Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sam's Favorite Ornaments


We received this beautiful star ornament from our friend Emmy, who brought it back from the Netherlands for us. This is it's first time hanging on our tree and Sam was really looking forward to hanging it. We love it. Danke!


Sam has always loved Nut Crackers. When I asked him why he likes them so much he said it's because you can open and close their mouths. Three years ago I took him to the dollar store for him to do his Christmas Shopping. I'm a mean mom and I made him use his own money. When we got home he was viewing his purchases on the table and telling me who was getting what. He didn't mention who was getting the Nut Cracker. So I asked and he said he bought it for himself. It has been on our tree every year since and it will go with him when he marries.

This one will also be leaving us when he does. Last year, after Christmas, I took a turn down the ornament isle of Wal-nast. Everything was 80% off. Sam was with me so I told him he could pick out one ornament. You guessed it. He chose a ginormous bead encrusted acorn. Can you believe we got that beauty for $2?

7 comments:

Amy and Arthur said...

It's almost like an optical illusion; like Sam is holding the acorn real close to the camera so it looks huge...but alas, it is HUGE.

Amy E. said...

A kid after my own heart...I totally believe in buying Christmas gifts for myself.

Jen said...

I love collecting Christmas ornaments. I'm very jealous of your star from the Neth and I'm headed to the dollar store to find a nut cracker just like Sam's. Good find Sam! I love the acorn too. If I was a squirrel, I'd live in our tree. You tree is beautiful! I think it's time to toss my Charlie Brown tree and put up something that will hold more than three ornaments this year.

Becky said...

Sam's so funny and he has great reasons for loving those particular ornaments. I especially love the giant acorn. Does it make your tree lean to one side?

The Hungry said...

Funny! Love the dollar store! Guadalajara was one of the beneficiaries of the store this year. And man - that acorn - that is really an awesome find. So... does it make your tree lean to one side? ;-p

Meesa said...

I love the acorn!! That is one of the funniest things I have seen in a while, I can't believe I didn't notice it the other day!

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