Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Santa needs a diaper and Rosita the Snow Woman

Yes, you heard me right...Johnny came in with his new box of diapers and told me that "Tantas is stinky. Need wipes. Need diaper!"

Then, and this is a big deal for him, he took the diapers outside and spoke to Santa face to face. I think he was trying to find common ground with Santa. This kid loves the idea of Christmas, but is scared to death of any life size Santa. We went to see Santa at the Mall. Twice. Scared both times. When we inflated this Santa in front of our house, Johnny has been scared of him, but he will talk to him....through the window, from the car as we are driving away. But "Tantas" is right outside the front door and you have to walk right by him to get to the car. He runs! So anyway, we are outside with the diapers, and Johnny said, "Tantas, you're stinky. Need wipes. Need diaper!" He actually talked to him! He's not the real Santa, but hey. If he can talk to a larger than life Santa, maybe he'll talk to the one at the Church party on Friday. We can hope, anyway!

On another note, we had a 2 hour delay this morning for the 3 inches of snow received overnight. It was great packing snow, so since Kyle had the day off too, we all went outside and built Rosie and Rosita (we had no sticks for arms, so we improvised with roses Kyle brought home to me recently). First we made Rosie, then her top few layers fell off, so I put her head back on and we renamed her Rosita:

By the way, I am wearing a coat I bought recently, with the help of Bettie. I realized that my fleece jacket, which is all I have had for a winter coat for the past three years in NC and OK, would no longer cut it! :D


Bettie said...

Poor Santa - and poor Rosie! I hate it when I'm stinky or my top falls off! When did you get that Santa? I've never seen it. Can you believe I haven't been to your house for like 2 weeks? I know - insane. By the way, you look very cute in your new coat!

Brent & Kate Jefferies said...

Nice snow! I can't believe that you guys get snow in NM and we don't in Portland! NM must be a higher altitude than I thought.
I hope you guys have a great Christmas. We miss you!
The Jefferies

Jacob said...

Fun Winter pictures Karen!
Graham wouldn't touch Santa either but he would take a candy cane from Mrs. Claus! Happy new year and great pics!