Ah, who am I kidding. I don't have the energy to filter through an entire years worth of photos in search of 12 to put here. That and the fact that I get all emotional-sappy when thinking how fast this year has gone and how quickly my children are changing and growing. And right now I can't do tears. So consider yourself spared.
Instead- photos of Allyson's new gift.
I got up and was in line at 6am- on a Sunday- in the freezing cold- in order to get this. Everyone was sold out, like way before Thanksgiving. But a certain R Us store got in 5. As in f.i.v.e. And when they opened at 7am- they would sell them to the first fools in line. And I was one of them.
It's mindflex- you strap this horribly ridiculous thing to your head and then clip these doogies to your ears and you 'control' the ball with your mind and make it go through the maze. Sounds farfetched? Yes. But who can resist the urge to try?
Since one can't live on mindflex alone- I decided to get myself a hobby. So I held Shelley hostage one day this week until she taught me something. After about 4 hours- I had been able to whip up this:
That- in case you can't make it out- is a pot holder. A home made crocheted pot holder, made by ME! Shelley deserves a badge of honor for listening to "What did I do- Is this right- Where do I go now- What on earth" for hours on end. And although it is totally misshapen, it is all mine.
So moving on- I am making a king size blanket. Just kidding. Shelley thought I should start smaller (geesh). So- a scarf. Or a blanket for a very small person. I haven't yet decided.
Truth be told- I think Shelley offered to assist me with my new hobby just to get a chance to play Ally's new game------