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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Lights and The Maestro

We've been out for the last two nights. Last night was shopping; the night before was for enjoying Christmas lights. We gathered up my mother and grandmother and off we set. Two and a half hours later, filled with Tim Horton's English Toffee Cappuccinos and Canadian Maple donuts, we were home again.

In our corner, I'd say that only one in ten homes has any lights on display. One can not complain about this when one has no lights on her own home. The photo above is the best of the lot.

My little grand was busy yesterday so that means that I was busy as well. Much too busy to follow him about with a camera. However, once he and his constant companion Ted E. Bear turned their attention to piano playing, I was able to capture these shots. You can see why we think he's going to be a natural even if he's not yet two. ;>

A wicked good Thursday to you all!


  1. I LOVE when the concentrate so hard and stick that tongue out..My daycare children do that when they are doing their crafts..Your grandson is just adorable. Its so cute how he is hanging onto his teddy!!

  2. I hate to admit it, but we did NOT decorate outside this year. I did put up my vintage santa flag with the woodland creatures sitting at his feet..that was it. We usually cover our bushes, and put pine and velvet bows down the railing as well. Last year the lights kept going out because we had so much ice and snow..that hubby spent hours climbing behind bushes..that and the fact electricity has gone up so much we decided not to decorate outside this year...thats ok..my neighbor across the street decorated enough for all of us...it shines in my window all night like a landing strip

  3. You gotta love the tongue action. It helps when you;re deep in concentration. Love the Teddy.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

  4. Look at the concentration on his face!!

    Our neighborhood is decorating more this year!

  5. Oh he's a cutie! I love going to look at Christmas lights...We do this every year on Christmas Eve.

  6. I love Canadian maple anything! Ted E Bear! LOL! You crack me up Vee :D. I haven't been out to see any lights other than my neighbors which are bright enough to light up the whole city :). I wonder if people are cutting back this year due to the economy...hmmm, I need to get out this weekend! A wicked day to you too!

    Christmas hugs,
    Kathi :)

  7. He is so cute! I love the stuck out tongue that shows utter concentration. We don't have lights outside either, we live so far out no one would see them and I prefer to spend chilly evenings inside by firelight rather than outside gazing at my house! I do hang green garland with bright red bows though, I like the cheery greeting when I drive up. I hope you have a great day!

  8. I love it! His hands are a blurr...a maestro for sure.

    Glad you took time for a 'lights tour'...we need to do that one of these days. Oh yes...and a stop at Tim Horton's would really hit the spot. That makes it an all-Canadian outing!

  9. I love it when little ones concentrate with their tiny tongues! =) Thank you for visiting me today and for your interest in my blog party tomorrow!= )

  10. Oh no doubt about it - he certainly is enjoying his time at the piano. :-)
    He is adorable!!

  11. Oh Vee this brought me back a few years...my youngest son had ateddy bear that he called Mr. Ted E. Bear
    thanks for the memory

  12. One of my favourite things to do in the days leading up to Christmas is to drive around to look at the lights. A stop at Tim Horton's sounds like a perfect prelude to that.

  13. What a precious little grandchild! I think most people are behind on the lights this year. just one of those years? I scaled down a bit-maybe that's what everyone is doing-just simplifying~:) Chris

  14. Oh Vee, from one worn out grammie to another .. . well done. .good job on loving on the grands and posting to boot.
    Very cute pictures of the little maestro.

  15. Vee! My daughter-in-law is in the hospital in labor so it may happen today! I'm so excited!

    Hugs, Pat


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