Dec 3, 2009

Have You Ever Seen Rudolph Get Lit?

Every year the 75904 gets all East Texan on us and has a festive and momentous occasion - one that can only happen here or maybe in Saudi Arabia - the lighting of the *Pumping Unit.

We're a proud people.


And although I make fun on this blog because, let's be honest, nobodies reading this stuff, I'm kind of proud. I mean, look at the wonder and merriment in my child's eyes. You can't put a price on that.





Though you can put a price on this: allowing some other poor sap to take care of your children in a crowd. I mean, honestly, who needs the hassle?




Even Rocco knows "there's no place like home. There's no place like home."

Or maybe he's thinking "isn't it kind of cliche to put something on a babies head and take a picture? Haven't we moved past this?"


Little does he know...we haven't.


And here it is ladies and gentlemen:



Rudolph all lit up.
Rudolph lit like a Christmas tree.
The real reason Rudolph had a red nose.


I got a million of 'em.




And since a lovely time was had by all I would like to go on record as thanking this guy.

He made lugging a diaper bag, a purse, two coats
AND A CAMERA HANGING AROUND MY NECK
totally worth it.


The (rear) End.


*Edited as of 9:06 am. Thanks to Deanna who reminded me that it was, indeed, called a Pumping Unit and not a Fuel Pump. Suppose that's what I get for writing a post after midnight while being "lit" myself on icecream cake.

9 comments:

Deanna said...

Technically, it's called a pump jack or a pumping unit rather than a fuel pump. I've been totally trying to get my company to decorate our field for Christmas....scrooges.

Stephanie said...

In my hometown in Virginia they always decorated the water tower..and the train that's been sitting there on tracks that are no longer used :) It was always fun, along with the home town parade! Btw- your girl was stylin in that outfit! Loved it!

Candice said...

It wouldn't be a Melissa blog without a crack picture at the end!

Sissy said...

The butt is something I could have lived without, but I bet it was worse live.

Wasn't he cold?

1 Mom said...

LOL Remi is really beautiful!

Leah said...

OMG! That 'rear' might be the same guy who was just in front of me at Wal-Mart and unfortunatly (for me) he dropped his wallet. I got the same view. I think Santa needs to give out a few pairs of suspenders this year ;o)

katy said...

Remi's outfit is WAY adorable...I want that hat...for my daughter, not for me, mind you!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Yea for East Texas!!!! Oh, and thanks for sharing the crack with us. Good times.

Maria said...

Only in Texas! Ha ha ha...love the Rudoplh and the "cresent" moon...