Boy, it’s hard getting back into the swing of things after a holiday break. Did you have a fun time with friends and family? We ended up going to Albuquerque (we usually do on holidays) to stay with Eric’s sister and her husband. They have a new baby so I got my baby-fix. Their children are so delightful, I’m quite envious really. Their two year old son -named Kirin, not spelled that way but it’s pronounced that way and boy I’ll bet they’re going to regret that, or he will if they don’t- is the perfect picture of little boyness, handsome too. The littlest one is a girl (Riley) and I’ve never met a more good natured, smiling, happy child. Such a sunny disposition! They’ve recently become vegetarians so I didn’t have to glumly pick through limited options. Usually the only thing I can eat are carrots and mashed potatoes (also sweet potatoes but I don’t like those). I wish I could say I had a hand in their recent conversion but it had more to do with BIL’s stratospheric cholesterol. He’s very slender but his is nearly 300! We were all quite shocked by the news, must be genetic. I’m also pleased because they’ll be easier to buy for this Christmas. Maybe I’ll send something ahead of time. He’s a classically trained German baker (he’s from Germany and did the whole apprenticeship thing) and he’s a great cook and spoils us terribly.
By the way, my sister in law is such a dear. She takes great pains to show me what she likes about her kid’s clothes and what she doesn’t. She says she’s not wild on faded out traditional pinks and watered down blues. She likes vibrant colors. Her recent favorite manufacturer is Hanna Andersson. She says the line is pricey but the stuff doesn’t shrink up and the colors don’t wash out. She likes strong vibrant colors. She showed me a particular style, a one-sie (enterito) that she really liked because the styling was a little different. It was a cross between one of those wrap over shirts but it was a full body outfit so it ended up with a sort of kimono type look (not very obvious from the photo). She liked the strong contrasting print trim.
I took this picture from in front of their neighbor’s house. I can imagine people will be slowing down if only to get a good look at this guy. The blood dripping from the fake knife and the sign is too funny.
We were only up in Albuquerque for the one day. My son had come into town (in from the Job Corps center in Roswell) for the weekend and I wanted to spend time with him. He didn’t want to go with us up north. I can relate; he was looking forward to down time and being by himself for awhile. He went back on Sunday.
So how was your holiday? Do tell. I love hearing people’s stories.