Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Christmas is Coming!



Yesterday was so unseasonably warm. I think it reached the mid- to high-50's. I hadn't changed over from autumn decorations, so yesterday was the perfect day. It felt really weird to be outside, decorating for Christmas, in pj bottoms, a t-shirt and bare feet! It so did not feel like Christmastime!




I know it's hard to see, but last night Santa rode through our town on the top of a fire engine. (I know I've said it before, but I love our small town!) Other fire engines and the ambulance followed behind delivering oranges and candy canes to the children. We live on a dead end, but Santa's helpers found our children anyway. (Although the children were disappointed that Santa didn't "wave" to them. They claimed that he's been here before, so he knows where we live. I explained that things look different when flying in a sleigh than driving on roads ...)



And another half-naked shot of Spenser (just for you, Linda!) eating her orange and candy cane.

8 comments:

Nikki said...

darn, no more skeleton? ;)
Santa's coming around next Monday.

Alicia A. said...

She's so sweet.

Candy canes and oranges- sounds like a yummy combo!

beki said...

I just put up my Christmas outdoor deocorations on Sunday. Better late than never, huh? Though the pumpkin is still sitting by the door. I was too lazy to walk around the house to drop it in the compost heap.
Santa comes around here on a firetruck too! I think it's pretty cool. They usually throw candy and trinkets to the kids. Of course the kids get a big kick out of it.

African Kelli said...

That Spenser is cuter and cuter in each shot. And your front door looks so pretty! I can only imagine how weighed down Santa's sleigh must be when it arrives at your house.

capello said...

it's been warm here too. the heat dissolved the snow and the holiday spirit.

madmommy said...

Our weather's been the same, up in the sixties even! What a strange week. Wish our town would have a Santa parade...

laeroport said...

Our Santa has to be rescued off the roof of the local department store each year with the fire department's hook and ladder truck.

And have you ever stuck the peppermint stick IN the orange and used it for a straw? It's called a cowboy soda by us girl scout types. You need peppermint sticks that are hollow - hard to find these days, but yummy.

lindiepindie said...

I'm honored for the mention, but I knew it was for me before I read that far! :o)

I see the snowman - that's such a cute idea, but I know what you mean, there's something about the 2 rings that I like better.

That is such a neat tradition your town has! What fun for the kids.