Its that time again! Time to send out Christmas cards from our family to yours. (If you're sending one to us, don't forget we moved!) This year, thanks to a friend, I'll be getting my photo cards for free from Shutterfly. They are giving free cards to bloggers. Yay!!
We recently had our family pictures taken by our friend Justin and I can't wait to get them back. I've gone back and forth on which approach to take to the Christmas card this year. My absolute favorite Christmas cards to receive are those of screaming children in Santa's lap. They are hilarious!! I know it sounds cruel, but how great is it when you open an envelope thinking you're about to see a sweet, well-groomed, perfectly placed family and instead you see a hysterical toddler trying to get out of Santa's lap as fast as he can. A few years ago, we got one of my nephew Luke and it was perfect. I kept it on the fridge all year. I think I've decided to go with a family photo card this year (maybe this one). However, I still stroll Ruby past Santa at the mall and tell her he's scary. We'll see if it works in a few days when we go see him.
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Yesterday Ruby took a 4 hour nap so today we decided she didn't need one. So we took her to ride the Macy's Pink Pig. Yay! Its an Atlanta tradition that I've done every year for the past 28 Christmases so we couldn't let her miss out. Unfortunately it's not half as cool as it used to be. In fact, its corny and a rip-off. But that doesn't stop us. Mom didn't get a ticket to ride so that she could take pictures but they made her stand behind the wall because as the guy working said, "its dangerous". Must have been lots of casualties last year due to out of control pink pigs. So the pics aren't great, but Ruby loved it and we can mark it off the list of must-do activities until next year.
When we got home Ruby found a new favorite toy-a box. Yes, she has a ton of expensive and educational toys, but the box out-ranked them this evening.
After her bath she came back for more time in the box and to play with Piper. Yes, those are boys pajamas. And yes, I knew that when I bought them. But I couldn't resist the reindeer feet. They made me think of my sister who wore footie pjs until she was 13. Ok, maybe 12. And at least if the next Mobbs is a boy, he already has Christmas pjs.
On a developmental milestone sidenote, Ruby can now say Da-Da and Uh-oh. And I'm trying not to be offended that Uh-oh came before Ma-Ma.
A few weeks ago, Ruby and I went to Pennsylvania with my parents to visit my dad's Uncle and extended family. They live in the middle of Amish country and it was beautiful!! I've never seen so much green land in all my life. We don't get to see my dad's family much and many of them Ruby and I met for the first time. Besides seeing the family, the reason we went was to take part in the annual Cardina Clambake. There was tons of food, family and football. (And my Falcons defeated their Browns!!!)