December 27, 2007

Henry does his cool Christmas dance with shades

Henry danced to the Christmas music on the pier at Long Beach. He picked out his own sunglasses at the aquarium gift shop!!

December 25, 2007

Christmas at Grandma & Grandpa Mullen's house

Henry and Grandma took a rest while dinner was cooking.
And the orange tossing continued....
The boys loved the play kitchen that G & G gave them!!
Uncle Chris helped Grandma in the kitchen.
Grandpa wasn't feeling well so Sammy joined him resting on the couch.

Christmas 2007

Christmas. Santa brought trumpets and drums!!

Drums for Christmas!

December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve waiting for Santa

While sitting waiting for Santa Sammy attempts to give Henry a big KISS

Christmas Eve!

We started the holiday with the annual Christmas Eve orange tossing and Grandma & Grandpa Mullen's house.
Festivities continued with our first taste of mushroom barley Christmas soup. Henry actually like it. Sam ate rolls for dinner.....

Later, after bedtime, Santa left some presents under the tree. Emma (the cat) is trying to take a sneak peek.

December 21, 2007

Pretend snowfight!

Lookee who invited us to pelt him with snowballs for the holiday? Ooohh... if ONLY!

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And who knew that goy was such a DANCER?

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December 13, 2007

A night out in Oldtown

Henry and Jonatan tested out the furniture at Crate & Barrel
Sammy thinks this ornament would look great on our tree!!

Our first Christmas Extravaganza!

It was decided that Sammy just wasn't ready for his stage debut this year , so he was content to look on , even calling Henry(seen here in mid-spin) backstage to tell him to "break a leg"

Henry takes center stage AGAIN!

Note how he keeps adjsuting his position to make sure he is in the spotlight!!

December 12, 2007

Henry is the hammiest Christmas tree

Henry decided that the other kids were clearly supposed to be his backup and proceeded to walked to center stage...

December 10, 2007

It's Official: Sammy Can Read

We weren't sure if Sammy just had a good memory, or if he was actually reading, but now it's official: Sammy can read. He clearly indicated that the editorial staff of the LA Times has gone completely insane by yelling "Star.. Banana!" repeatedly at the front section of today's Times... proof positive that he not only understands written text, but can recognize when it is lame.

Henry we're still not sure about. He did say something that sounded quite a bit like "corrupt oligarch war-profiteer" while pointing at a picture of Dick Cheney, but we think it may have been a coincidence.

December 08, 2007

Decorating our First Christmas Tree


We attended the Instrument Petting Zoo at the Pasadena Civic Center last Saturday, and Sam and Henry finally got to lay hands on VIOLINS! I can report with some confidence at this point that there are NO other 2-year olds in Pasadena who can come within a country-mile of Sam's enthusiasm for the violin. After 30 minutes or so, I had to pry the suprisingly undamaged instrument from his fingers and carry him screaming from the auditorium. We'll see how he does for next months repeat of the event!

Our first real Christmas tree

November 23, 2007

Henry experiences snow... decides it's lame.

Okay, so someone decided to dump a couple tons of man-made snow (i.e., basically shaved ice) on Holly Street in Old Town Pasadena. Henry checked it out, and appeared unimpressed. Sammy couldn't be bothered, and made a sprint for the jazz combo playing the theme to the Charlie Brown Christmas special on the street... and had to be pulled physically off the drum set.

November 21, 2007

Flouting Child Labor Laws Attempted

Sam and Henry have decided that washing dishes is fun. Unfortunately, rinsing, drying, and keeping the dishes and water in the sink is not part of the attraction.

November 14, 2007

Continued Musical Aspirations

Sam and Henry continue their obsession with guitars... although in November a new instrument was added to the clubhouse: A Schoenhut "Daycare Durable" upright "piano." These air-quotes are important, because the item in question is actually so laughably fragile that it arrived with a broken stool and half the keys unplayable. It's replacement arrived in even WORSE condition! Also, it's basically a clavicord, hitting metal tines with hammers.. but whatever.

November 11, 2007

Happy Halloween!!

Auntie Babs came with us and we met up with our friend Jonatan(the skunk) around the corner and had a great time going trick or treating.

a Trip to the Zoo

We went to the LA Zoo today where they have just opened the new Gorilla Habitat. The little gorilla is baby Glenda with her daddy, she is 2 years old just like us! Henry said his favorite was the giraffeses!!