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22 November 2006 @ 07:52 pm
Beary Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!  
For those of you traveling or going elsewhere tomorrow, hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kind of dreading mine-- 3 hours of driving to my Sister-In-Law's house, and we're now taking my mother-in-law, which means I'll be crammed in the back of our sedan with the kids for 3 hours up and 2 hours back. :(

But on the bright side... seeing much of the family on my husbands' side will be good, AND the reason we're taking my mother-in-law was because she had pneumonia and didn't go up earlier in the week, and that she's going tomorrow means she's feeling much better.

Went to Build-a-Bear with the kids today, so they could spend their gift cards and birthday money. From August. *cough* Although I will not be able to set foot in that store until well after Christmas, so it was today or nothing. I hate the mall-- especially during Xmas shopping season.

Christopher got a penguin and a koala bear (he couldn't decide between them, and the penguin is a "Happy Feet" tie-in that won't be there forever). Lauren got yet another bear. Passed on the penguin, though she was tempted.

Some of the clothes change over time, but Christopher is apparently a real sucker for Christmas outfits. He got a Gingerbread suit for his bear last year, and this year got a Santa Suit and a Christmas-tree suit (the tree suit is hilarious). I also persuaded him to buy the pirate suit (!) and not the soccer suit, because how often do you see a pirate suit for a bear? WITH its own parrot. :0 (the parrot was the clincher)

Could not persuade Lauren to buy the Hello Kitty pajamas OR slippers, but she did buy bunny slippers and penguin jammies. I have such a ridiculous weakness for penguins.

There was also an Eskimo suit, complete with little white harp seal, that killed me. But neither of the kids was interested. :( And Lauren showed not the slightest interest in the Candy-Cane-Fairy costume.

I do not know why these things tempt me, but it's the absurd outfits that I get so hung up on. T-shirts and shorts-- meh. Cheerleader outfits-- thumbs down (Lauren got one of those). Something like a pumpkin suit, though? I'd be rooting for that one every time.... :)
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aeroport_art: rabuaeroport_art on November 23rd, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
Oh man, the fuzzy cuteness is killing me XD
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on November 24th, 2006 08:12 am (UTC)
:D I can resist "cutesy" easily, but ABSURD-cute just slays me.

There's something about, say, an Eeyore dressed up in a Tigger suit that just cracks me up. :) It's so bizarre.
Entendre? Make mine a double.: cookies and milkdeirdre_c on November 23rd, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
Yay! Build-a-Bear! Every time a loved one has a baby, I send them a B-a-B, and then every Christmas they get a new outfit. I send something like 12 outfits every year all over the place (Germany, Oz, all over the States)! Wheee! OMG and I just bought a new football-stadium-shaped bundt pan at Williams-Sonoma. We truly are separated at birth! :D

Have a great holiday, doll.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on November 24th, 2006 08:14 am (UTC)
My love for that Eskimo suit is doomed to be unrequited, I'm sure of it. ;) My son is more on that wavelength than my daughter, I think-- just based on his choices of the things he can't resist.

Hope you had a wonderful time with your family! My Thanksgiving went very well after all, and even my traffic dread was entirely unfounded. :)
When it is darkest, men see the stars.witchofthedogs on November 23rd, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
Have a wonderful day!!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on November 24th, 2006 08:15 am (UTC)
Thank you, witchy! I hope you enjoyed your holiday tremendously. :) Mine turned out well in spite of all my dreads. :0