Dec 24, 2008

My mom loves this picture.
Whenever she looks at it she laughs and calls me Benjamin Button.
She says it's because I look like a grumpy, 80 year old man. It's because she put me in a stinkin' button down shirt and a sweater.
If I'm dressed like an 80 year old, I'm gonna act like an 80 year old.

I'm honestly not normally as grumpy as I look in this picture.
To be honest I was in a pretty good mood.
But they snapped the picture moments before I pooped on Santa.
So had they taken this picture only 3 seconds later
you probably would have seen me smiling from ear to ear.

My sister is smiling. She's always smiling, though.
Usually it's because she's torturing me in some perverse way.
But in this case it was because she had just told Santa, "This is my brother Rocco, don't talk to him. And please bring me some toys and candy. Lots of candy because I teetee in the potty."

Of course she also may have been smiling because my mom was standing in the background waving a big, huge spanking spoon in the air like an idiot.

All that to say, my mom loves this picture.
She always looks at it and cries.
She says it makes her grateful to God for His goodness to us.
Especially to her.
Whenever she says that she seems to look at me for a long time; then she smiles and then she hugs me. I love it when she does that.

She says we are going to have a very Merry Christmas...
and she hopes you all do as well.
So do I.

And I'm not just saying that because she is
waving a big, huge spanking spoon in the air like an idiot.

Merry Christmas everyone.


Givinya De Elba said...

Merry Christmas Rocco, to you and your lovely family!

Robin said...

Merry Christmas!

Melissa said...

Rocco, in your deepest, grumpiest 80 year old man voice tell mama to put that spanking spoon up for Christmas.

Love you, Rocco, Remi, Melissa, and AG!!!

P.S. Mel, we should compare spoons....:) Mine's made of bamboo from Pampered Chef.

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

Absolutely precious, those kids are!

Have a blessed holiday!

Sheri said...

What a great picture! I love it!

If you get a chance, check out Straight No Chaser on YouTube. They have a fantastic version of the 12 Days of Christmas I think you'll love. Or, I put a link to it on my blog today!

Merry, Happy, Christmas!

Lacey in the Sky said...

Merry Christmas Melissa, AG, Remi & Rocco! I hope it's lovely!

Rhonda said...

Love it!!

Merry Christmas!!

Carrie said...

AAAGH- I'm going to collapse from all the CUTENESS! WHAT an adorable face!!! :) Such cute kids! And oh, yes, of course I'm crying, because we are SOOO blessed, aren't we? Thanks for sharing! :)

Paige said...

Merry Christmas to all of you! Keep me smilin in 09!

Blissful Nikki said...

Awww Rocco, I think you look adorable! :) God Bless you and your entire family on this Christmas!! :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Merry Christmas to you all!

Susie Harris said...

I adore your blog and I must add that you have two of the cutest babies ever~