We went out and got Andrews gifts today, checkmark for us. It was a fairly pleasant experience. Our house has been decorated for some time now as Andrew and Traci have been doing all manner of things to Christmasfy the place. They decorated a gingerbread house and it turned out awesome. There is a lot of stuff on this bad boy…
We have always had a Christmas tree train, but they have always been plastic $10 battery operated jobbies that pretty much only lasted a season or two. 3 years ago we purchased a Lego holiday train. I didn’t really know what to expect when we received it, but it turned out amazing. This is a real 9v train set, that you get to build every year. It is already a really fun tradition for me, and probably next year it will be Andrews tradition as well. He is pretty much a wrecking ball when it comes to toys and anything moving, but he just watches this train go round and round. He actually lays still and watches it for 10-20 minutes at a time. He doesn’t sit still for 10-20 seconds normally… Check out the people inside enjoying the ride… I LOVE TRAINS!!!
Also, if any of you were worried if Andrew was going to be a good Dad to his stuffie from the game last night, I can assure you he is in good hands… (ps. when Andrew is done with this one, we WILL donate it to another kid, we promise)
One more note. the other day, Traci went outside and has the S*** scared out of her by this big rotty. She turned out really playful and friendly, but the young pups owners were no where to be found. We called the city as she was wearing tags, and just put her in the backyard. It was a bit chilly out so she ended up at our door scratching and barking, generally causing chaos with the donkeys and Andrew alike. Andrew would peek out the door and see the big dog there, Yell *ACK* and run into the living room… the pugs on the other hand were beside themselves. I got a knock on the front door, and thinking that it was the city, I was surprised to see a younger lady there with the rotty. Penny was the puppy's name and this was the owner. She asks “did you know my dog was in your backyard?” yep, I did. Apparently she chased a rabbit. Oh well, I called off the city and chalked it up to a happy ending.