Kristin's Kaleidoscope Blog

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Merry Christmas to All! December 24, 2008

Filed under: My son Elvis — kristinskaleidoscope @ 5:43 pm

merry_christmas_mangor_pictureMy son woke up this morning and told me that “Santa comes tonight”.  This year my son is 2 1/2 and knows a lot more about what is going on then the years in the past.  He knows how to open presents and knows that they are usually toys.  I am trying to start traditions with him and also to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.  For his first Christmas we got him a Little People Nativity and have added a part every year. 

Fisher Price Little People

Fisher Price Little People

I wanted him to have a Nativity he could touch and play with since I remember playing with ours even though we broke pieces of it now and then.  On Christmas Eve we set all the Little People up and he plays with them as we read him the story of the first Christmas out of the Bible.  He has already asked many more questions about his Nativity so I think he will enjoy the story tonight.


100 Questions December 12, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — kristinskaleidoscope @ 11:19 pm

I found this on The Adams Family blog.

RULES: There are 100 statements and you bold the ones you have done. Grab it and play for yourself!!

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower.

6. Given more than you can afford to charity.

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain.

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept in an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitchhiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill.

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse (solar)

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten cavier.

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone (does my nose count?)

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chicken pox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a lawsuit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in one day


Update December 11, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — kristinskaleidoscope @ 9:26 pm


Today was our Christmas party at work.  It was a lot of fun, we went to a local pizza parlor for lunch and did an ornament exchange.  I got an adorable mouse on a candy cane.   The ornaments are called “Kitty’s Critters” and this might have started a new collection for me.  I found the website here,, and have fell in love with all of them.  The picture above is the piggy ornament called “Gettyup”  which I might get next.  I love animals so it was a very good ornament to give me.

I know I have not written in awhile but have been busy.  My son and I put up a tree with only lights on it and we have been making ornaments for the tree a little at a time.  Since he is only two and still likes to put so much in his mouth I am trying to make the ornaments more toddler friendly where if he did put them in his mouth they would not harm him.  We started out with the cinnamon applesauce ornaments and have made many more from there.  As much as I enjoy the traditional tree with all the trimming I am having fun decorating this one together.