Happy {almost} Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


In honor of picking up Twinner from the airport at 5am tomorrow I thought I'd post some of my favorite Christmas photos (ages 1, 2, 3, & 4). Ten points if you can spot A) two Winnie the Pooh's B) a Woobie cape and C) the creative way my parents used to tell us apart.

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14 comments:

Megan said...

Is that an "s" I see on Sarah's overalls?? Too cute!

Katie said...

I'll have to remember that initial trick if my daughter's wish ever comes true and we have twin girls (because, to a five year old without any sisters, there is no cooler thing than the thought of TWO BABY GIRLS). :)

Don Dinnerville said...

Even easier than embroidering letters into clothing, they would just set the two of you next to or in front of a Christmas tree and see which one of you wanted to eat it. Genius!

courtney7880 said...

I think I noticed that one girls hair was always a little longer than the others....am I right???

Han said...

On the dungarees picture you can see the woobie on Twinners knee! So cute!

Ames said...

i spy two winnie the poohs on two little twinners overalls

Jonathan & Ashley Slater said...

for pete's sake what is a woobie? I SO missed the boat on this one so every now and again I am just frustrated reading about woobies and capes and the combination of the two! hah

AND,
did the way they tell you apart have something to do with your hairstyles?

Jonathan & Ashley Slater said...

nevermind, I think they stitched letters into your clothing? haha

Today's Letters said...

Correct Answers:
1. Two Winnie's on our Jammers

2. Woobie cape featured in top left photo. I never left home without it!

3. The "S" stitched onto Sarah's overalls in the middle picture. They also used to try and put me on the left in photos since "E" was closer to "L" and "S" was closer to "R" for right. And I think when we were wee little babes my parents used nail polish on one of our toes to help tell us apart.

*Woobie Cape (wuh-bee) n. ... a blanket from your childhood that offers security, warmth, and sparks creativity. (See Linus of The Peanuts or the movie, Mr. Mom). Transitional objects like woobies are typically ditched between the ages of 6-7. however, some still use them for fort building, making capes, and lassoing sea turtles well into their adult life. They are magical.

Kim said...

My son's woobie had a name: "Annie" (he couldn't say blankie, so it came out Annie.) It was a sad day for me when he abandoned her. Yes, her. It was always referred to as she, her, etc and we called it his first girlfriend. I still have Annie under my bed in a storage container of memories. Maybe someday he'll want her back so she can share in forts and capes.

Kelsey said...

I love this post! Im a Twinner too and theres just nothing greater than some of our shared christmas memories, and equally great shared christmas photos. Pretty sure my own twinner and I have some matching overalls too, unfortunatly we missed the woobie cap boat and normally just had plain ole woobies. We though didnt have as much fun as you too messing with our parents but making them tell us apart, as were fraternal and look nothing alike.

Rebecca said...

This is too fun; love the pictures! The question about woobie capes has me thinking...you should totally add a dictionary section for all your fun words & ideas like biscuit and jammers and tim tam slams :)

Merry merry Christmas!!

Today's Letters said...

rebecca, someone else suggested that a few months ago! i didn't realize our language was so obscure. you guys might just be onto something here ...

Bethany said...

My boyfriend grew up as a missionary kid in Papua New Guniea... he grew up doing Tim Tam Slams (since the cookies are from nearby Australia). He had so much fun introducing them to us all in the USA over a year ago. We're so excited they sell Tim Tams at Target now! : )

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