Monday, December 11, 2006


Ok, I know I'm feeling Grinchy today but for some reason, after many many years of watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, today I just could not suspend my disbelief.

It was all fine, until Rudolph returned to Christmas Town, found out his parents and Clarice had been gone for months looking for him... then seems to know exactly where to look for them... and within no time, finds them in the clutches of the Bumble, about to be eaten.

OK, they've been gone for MONTHS but Rudolph HAPPENS to find them JUST at their moment of PERIL. And if that's not stretching it enough... Yukon Cornelius and Hermie also HAPPEN to arrive at Bumble's cave JUST at Rudolph's moment of PERIL to save everyone.

And I'm sorry, but given Bumble's SIZE differential, I think they'd STILL be afraid of him, teeth or no teeth. I'm sure he could still GUM them into little pieces should he so desire. I've seen my grandmother eat without her teeth and she still manages to put away chicken wings.

... And then there's Santa's 50 pound weight gain in 1 day. OK, I've had my pigout days, but with 3300 calories needed per pound, that's definitely impossible.

... but I do love the "Charlie in the Box"... and that they save the misfit toys... and King Moonrazer is so kindhearted and handsome...

ok, I can't do it. I can't be grinchy about Rudolph. I LOVE Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Attack of the 50 Foot Baby

Girlie is crawling like crazy, especially to get things she shouldn't have (like the camera).

She also loves to pull herself up to standing and will crawl over to us for a boost.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

NPR had a great story about music for kids (not your typical heads, shoulders, knees & toes type songs).

They played the Wee Hairy Beasties, a group of former punk rockers. They have a song about Tiny the Newt... it's a 13 second song.. and I've had this funny line stuck in my head for days:

"I got a newt named Tiny, he's Tiny 'cause he's my newt"

heh heh, my newt - minute... heh heh.

Gotta get it for Little L.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Crazy Jumperoo Kid

Lauren in her jumperoo, aka, pooperoo - as it gets things moving...