she'd been carrying around.....specifics....


Mischief was helping me prep dinner, peeling the carrots.  I was slicing celery, I noticed a jerky movement and looked up in alarm.
"I no get me."
"Oh good, I was worried."
"I okay. We no have me for dinner.  If I get me then you no have little girl no more."

"Mom, I helping you make dinnah."
"Thank you!  I appreciate you helping."
"I like a princess helper."
"Yes, you are my princess helper."
"Not really.  My dress is dirty."


DQ:  "Don't!  It has an owie.  It stings."
Mischief:  "It stinks?"
"It stinks?"
"It stings, get away from me."
"I want to smell your arm."

It's Christmas Time/Sleep Well, Little Children

Clips from The Carpenter's Christmas special in here, though the song is from the album not the Christmas Special. I love Karen Carpenter's voice.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Cause you can never have too much of the Carpenters.  And because each of The Carpenter's A Christmas Portrait special is new to me as it was aired 6 years before I was born and youtube didn't exist when I was a kid. Expect more of this special on another day.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I love making toys. They are about as close to instant gratification you can get in sewing. I solved my problem with the Craggy Moor licensing issues by giving up mice. Yes they are super cute, but well, so are elephants, and Craggy Moor can not claim any bit of my pattern!! I just cut out ten more, which includes two custom orders. Perhaps one will be Mischief's as she asks which is hers every time she sees me working on an elephant. So maybe she will love one of these enough for it to appear in her stocking.

Morning has Broken

I love his whole Christmas album.  Let's not point out that he's Jewish.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hallelujah Chorus

Want to know how to make me cry?  Put on a flash mob video.  Want me bawling hysterically?  Make it a Hallelujah Chorus flash mob.  So beautiful.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

It Feels Like Christmas

Oh yes, you'll be finding some of the songs from this on here this month!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happiest Christmas Tree

Yes...I had to watch numerous videos to find this was the most acceptable to go with the song...

lol. Perhaps my girls and I will have to make our own....