Wednesday, January 2, 2013
New Years End
All new years end; last year's did just a day ago. I am really not ready for that so I am just going to deny it. Our collective mood in the house this year was subdued; perhaps the boys noticed my thinly veiled melancholy. I felt oddly guilty in my sadness that some had no one to open the presents and we did.
Yesterday the Christmas stuff came down and I found these in a pile of drawings near the tree. Christmas wishes I forgot to send on? Gifts from the boys? Santa bribes? I am not sure.
Nick did this one:
It's actually our living room. We put up the letters J-O-Y on the wall above the fireplace. You know, in retrospect I just may have put that 'J' up backwards this year. Well, that's embarrassing. I really dig his fire in the fireplace, it is simple yet dynamic. We hang some sparkly ornaments above the window and we have a very fluffy tree, with six ornaments on it. And N's catchphrase is indeed "Horay."
Zack designed a fancy card for next year I guess:
He's been experimenting with a cursive sort-of font and it seems to be evading him. Overall though, I like it; the colors are nice, I like the tree iconography and the message is simple and inclusive.
I also found this from Nick:
They told him they were poinsettias but they are actually those horribly colored brown maroon mums you see every fall. It's still festive but I think he needs to go deeper into the Crayola palette and find some happier hues.
From Marci's "... things you don't expect to hear from the backseat ..." *
"Let me get my monocle!"
*a feature first introduced in the post Yesterday's Math.