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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Decor, Part I

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cam.  Maggie and I worked really hard helping Mom deck the halls here at Ao4 Headquarters, getting it all set for Christmas!  We thought we'd start showing you some of the festive things!

Dad helped Mom carry a bunch of storage boxes down from the upstairs. We thought we should help, too.

"Watch your step!"
"No, it's no trouble.  We'll come up and help."

We may have run up and down the steps a few times.  Just to help.

After everything was brought down to the main level, Maggie helped go through some of the ornament boxes.

"Uh oh."

Maggie has a thing for Sock Monkey.  Unfortunately for her, Mom has just the deterrent:

"Look!  It's the Maggie Motion Monitor!"
"Not the ol' triple M!"

You can read up on the MMM at this link.  But to sum up, as the saying goes, "Every time a bell rings, a Siberian is too close to the Christmas tree!"

"Don't worry, Mom.  I'll keep an eye on her.  I mean, she's FOUR now!"
"How come Sock Monkey is so high up on the tree?"

Mom also got out our wood resin Saint Nicolas and Santa statues.  Our grandmother painted them many years ago!

"I like these!"
"I always thought St. Nick and Santa were much bigger than this."

Mom put them up on a shelf in the breakfast room eventually, but wanted us to pose with them first.  She asked us to do a "down"; Maggie was getting bored, but I obliged:

"How's this, Mom?"
"Perfect, Cam!  Wait.  Where is Magg--"
"RATS!  Next time, Sock Monkey!  Next time!"

Hmm.  Maybe it's a good thing Mom put the triple M on the tree after all!



  1. That bell is helping you to stay on Santa's nice list, Maggie! It's a good thing☺ Your home is looking so pretty and festive!

  2. Sock Monkey! We remember that you had thing for him Maggie! You could come over and play with our sock monkey toy anytime! Your mom is very smart with her MMM (and it made our mom laugh too).

    Kiki and Nala

  3. Mom vs. Maggie: The Prize is Sock Monkey. The struggle is real...

  4. You're sure getting into the Christmas spirit. Sorry about the Triple M security system Mags.

  5. Fun times are ahead for sure! Can't wait to see Sock Monkey again! DakotasDen

  6. You girls did a beautiful job helping your mom and "serenading" her with the bell BOL!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. What a funny ending!!!! Good job, Cam, with the pose. And good job, Maggie, on keeping us all laughing!

  8. I like that every time a bell goes off a Siberian is too close to the Christmas Tree

  9. Oh my! I don't believes your Moms would put such security measures in place!!!!! AND, gives my Ma ideas! not right I tell ya! not right at all!
    (hey, if you find a way around that blasted bell, lets me know....)
    Ruby ♥