December 2, 2008
Just in case you're wondering how our leaves are coming along. We sealed a few as is so they remain the concrete color but with a sheen. Today we tried out some acrylic paints on the others and made some colorful leaves. We'll seal them for protection and sheen after they dry, but here they are at this stage.
And of course the sniffing dog photo. There's always a blob of black hair in everything we do. Take note in case you ever decide to get a Bernese Mountain Dog. Just trust me on that. Great dogs, great amount of hair.
I've been wrapping each of the kids' gifts on the basement rug when I get them and Ruby is always down there playing with the kids so every piece of tape, every highly static sheet of wrapping paper has black hair all over it. I started out making sure each package was hair-free, then I thought like they're ever gonna notice! And if they do, well, Rudolf's cousin...Blacky the Long-haired Reindeer is responsible.
Non-family members will get the hair-free Christmas gifts.