BC: This book lovingly compiled by Deborah Anne Savage for her family.
FC: Christmas | 2006
1: Our own Beau Brummel, Dylan, also known as "Mr. Fashion Junior," shows what every well-dressed 12 year old should consider this festive season. This lovely ensemble includes mom's coat, a soccer shirt, shorts, king's hat, and of course, swimming goggles. Remember, you're never fully dressed without the proper accessories. | The original Mr. Fashion, Alistair, does Dylan one better by showing how even major hand surgery can become a fashion opportunity if you know just how to "make it work." Wrapping your Ace bandage in a double Windsor can hide those annoying pins through the finger. Note: This fashion moment was brought to you by a Thanksgiving pickup flag football game mishap when Alistair grabbed someone's pants instead of their flag. | 'Tis the season to be fashionable!
3: Daniel and Dylan's Holiday Programming | Santa hosts the reindeer dance off. | Challenge! Mano a Mooseo! | The moose had some sweet moves, but the judging panel picked the reindeer. They're exhausted but triumphant. | Check out highlights from Dylan and Daniel's Holiday CD!
4: Both supermodel penguins modeled the latest seabird haute couture - rubber band, paper towel, fishy cracker, straw, spaghetti and meatball. Note shameless product placement by host Santa.
5: Cookie making! For a "science" project Dylan is making chocolate peppermint cookies with his sous-chef, Duncan!
6: Is the tree straight, Mom? Is this the Mystery Spot? | Dylan and his tri-color pig, Daisy Charlotte Ahwahnee Pinkfeet. | Aren't they both cute? Daisy tries for cute but only manages a look of serious apprehen-sion. | Tree trimming with cavies!
7: December 6th, St. Nicholas' Feast Day - one special present! | Daisy and Sally enjoy a tandem no carb treat, while Dylan goes for the high carbs. | Saint Nicholas Day
8: Ski Vacation at Lake Tahoe at Incline, Nevada, with Terri, Olav, Nikolai, and Jenni, Olav's mom, Grandma Leila, Uncle Dan, and Papa Gene. | While the big boys play the well known game of "Cheating Poker," Duncan laughs at Jenni's attempt to copy Daniel's juggling ability.
9: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | Spaghetti night! Grandma Leila, Olav's Mom, Terri, Olav, and Dan discuss the day's events. Nikolai, does his best imitation of a walrus with the deadly icicles that we knocked off the roof.
11: Skiing at Diamond Peak in Incline, Nevada, Lake Tahoe. Note fine quality ski clothes on Alistair as well as Duncan. Alistair finally treated himself to some high quality gear!
12: 'Tis the season to hold cavies, phwee, phwee, phwee, phwee, phwee ... wheek, wheek, wheek, wheek! | Dominic and Lucas, annual visitors from England, reconnect with their former pet, "Judy" the guinea pig, who became "Spock" the guinea pig after two name changes and a gender clarification. | Taking a cue from Mr. Fashion and Mr. Fashion Junior. Daniel dresses up a plain white shirt with a calico accessory.
13: Dylan and Daisy. See her pink feet? 4 of them, count them! | Daisy, a devastatingly beautiful camera subject, has the power to makes everyone more photogenic and pleasantly less plump (relatively).
15: Art and good friends!
16: Finally, Christmas Day arrives. Papa Gene and Grandma Leila arrive for brunch (sausage casserole, red cabbage with apricots and balsamic vinegar, and baked brie in phyllo with mango chutney) and to check out the presents!
17: Merry Christmas! Hope Santa got his cookies and brought the carrots back to the reindeer!
18: Totally Ripped Ab Wash! | Lots of Goofus and Gallant! | Rubik's Cube! | Bathrobe! | Cat's pajamas and Gorilla for the boys!
19: Everyone practices their fabulous party smiles to look camera ready during Christmas dinner.
20: And the winner of the most natural party smile is ... Papa Gene, who is also our own Christmas jukebox ... "You better watch out, you'd better not cry, you'd better not pout, I'm telling you why .... Santa Claus is coming to town!" "Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat. Won't you please put a penny in the old man's hat!"
21: Christmas Dinner! We had lots of good things to eat! Note: Festive giraffe in background, looking gaily on ... and watching for arrival of dessert ...
22: Choose the caption that best fits this picture: a. Augghhh! Blimey, she made us Trifle! b. Anything you can sing, I can sing louder ... c. FA LA LA LA LAAAAH! .. and a partridge in a pear tree! d. Who put the plastic penguins on our seats? e. You mean Santa isn't real? f. If we scream loud enough, can we have more whipped cream?
23: Twelfth Night! On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, my mother gave to me, one Star Trek phaser ... and a Galette des Rois from Monsieur Janvier's Fleur de Cocoa patisserie!