Sunday, December 27, 2009

merry christmas to us

it was a good christmas thanks to secret santa. we love you. devyn had fun for the first time putting the ornaments up on the advent calendar my mom made me 15 years ago. she would ask about it every day.

she helped us set up and decorate the tree, but she liked it so much the pictures i/ve got are pretty much of the back of her head because she didn/t want to stop decorating and turn around long enough for me to take a picture.

and we made cookies and left them out for santa and his reindeer, along with a note that asked santa to tell frosty the snowman that devyn is his number one fan. (santa assured us in the note that back that he would let frosty know.)

(please ignore how dirty my bedroom is.)
devyn's favorite present is probably her $20 medical kit that one of my siblings or i owned when we were her age. it's a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, ear-looker-inner-thingy, thermometer, and shot (all fake and pink plastic, of course) and a little case with an x-ray to carry them all around in. she calls them her "doctor". my aunt marilyn gave her a zhu zhu pet (mr. squiggles) that devyn calls her "kitty cat". she got a couple stuffed kai lans and an olivia and some little plastic yo gabba gabba gang guys. she got a unicorn head on a stick from granny and poppop that she rides around and says "giddy-up" and a blue moxie girl guitar that plays the drums (?) when you strum it and has a whammy bar and the struts play notes. she dances around when she plays it. she got some "piggy jammas" from nana and pops that she LOVES. i don't even know what else she got. some books and some puzzles. anyway. it was a good christmas for her.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

at the zoo

we went to the zoo. it was fun. all week when we asked devyn what she wanted to see, she told me elephants, tigers, lions, and giraffes. when we actually got to the zoo there weren't any lions. and she really couldn't have cared less about the elephants, tigers, and giraffes. or the bears, rhinos, manatees, or wolves for that matter. all those animals far off in the distance that weren't doing anything but eating or lazing. she didn't particularly care for any of them. but the smaller animals, the ones behind glass instead of bars, she liked them. the penguins, the spiders and snakes and frogs and lizards, the fish. and she also liked the monkeys, who were up and playing. but her favorite (which is also her mommy's favorite and has been for years and years) were the otters. they always look like they're having so much fun, and they were no different on this visit. they swam and played and came right up to the glass and she followed them around and pointed and stood right against the glass and laughed at them when they pushed off and swam away upside-down. we were thinking about getting a pass to the zoo, but we decided she didn't like it that much. but we're thinking she might like one to the florida aquarium, since those are the animals she liked.