Monday, December 31, 2007

Rhett's New Favorite Video

What could you possibly say about this video? Is it supposed to be funny? Watch it until the end...it gets even funnier.


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Day in Pictures

Here it is...Christmas Eve.
Rhett loves his bongo drum from Santa! Once again Santa gets all the credit!
Snow on Christmas? They said there was a 1% chance...SNOW!
Dan and Billy had a nice Christmas rest. What did I do during Rhett's nap? I worked on Rhett's birthday present!
We took Mimi out of the rehab center for Christmas. She did great, but wasn't very comfortable with the traveling part. I also thought I would include a picture of my brother, the drummer of Order of the Gash.
I love this garage by Vilac from my mom! No lead, no electronic sounds, no plastic, and lots of imagination!
I think I like Rhett's toys more than him! Well, I did pick them out after all! Look at how cute this pirate ship is by Plan Toys from Mimi and Grandad...
Adoption update...we are still waiting to hear from our social worker about the homestudy. Our Dossier is really organized though...we hope to be officially on the waiting list by the end of January!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Rhett's Audition for Order of the Gash

Rhett's Uncle Aris is in a metal band called Order of the Gash. They are currently holding auditions for a lead vocalist. Rhett decided to try out, and here is a video of his audition.



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Friday, December 21, 2007

Stalker vs. Groupie




So, we enjoy our every-once-in-a-while Thursday music at Kennedy School and we wanted to dance last night. Dan looked online and found out that there was no music at Kennedy School, but there was at The Chapel Pub. Guess who...Jenny Conlee! She played classic rock songs on their antique organ last night. We obviously had to go. We were by far her biggest fans there. Rhett was asking about the "la-de-da-de-da" guys though...refer to "Sixteen Military Wives." In case you were wondering...she remembered me and we chatted. Included are a couple of pictures from the Summer Decemberists concert.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Corners of Christmas Decorations

Christmas is really coming fast this year. I'm mostly ready...Here is Rhett's nativity scene. He loves his baby Jesus and he often asks about "man" Jesus.
These are my favorite Christmas decorations in my favorite corner of the house...my craft corner. Notice the new window?
Yummy Christmas cookies. Chocolate mint patties...thanks Martha.
Rhett helped make the cookies. I have to say, cooking with Rhett is my favorite thing to do with him. He asks a lot of questions and we talk and have a really special time. He helps me make dinner most nights too. Mickey Mouse has been a permanent fixture with Rhett these days. Last week it was Osmond the Owl. I love to watch him with his special thing. He hugs it and loves it and says, "I love you." He is such a loving gentle boy.
Rhett calls this his "tree trunk" fort. Notice Mickey? Mickey's mom and dad are there too.
P.S. No, we didn't get a huge TV for Christmas...I found this box on the side of the road and I figured we could use a huge box for something.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mall Sighting


As most of you know we are BIG Decemberists fans at the Lapour house. Rhett will often ask to hear The Decemberists in the car or ask to watch the Burn to Shine video with a performance of "The Mariner's Revenge Song." Rhett's first "real" concert was The Decemberists. Well, during a rather boring trip to the play area at Washington Square I saw Jenny Conlee, the keyboard and accordion player for The Decemberists. Worried that this may be another mistaken Elliot Smith (before his death) sighting, I called Dan to help me find out if it was her. He couldn't or wouldn't humor me. We left the play area a little later, sad that I may never find out if it was her, when we saw her in the mall and she struck up a conversation with me. I told her I recognized her and she said she recognized me...probably just trying to be nice. She said she was a musician and I finally got the answer! She was really nice and we talked for a little bit.
Wow, I am a little embarrassed by this post now. She is just a person after all...but a really cool person!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Oh, Christmas Tree!

Already December 10th! This is the advent calender I made last year. Rhett loves getting his "minted chocolate" and moving the snowflake.
Rhett decorated this tree all by himself. He was very proud...
We got our tree yesterday and decorated it! This is the best picture I got of Rhett by the tree! That kid doesn't sit still for a picture. I had to bribe him with a cookie to stand still for the family photo by the tree.
Yes, it was snowing! What a perfect winter day to cut down a tree. We went to Hart Tree Farm where they were donating trees to the members and family of "Breast Friends". My mom is a member of the board. They had a bonfire and cookies after. December has felt like a blur so far! I have been busy with many banner orders, which is so great, but today I actually had to turn a customer away, because I couldn't get her banners done before Christmas.