Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas #1 - Apple Bottoms

My favorite thing last week was that my sister B and her husband and son were here visiting all the way from Okinawa, Japan. They stayed in town for about a week before leaving for Idaho to see their first grandbaby! My niece had a baby boy last month (Congrats!) so now I am a Great-Aunt. I mean, I was always a great aunt, but now I am a GREAT Aunt! Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Anyway, before they left, we exchanged presents with them at my parents' house. Among other things, they got each boy a cool Hawaiian shirt (from Hawaii) and a pink Hawaiian dress for V, who was asleep by the time we got to this point in the festivities.

I got this homemade snowman light-up glass block and (drum roll, please) a carpet cleaner!!! I love it! It was a total surprise to me and dwarfed the presents we got for them. She said she decided to get it after reading my blog a couple of posts back. So apparently I have a wishing blog. I think next year I will write about how V ripped up my million dollar bill and that I will have to borrow one from someone else. What would you write about?

Now to explain the title of this post: The boys were taking turns helping Auntie B pass out presents. When it was E's turn, he started talking to her about which one to hand out, then stopped mid-sentence to say, "Look, apple bottoms," then went back to what he was saying. It took us a second to figure out that he was referring to this box of mango cakes on the entertainment center that features a picture of two mangoes which together do, in fact, resemble an apple bottom, if there were such a thing. The funniest part was that he said it as though it were the most normal thing in the world. It's always interesting to get a glimpse into the mind of a five-year-old.


  1. Mom told me about the apple bottom story and I thought it was hilarious! Every time I've seen a box of those sitting around I've thought of E. We hope you had a great Christmas and you really are a GREAT aunt (in both senses of the word)!

  2. I love your hair like that. The flip gives it some sass! ;)
    The apple bottom story is sooo funny -- I can just hear E saying that!

  3. I'm sure you are a really GREAT aunt...

    If my blog wishes came true, I might have to write about trips I wished to take, and the amazing camera I needed in my new luggage....