Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Santa is coming to town.......

"Is there anything under the tree with our name on it"?



"I'll have another, please".
The cookies.
"Daddy, mommy said to get out from under that table"!

"I promise mommy, I won't touch".


"Abbey, hold my hand".

I look like I have gas. Picture taking is so painful in our house. For all concerned!
We live vicariously through our D.I.N.K.'s friends who travel the world, dine out, on a weekly basis, and hob knob with D.C.'s super"elite". Yes, we know people who know a lot of impo-tant peeps. Access Hollywood! It's what tabloids are made of. So it's safe to assume we wouldn't miss one of the biggest holiday parties of the season. The annual cookie party hosted by our very good friends. A party that would make the inaugural ball look like a wedding at the local VFW. Fancy schmancy. Not to mention attorney's, attorney's and more attorney's. They must have heard I was bringing the "girls". Not those girls, but the twins. Tongues wagging, finger pointing and people watching. Big Fun.

Conversation fh has with me as we are parking the car.

Fh: "You know, this is not the kind of party that the girls can just run around. There are going to be a lot of people here tonight".

Me: Deer in headlights look on my face and eyes rolling says to fh. "When have we ever allowed them to run around like crazy kids"?

Fh: "I'm just saying, (rather firmly) there are going to be a lot of people here tonight.

Me: "Yeah, I get it". Shzzzz. What was he implying?--Note: hours later I would see fh across the room laughing and shucking it up with his "boys" while mommy dearest had the twinkies tied anchored to a chair so as not to disturb the big people.

We slipped into the house quieter than St. Nick himself. We hurriedly made a bee-line to the smorgasbord eager to see what the menu would offer. I had this strange feeling we had been here before. Lol. We sucked on an ocean of crab claws, licked our sticky fingers of the bourbon soaked meatballs, devoured the smoked salmon and sipped guzzled on bottle after bottle of champagne as we engaged in the latest world affairs. It couldn't have gotten much better.

We dressed the girls in their fancy girly dresses. They. Were. Adorable. No, they were stinkin' ass cuuuuute. Spinning and twirling like they had just been crowned "Miss Junior Fair Queen". Well, in Katie's case "Miss Stripper". Couldn't get her to stop showing her bewy button to everyone! I couldn't have been prouder. We knew he would be there as he is part of the celebrity fare that attends yearly. Ahh, the advantages. He came dragging in bags of his famous delicacies. Yum-Yum. K & A smacking their lips on crab and begged for more like seals at Sea World. As they yelled "cheers" to everyone and kept running back to the bar for more....They swirled their little wine glasses as it they too were enjoying the grape. They were good. No. They. Were. Perfect. And after over 600 pictures and lots of crying we finally got the purr-fect holiday photo! It is quite trying at times. Be looking for your card in the mail.



22 comments:

mommy24treasures said...

I think you look wonderful in your picture! All of you. Can't wait to get my card!
My dh sometimes makes the wierd comments too... especially airports, you would think we just lose one all the time... he gets so uptight about the whole thing. Demanding I be sure and watch them all, forgetting I do this daily without him around to shout out orders. ugh...
any way I digress, this post is about you... not me :) Sounds like a great time I am glad you took the babies. I am sure they were the life of the party.

crazylady said...

Stylin' with big wiggies..... like you never left.

You so pritteee with your twins...both sets.

Yes, when DONT our children behave in public?/??

Sophie's Mom said...

Lovely picture! I really should do a family one. How wonderful you went out to a fancy pants party. Not too many of those around here. If there are, I'm certainly not invited. You're out having all that fun, and I'm home taking care of my wounded puppy. I'll live vicariously through you. The girls look lovely in their dresses! It's nice you didn't do identical dresses.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun... and the girls were angels...
I wouldn't except anything else from them...
Love the pictures. you all look AMAZING...
Glad you had fun...
Hugs to you all..
Can't wait to see the Christmas Card....
You are the BEST...

Salome's Mom said...

I need my Christmas card Rony! Those two angels are going straight to my card wall. Wow, you guys looked fabulous. They look dreamy in those dresses. You craked me up with the deer in the headlights look. I can honestly picture you.

cougchick said...

looks like a great time. Glad you didn't show off YOUR bewy button. That might have had the FH a bit worried....

The girls are so stinkin cute!

Christy said...

The girls look so darn cute!! Love the twirling-- it is such a girl thing. You guys are just to dialed in with the elite-- love hearing about it. Glad the girls did well and great you got a picture-- I hate trying to get family pics-- totally sucks!!

Christy :)

Steffie B. said...

Fabulous girl.....you all look like a high society family....smoozing with the best of them.....hope I am getting a card! If not.....well......I'll be pissed! lol

Kathryn said...

You ALL look beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! I just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May all your dreams continue to come true. What precious little girls you have there.
Love, Kathryn

cougchick said...

tag. You're it!

redmaryjanes said...

Gorgeous girls and their parents aren't too shabby either. I'm glad you had a great time hob knobbing and I knew along the girls would just shine for the paparazzi! Who could resist their charms?

K1 said...

Your posts are so expressive. Can't help but smile.

Glad you're back.

thanks for the Christmas card. the girls are beautiful in their party dresses.

Dianne said...

Sounds like a fabulous time! Great pictures, all of them! What big smiles, and their hair is getting so long- simply adorable.

Dianne
No, not quite all ready for Christmas, but having fun getting there. How about you?

E. said...

Lovin' the pic!! So you're saying you need my address? ;)
I love to hear that your girls are so good. I specifically remember going to a fancy restaurant with my family as a kid and acting all grown up... not so much because I was dressed nice and didn't want to get messed up but more so that I didn't want to get "the look" or spoken to through gritted teeth.

Lisa said...

Fancy smancy! Beautiful pictures! Fun times!

Amy said...

Their dresses are adorable! Merry Christmas :)

The Waters said...

OMG THEY ARE GORGEOUS! JUST LIKE MOMMY AND DADDY! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR ANGELS!

MICHELE

mommy24treasures said...

got my card LOOVE it!

Nancy said...

Good thing the Paparazzi didn't hear about bewy buttons being exposed. You would have never made it out of there.

Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Kimber said...

Glad the girls were great. they look so adorable! Merry Chrsitmas!

Kim

Mom2Boober-Do said...

Glad it all went so well, belly button show-n-tell and all :O)

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

It sounds like a fun time was had by all at the holiday shindig. Love the the great family pics. You do not look flatulent at all...I swear!

Hugs,
Jonni
:)