Mas started trialing the iPod touch/Proloquo2go application today! I can report he seemed intrigued...the first day we put it around his waist, a few weeks back, he wasn't exactly overly keen on the idea. Today, he was pushing buttons, checking things out, looking around, and even scrolling....wow. He seemed to be very interested in using it, which is half the battle. Now, for the parents to figure out how to disable certain things while he is using it! ;o)
15 is considering joining the Robotics team, which is exciting stuff. Sounds like she might have to dig in and use tools and stuff, which is awesome. She is still rockin' her Chemistry and doing well in her other subjects...working through the school year is providing her with some nice time management skills, as well.
We are busily preparing for the Blizzard of '09...sounds like 12-18 inches of snow are predicted, with the possibility of two feet. In one storm. It sounds like it could be the worst blizzard since 1968; the year before I was born. My mom said that was a doozy; was the first year our family moved out to Monroe, and she thought they had over 100 inches of snow that season. ARGH! Here's hoping we don't see what they are predicting. Our worst blizzard last year was 8 inches...which means this storm could easily double that...with strong winds and everyone trying to travel for Christmas, could be a nightmare for the hubby who is on call starting tomorrow.
We are working on making oyster stew and eggnog...not necessarily to be consumed at the same time! ;o) My uncle Al always used to make oyster stew for Christmas Eve, and it was awesome. My dad always made eggnog, and I remember that being awesome, as well. Here's hoping we have all the ingredients on hand so we don't have to trek to the store during the snow!
Lastly, is a pic of our tree...ahhhh...what is better than a beautifully lit Christmas tree in a nice, dark room to bring things into perspective?