Friday, December 16, 2011

Time of Year

It's that time of year. The Poop and Boogies family is doing our best to make this the "hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye". Our three boys are at that perfect age for the holiday season and Lauren is making sure this year is one that they will remember. Needless to say we have been very busy with shopping, decorating, cleaning, errands, work, school, parades and driving at night to look at the decorated houses.
Here are some of the highlights.

Lauren taught herself how to make gingerbread houses for the kids to decorate.

After the house was done, it took them about 30 seconds to ask about 100 times if they could eat it.

We went to Feeney's with a few other families to buy Christmas stuff, taunt caged farm animals and pay a visit to St. Nick and give him their wish lists.
After they turned in their lists, it took the boys about 30 seconds to add another 100 items to their lists.

Another memory Lauren wanted to create for the kids was having a day to go Tree hunting. When hunting trees it is important to dress in flashy colors so other hunters do not mistake you for a tree and accidentally cut you down.

After the 15 minute tractor ride up the hillside it took the boys about 30 seconds to pick a tree and then they said "no" to the hundreds of other ones Lauren and I suggested. We now have a very lovely yellowish tree in our house.

Again this year Lauren and I disagreed about our family Christmas card. To look at our past cards go here and here . I only make my card for my immediate family and this is this years card. It had these images on it.

The text of the card said "...let it begin with me. Merry Christmas." I then added small print saying something to the effect of how I was going to do the card in a different way but the kids would not cooperate after drinking a lot of juice.

This year's card is easy to figure out.

I am very thankful that people still stop by Poop and Boogies and read from time to time. It only takes me 30 seconds after publishing a post to check back at least a hundred times looking for comments.

I hope that whatever you celebrate this time of the year you have a happy, safe and fun celebration.


eclectic said...

Visualize whirled peas -- it makes you think green. ;)

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Bill. It makes me happy knowing you're out there somewhere.

Melinda said...

Tell the boys that I also do not understand why you would make a gingerbread house, cover it in sweets and expect small children not to eat it until Christmas time? Isn't that unnecessary cruelty to children?
It is very festive otherwise.
I love the card. I must be thick, as I don't get the sweet pea bag in the picture. You'll have to 'splain' that to me.
Did you use the 'F' word, Bill? No worries, I am immune now. My friend gave me the box set of Deadwood while I've been on bedrest. My swear word vocabulary has trebled!
My 6 week ban on fun is up on Wednesday. You were right, it has gone quickly.
Sending lots of good wishes for you all at Christmas and the New Year. X

Emily said...

Delurking to say what a cute Christmas card idea! Love reading your posts and I hope you guys have a great Christmas!

Melissa said...

Merry Christmas to my favorite internet family!

Thank you Bill for sharing so much with us and allowing us to live vicariously through your adventures in marriage and parenting.

You have a wonderful family...anonymous included!

HO HO HO...may the boys be up at 5:00 on Christmas morning!

Melinda said...

Well, it finally came to me. World Pea's. Very clever, but not easy if you are way slow, like me.

Melinda said...

or, having just notices the peas on the world...peas on earth.
Way, way slow!
I won't post any more, unless I crack some other cryptic clues.

Me said...

I actually figured this year's card out with no problem! Happy Holidays & Whirled Peas to all!

Debbeeanne said...

I do enjoy your blog very much, even though I mostly just lurk! Got the Christmas Card this year quickly. Very cute. My favorite story is still about the vaccuum cleaner.

Michelle said...

Gingerbread houses - one more reason that Lauren is a far craftier mom than me. I love the card. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas under your yellowish tree. Ours hasn't been purchased, put up or decorated yet. There's still time, right?

Anonymous said...

Peas ON Earth

And Also with you.

Anonymous said...

and Joy Behar

Meegs said...

Cute card! I think this is the first year I got it right away!

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

for a different kind of girl said...

Peas on earth to you and your family. I'm totally stealing that idea next year, btw.

Paula said...

Merry Christmas to the Meakim family.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for the hap hap happiest Christmas ever to you, Lauren and your boys!! Please keep wrting. Your blog is a great source of smiles. The Beeds

Anonymous said...

Last Pic:
We three peas of Orient are, bearing gifts we travel so far.


Sharkey said...

Merry Christmas, Bill & family!