12/6/09

I like smiling. Smiling's My Favorite!


Last night my family sat down to watch Elf. Actually, I sat down to watch it because Brett was getting his gear ready for drill and having to turn in early, and Sebastian decided he didn't like it before it even started. There were pleas and bribery but in the end they couldn't resist the pull of Will Ferrell.

We got to the Gimbel's dept. store scene where Buddy accuses Santa of being a fake and they start rolling around and knocking down all of the decorations and Sebastian yelled out, "Oh no! They're ruining it!" Then he burst into tears. It kind of broke my heart that he was so upset so we pushed pause and talked about it and decided we would make our own decorations and not let anyone tear them down.


So, while Brett was at drill today we cut out snowflakes and made paper chains to our hearts' content. And no one is going to ruin it for my little tender heart.

xoxo,
Rachel

23 comments:

craftyfox said...

That's so heartbreaking and cute at the same time! I'm glad you've both had fun making snowflakes and paper chains today though!

heyjenrenee said...

oh, that little sweetie!

Liz V. said...

ohhh! that is the cutest. snowflakes and paper chains are a perfect solution!

mrs.adrienneK said...

awe how cute,im happy you explained things!! i am gonna cut some snowflakes tonight,and i think i scribbled it down for one of the girls advent activities soon :)

Laurie Anne said...

Mommies always know how to make the sad go away...xx

Carol Anne said...

aww that is so sweet!

{melissa} said...

what a good mom! such a creative way to deal with the issue :)

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

OH! ::swoon:: your little tenderhearted guy! I love the way you saved the day!
Sarah M

Valeri said...

awwwwwwwww! bless his little heart! so sad, yet so sweet at the same time!

PonderandStitch said...

I just watched this last night! Another blog I follow just did a post on it, too- how funny! I love this movie. :)

Corynne Escalante said...

oh! i just absolutely love that afghan that keeps popping up in your photos. so gorgeous!

Kara said...

Oh my god, that is absolutely the cutest story I've ever heard!!! What a sweetie :)

Suzanne said...

that is quite possibly the sweetest thing ever!
i'm glad he got to make his own decorations that no one will take down :)

(p.s. the title of your post is my and my hubby's favorite line from the whole movie - we say it ALL the time, all year round :)

...mmm... said...

Recently, I tried to make some snowflakes but must have forgotten how to fold the paper as it didn't work at all. I love your pic here though and inspires me to try again. A dark taupe wall would help woners too!

killerxkim said...

i always feel like getting mad when then ruin it too!

paper chains are the best.
hugs to the little man for me!
kxo

pennycones said...

What an amazing blog! So inspiring and so much fun :)

I make these little snowflakes each year with my son.

Bye for now

tina said...

I was SO excited to see Elf on last night.
Fav quote:
"You smell like beef and cheese, you don't smell like Santa!"
Hilarious

margot said...

smiling is my favorite too!
sending a huge one to little man s!

labeck said...

oh my goodness..so sweet! thanks for sharing!

I rented Elf to watch with a guest in from out of town - who thought Elf was about a guy who was drunk all the time. (Turns out she was thinking of Bad Santa.)

To remedy her misconception, we watched Elf Saturday night and she adored it!

My favorite line remains the screaming of Will Ferrell when Santa's upcoming visit is announced and he yells, "SANTA! SANTA! I know him!!"

seakisst said...

That's so sweet! I love it! :) So glad you had fun.

JenCoen said...

How adorable!
Elf is one of my all-time favorite holiday movies!!

It was so nice to meet you this weekend! Sebastian and Ruby are absolutely precious!!

Jacque said...

That is so sweet! I love Elf! We just watched it the other night and laughed the entire way through! I feel inspired to make paper snowflakes now!! Such a cute post!

p.s. I love the pink and green granny square afghan! Cuteness!!

Michelle said...

This is precious! What a wonderful project to share.