Tuesday, November 24, 2009

They must have had dynamic personalities.

Hi.
It's Tuesday and we're on day two of the official Thanksgiving Break.
I'm already tired.
Thankful, but tired.
All the fun started last Friday when we celebrated our school's annual Living History Day.  This year, we celebrated Ancient times and dressed as the following: Romans, Greeks, Hebrews, and Egyptians.

The Greek goddess costumes were fabulous, as were the Egyptians'.  They were white or pale blue and adorned with jewels, gold, and fabulousness.

I was a Hebrew.

May I just say for the record that, after seeing myself in the mirror in a 'to-sack, head-covering, and sash made of ticking, I now, more than ever believe in the Immaculate Conception.

In costume, I made eyes at Trey and said, "Hey, Baby, what's this do for ya?"

"Not much, Sweetie.  Not much."

And, there you have it.

Sadie, on the other hand, looked precious.

Stinker.

My other children were running around like wild banchees so I didn't get shots of them.  What I did get were lots of pictures of the backs of heads.  Perfect for the individual and crafty scrapbooks I haven't made for them.

It kind of reminds me of Graham's first birthday.  I forgot to take pictures so, a month later, at a friend's birthday party, I sat that little man down in front of the pretty cake, put a party hat on him, and captured his "first birthday" forever on film.  He was none the wiser.  Um, except for now.  Secrets are not my gift but, come on, it's not always the accuracy of the picture, it's the idea represented in the picture.  Just like on Fox News.

Can I get an "Amen, Sister"?

What would be fun now, would be to actually show you that picture.  Unfortunately, those photos are forever locked inside my now broken computer.  As I wait pseudo-patiently for it to be restored to me, I am once again harkened back to the days of my Hebrew brethren wandering in the desert.

Adorned in 'to-sacks' and unfortunate head coverings.

***Edited to add...***
My good friend, and clearly more theologically astute brother in Christ posted the following comment and I just wanted to make sure you all read it...

"Melissa, the Immaculate Conception is not the same as the virgin birth of Christ. Catholics believe that Mary was conceived sexually but without original sin. That is the IC. I don't think any Protestants hold this doctrine. I won't tell Trey."

To be clear, I hold to the doctrine of the Virgin Birth but the Immaculate Conception sounded funnier.  I don't always believe in throwing doctrine out the window for the sake of comedy but, in this case, I didn't know any better. 

I'm so tortured thankful I have people like Wes in my life to point these things out. 

On my blog. 

In front of millions. 

Or twenty-seven.

7 comments:

Traci said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Becca said...

haha

I am thankful for you :-) and your wild banshee children . . . .

happy thanksgiving!

Joyce said...

Well, we learn a little with the first one...we have an hour and a half of solid video tape from my firstborns first birthday party. Fifteen people were there. The only person in the hour and a half of video tape is my one year old and sometimes a piece of my hand as I 'help' her open presents. Lots and lots and lots of presents. There are people talking all around but you see no one but the baby girl. Cute as she is it does not make for great viewing. A minute or 5 is really enough.

Happy Thanksgiving!

emily said...

Can't wait to see you guys!

My Mercy street button won't work, any pointers??

jill coen said...

Amen, sister!!

Jennifer said...

OK, Graham's first birthday pictures really made me smile today. I think I'll be doing the same thing in a few years. It's just too hard to enjoy the party AND take pictures! Why even try?

Wes said...

Melissa, the Immaculate Conception is not the same as the virgin birth of Christ. Catholics believe that Mary was conceived sexually but without original sin. That is the IC. I don't think any Protestants hold this doctrine. I won't tell Trey.