Saturday, December 08, 2012

Christmas battle droids and cheeky loglets

Other highlights of this Christmas include:

The Lego Star Wars advent calendar sent to us by Oli's mum. Rumor has it, it includes a Darth Maul figure dressed as Santa. I'm sure Jesus finds this funny. So far we've had a bunch of vehicles, a Gungan warrior (Is it Jar Jar? Not sure.) and a battle droid ("Roger! Roger!"). Still waiting for the really good stuff...

And for the fourth year running our little Caga Tions have returned to be fed and kept warm at our house. Lili played at a friend's the other day and when she got home she expressed concern that her friend's TiĆ³ had already arrived but ours were still not here. We put some plates of raisins out on both balconies that night and in the morning, they had arrived, laying shivering in the cold, windy morning air.

They've been thriving since we brought them in. They gobble up everything we give them, mostly clementine slices, raisins, dried cranberries and cookies. One day they even stole a whole apple from the fruit basket and we found it next to them with little nibbles in it. They also seem to like reading. Almost daily we find they've 'stolen' one of Josie's board books and are looking at it together. Not sure if they can read English or if they just like the pictures. Unfortunately, they don't seem interested in playing hide and seek. Lili took them into her room, came out and closed the door and counted to twenty, but when she went back in they were right where she left them. I guess Tions can't be good at everything.


Laura said...

This year we got a Lego calendar (not Star Wars, lame regular kind) for the first time. We were away on our anniversary vacation on December 1, so the boys started it without us. Nobody read the instructions, I guess, if there are even instructions. Since we do our homemade calendar as a countdown, counting backwards from 25, they assumed the Lego calendar was the same way. Santa was therefore the first to come out of the box. Unfortunately the Legos will continue to get more boring as we get closer to the big day. Oh well, I guess we'll know for next year. :)

Angela Ruiter Seeley said...

Haha. That's hilarious. Last year we had an amazing fairyland Playmobile one. It was overall incredible. Almost every day was something spectacular. I think it's going to beat this Lego Star Wars one hands down.