Bad Santa

Is it bad that I made Jack visit Santa again? Because, you’ll remember last time:

But since then I’ve been talking to him a lot about Santa, and he seemed cool with the idea. And then when the guy with the big white beard rung up our groceries at Central Market last night, Jack even laughed when he said, “HO HO HO!

And I’d heard that the Arboretum Santa was GREAT with little ones (unlike Northpark Santa, who I’ve heard is a wee bit grouchy). So today we headed up there with a big group of Jack’s friends… and…

Ruh-roh. Here comes the back arch!

Maybe better with mom?

No.

But at least he was in good company:

Poor babies. But they recovered quickly. Nothing a few years of therapy can’t fix!

Okay, I’ve mentioned it before, but these two are trouble:

Jack and Ella Grace. Don’t let the sweet faces fool you, this was right in the middle of a big dirt-eating session. Little partners-in-crime!

You know what I miss? These days:

Luna and Addison are a little younger and not crawling just yet, so you can still get them to pose for pictures. Oh- and they don’t eat dirt, either. So that’s nice.

Jack, Alex and Ella Grace went straight for the stairs. Jack surprised me by crawling DOWN them, too.

Breakfast was the last of the baked apple oatmeal, with a big blob of cashew butter smooshed all up in there.

I’ll miss you, baked oatmeal :(

I didn’t take a picture of lunch, because we went to Fat Daddy’s with all of Jack’s friends and it was just too hectic. I spilled Diet Coke all over poor Alex, then Jack almost choked on a piece of chicken. Not our day.

We needed to use a package of ground turkey, so for dinner I browned it, added a packet of taco seasoning, a can of black beans (drained and rinsed, of course) and a cup or so of frozen corn. Served on a bed of shredded lettuce and topped with chopped tomatoes, avocado, cheese, sour cream and salsa = taco salad.

I had a request for a pic of the new nail polish color (Revlon Perplex, the Chanel Paradoxal dupe). I painted my nails last night but I couldn’t get a good shot of the polish. They all came out just kind of dark gray and murky, when the color is actually a really pretty deep purple. SO, I did a little searching on the internet and found a couple of good photos: here and here. Hope that helps! It’s purty, trust me- though I would like to point out that I already have a tiny chip on one finger. I’ll just chalk that up to baby wrangling.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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One Response to Bad Santa

  1. Rose says:

    Oh my goodness. Those pictures cracked me up.

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