Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas Mishmash

The Oscars nomination committee may be calling the Ladd household soon. A little independent film called "The Christmas Story by SW Kids," had Brooke in a starring role.

As Baby Jesus, Brooke stayed close to the script: "The little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes." She nailed it. She made good eye contact with Mary and Joseph, too. I think they'll need to clear a space at the diaper-changing station for one of those big gold Oscar statues.

Just in case the film hasn't come to a theater near you, here's the link:

In other Christmas news, I'm always amazed at what gifts get the most mileage. Kinley's stocking gifts were a hit, especially the Frozen-themed bandages.
She also liked the $3 light-up wand from the Target entry aisles ...
... and the $3 crown from the Stafford Mercantile.
 Who knew making princess costumes out of Play-doh would be so enthralling?

Uncle Brent scored big with the Elsa doll.
Brooke wasn't talking about her favorite gifts.
But she did look pretty stylish in her K-State gear from Uncle Brent.
Brent designed wheat-stalk-adorned Fritzemeier Farms hats for Randy.
And we continued the K-State theme with Brent's limestone rock.
Today, I'm putting away Christmas decorations. I guess I've delayed the inevitable long enough.


  1. Happy New Year, Kim, and the best to you and your family in 2015!
    The joy of watching little ones open gifts ... priceless.

    Mom,Sister and I never walk by the "$1 isle" without looking in Target either. Half the fun is the adventure of finding something you might be able to use.

    I got home from my Christmas trip last night. Lots of family time and I went to meet Miles, Sister's new baby!

    1. Welcome to the world, Miles! What a fun way to start to the new year!

      Kinley helped everyone open her gifts. Someone else may protest that next year.

      Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. Happy New Year Kim!! And may 2015 be a wonderful year for you and your family.

    Our Christmas was a quiet family affair, and the first time we have stayed home for the day. Very nice. We spent the day playing with Lego (check out and you'll see how much we like out Lego!). A very memorable Christmas!

    1. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the tip. Happy New Year to you and yours, too!

  3. Looks like a Merry Christmas! Those little ones sure make it special, don't they?! Have a wonderful 2015!