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It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

I love this time of year…I get to play with my favorite toys! Ryan loves my toys, too. Before unschooling, I never would have let him play with these. Now I enjoy seeing him delight in playing with them, too. This picture perfectly describes my situation at home. Sometimes, I’m Hermey…sometimes I’m the Bumble… :)

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Rinnyboo - November 27, 2007 - 2:52 am

I love your pics! Buck had to school me on who was Bumble and who was Hermey though….shows my age I guess;)

whimsigal - November 27, 2007 - 2:56 am

Marin! I can’t believe you didn’t know that! girl, you’d better tune into to CBS and watch the Rudolph special this year!

Shows your age…HA! you’re funny…vewy, vewy funny….

Alison - November 27, 2007 - 4:20 am

I love your toys!! I have never seen them before…where did you get them? Those are my favorite Christmas shows…

whimsigal - November 27, 2007 - 5:05 am

Alison, they’re my favorite shows, too! Most of them were purchased at Target about 5 years ago, but you can find them on ebay. I don’t know of any stores carrying them which makes me sad because there were so many that I wasn’t able to afford to buy at the time!

Check out ebay, looking up Rudolph and Friends. The name of the company that made them is Praying Mantis I think.

Good luck! Come back and let me know if you get any!

whimsigal - November 27, 2007 - 5:11 am

make that Playing Mantis and Memory Lane

Madeline - November 27, 2007 - 1:18 pm

These are fantastic! We unintentionally ended up with a santa collection (gift from a friend, one that was my mom’s..) kept giving me santas. I would so prefer these guys! Have fun playing.

whimsigal - November 27, 2007 - 2:35 pm

Ooooh! I love Santas, too! We have one that my MIL gave us and he kind of looks evil, but I like him anyway. Rudolph, Santas, and Gingerbread people are my favorite holiday decorations.

If there were a way to make my house look like a Gingerbread House, I would SO do it!

Stephanie - November 27, 2007 - 6:15 pm

Mmmm, Bumble’s disposition when he had his wretched toothache – that would be me on some days!
But sometimes I’m Clarice, too.
Still waiting for the pics to load….

Sheri - November 28, 2007 - 1:53 am

I love Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer! I have such fond childhood (and lets face it) grown up memories watching it!

whimsigal - November 28, 2007 - 1:58 am

Steph, I can totally see you as Clarice! :)

Sheri, I still enjoy it so much, too. The Heatmiser is another one I love! Oh how I wish I had a Heatmiser toy!

piscesgrrl - November 30, 2007 - 8:56 pm

I don’t like decorations much around here, but I might make an exception for these! I LOVE those old kids’ specials. My sister and I still make the little licking sound like YUUU-Kon Cornelius and then say, “Nuthin.” :)

Fun with pictures

I swear. This camera is going to make me crazy! I see so many photos that I love and want to be able to achieve the same looks but for some reason, success eludes me. I’m not unhappy with my photos necessarily, but I just can’t figure out how to make them look more colorful, […]

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carri - November 14, 2007 - 12:57 pm

Oh Evie, those photos are beautiful! I couldn’t imagine a better photo of those gorgeous boys.

whimsigal - November 14, 2007 - 2:54 pm

Thanks, Carri! I had to tweak them a little to get the color the way I wanted it in Photoshop and I think that’s my frustration. I see folks, like the Pioneer Woman, who take really beautiful vivid photos, and I don’t know what their pics look like before they tweak them. Now matter what I’ve done I can’t get them as colorful as hers!!

That said, I love these pics of my boys, too. They really hate posing for me. :) I have to take what I can get!

Things have been going well here

It’s been a few days since I posted anything so I felt a need to get on here and talk about what we’ve been doing. Sean has been working crazy, late hours, even over the weekend so it has felt like a super weird, super long week. The boys and I watched Meet The Robinsons […]

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Mama Podkayne - November 13, 2007 - 12:04 am

Oh how I love hot chai tea. Yummmm…..

whimsigal - November 13, 2007 - 1:42 am

I love the Chai Latte from Starbucks but that’s too much for the old wallet so now I make a cup of my own at home! Those spices are to die for!

Rinnyboo - November 13, 2007 - 4:24 am

Awwww…it makes me want to give Iain a hug. What a sweet thing to say! Isn’t it interesting to hear that our kids think about us as people and not just as parents?

whimsigal - November 13, 2007 - 11:32 pm


It is nice. It made me feel so loved in that moment!