Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Countdown!

Literally. The countdown has begun. Is this the BEST time of the year, or what?? Yeah, yeah everyone is happy. Tis the season for being thankful and spreading good cheer. You know who else is happy? Parents. Parents are happy. Parents are happy because today kicks off the "Remember, Santa is watching!" season.

My mom bought the kids an early present, "The Countdown", and the kids are ecstatic! This all started last year when we were out looking at lights, you know trying to drive until the kids were asleep, and found a house that had a countdown in their front yard. Well, for the next three weeks I can't tell you how much money I spent in gas driving across town to see the countdown for Matt. So, this year when Target came out with one, my mom jumped on the idea. The display shows days, hours, minutes, and seconds. It took Matthew literally .07 seconds to realize that it can also double as a shot clock. So, after turning it on, he spent an hour or two waiting for the seconds to tick down to zero while playing basketball.

Second, my mother-in-law gave Matt an advent calendar last year and it too represented a countdown. This morning he could not wait to open his number 1 door and see inside for his gift. Ryan was pretty excited too, but really just because he is Matt is excited. If Matt yells something out like "Oh yeah, gummies", Ryan is right behind him yelling the exact same thing.

Enjoy the pictures!

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