Sunday, December 16, 2007

Bellsnickle and Other Tales

On Friday, something very exciting happened at our house - Bellsnickle paid us a visit! Although Bellsnickle never visited me as a child, I guess I inherited him as a memeber of the Hall family. He made a brand new basket in which to leave his special treats (I hear the folks at Hobby Lobby were very helpful in his endeavor). I think he even brought us a few things from Lauri's house (thanks Bellsnickle!). Here are a few pictures of the whole set-up.

Yesterday, Nick and I had another first. We baby-sat! Most of you who read this blog know that I have traditionally not had an affinity for children, but, dare I say that in the past few months my feelings have begun to change. Don't anyone go getting excited, now. We are still not planning on starting our own family for a while, but we figured there was no harm in hanging out with some cute kids every once in a while either, just to get our toes wet.

We hung out with my boss, Ang's, precious three year old twins, Emma and Jehu. We got to play with toys, chat about Santa, play outside, and watch Nemo. We even survived naptime! Although it took every ounce of self-restraint in me to not go in and hold them when they were crying out for their Mommy! I stood by everything I've heard about parenting that told me to just wait and they'd calm down. And you know what? They did. I asked Ang to please let us come back again soon.

In somewhat less thrilling news, we lost power at our house today in the early morning, and it did not return until 7:15 p.m.! This made for an afternoon of chilly reading, followed by an early evening of candlelight. We are just glad that it's back since the low tonight should be in the twenties!

We hope everyone had a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Love the basket! Just told Jay about it - and that he needed to figure out how to find your blog so he can see it too.

I'm sure the haircut is great.


Doreen L.J. said...

I read the later post about commenting, and since I never have, I will say something here :-)

Is Bellsnickle the same Norse/Germanic character that scares children who try to stay up to see Santa Claus and fills up shoes when they set them outside their doors early in December?