Seen: The neighbor boy in his exclusive wardrobe - shorts and a T-shirt - despite the 40 degree weather. I have never seen him wear anything else. Note Anna in the purple parka, with a mock turtleneck and sweater underneath. It really was quite chilly, especially by Texas standards.
Seen: Alyssa eating Christmas Nuggets at school. They sounded so good, I had to join her.
Seen: A couple of "elves" in the living room, wrapping up Christmas.
Heard (just before Alyssa's bus got home): "OK; now what are we going to do with all these presents?"
Seen: Presents stuffed into every corner of the master closet.
Heard: "Why this?" as Alyssa, who's eye level is different from everyone else's, points at a present hidden in the closet
Heard: "Why does the closet smell like Scotch tape?"