Archive for December, 2009
Alex really liked the “panning for gold” part of the exhibit — she and Mac each found a very pretty gem (aka gold):
Alex doing rubbings of ancient pirate coins:
After having fun putting on an impromptu puppet show Alex and Mac went digging for treasure:
After that we walked around a bit to see the other exhibits before heading home. I especially liked seeing the clothing from the 1904 World’s Fair exhibit.
The kids love to help decorate the house for Christmas, Mac takes a special delight in putting as many of the ornaments as he can fit on the tree So I thought I’d post a few pictures of some of the Christmas decorations that the kids have worked so hard putting up.
Our tree, which really couldn’t hold any more ornaments despite Mac’s best efforts The star on top is from when DH was a little boy:
Some of our favorite ornaments. The snowman ornament is one that Mac picked out last year — he loves that you can shake it and watch the snow float around inside it. The brass skillet was an ornament for DH since he likes to cook:
We used to have a complete set of four little bear ornaments but we’ve lost a few over the years — we’re down to two now. So we’re trying to not break those! We bought them when DH and I were first married. The sand dollar ornament was a gift from a fellow kitty lover:
One of my personal favorites is the Victorian Lady since it’s one of my favorite historical periods:
The Angel Bear was a gift for Alex’s first Christmas:
A second Victorian Lady, the Snoopy ornament which Mac loves to take off and carry around constantly (he says it is *his* ornament and a fun dinosaur ornament I found on clearance last year for Alex (who loves dinosaurs):
Four stockings for each family member plus an extra one for the pets (MacKayla the Empress would like to make it know that she is not in favor of sharing a stocking with a dog!). I don’t think you can see it here but there is also a very tiny white stocking that Alex made just for Tinkerbelle the hamster
The Mouse Tree — which belonged to my grandmother. She thought it was the cutest tree and I always think about that when we put it up each year. The little kitty ornaments around the tree were a gift many years ago — we’ve talked about doing a small tree with them someday but in the meantime they hang out around the mouse tree which seems fitting Mac put them up for me this year.
The Advent Calendar — it was Mac’s job this year to move the snowman each day and he took it very seriously!