Sunday, December 9, 2007

Milk and Cookies

We got our Christmas Tree today. A beautiful fragrant Balsam. The best smelling tree of the bunch.

What we didn't realize, however, was that the scent of balsam must be very close to the sent of catnip. The kittens immediately began climbing the tree. We haven't dared put any lights or ornaments on the thing. Hopefully the novelty will wear off...but just to be safe, the kids spent the afternoon making homemade paper, completely unbreakable ornaments.

This is the week of holiday concerts and pageants. Son D's preschool has a concert on Wednesday night and Daughter D. is in the church pageant next Sunday. Much rehearsing took place today.

My favorite? Son D's rendition on "Angels we have Heard on High." He finishes each verse with:

"Glo...ooo....ooo...ooo....Oreo."

And I am overcome with an urge for a chocolate cookie. With a creamy filling.

3 comments:

Bridgett said...

Sophia's rendition at age 4: Gloo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo oo ria! In a barn and stable!

One cat always tries to climb the tree, as well. The one who looks most like a maine coon cat, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. We put a small windchime up as an ornament each year, the cat alarm. Usually works ok.

Diva Mom Vicki said...

Nooo! Great, now every time I have to sing 'Angels We Have Heard on High' during one of my caroling gigs I'm going to have an uncontrollable urge to sneak an 'oreo' in!

(When you are caroling for 4 hours in a stretch you tend to get a little silly!)

LisaS said...

I was surprised last year at how little interest our (then) kittens had in the tree itself.

The ornaments were another matter altogether. Thank goodness for plastic balls.