I had a very great (albeit very quick) trip home. The Christmas tree decorating was a grand success. I'll post a full-tree photo soon, but wanted to highlight my little knit snowmen bunnies I gave away to family members.
This group photo is two bunnies short of all the ones I gave away in Hawaii. I was burning the proverbial midnight oil after the Honolulu Marathon to have them ready to give away (my mom invited the extended family over for dinner the evening of the marathon).
Here's a shot of the bunny I left on my parents' tree. On the bottom you can also spy a glimpse of the hideous Santa I made when I was three (c. 1983). I told my mom she didn't have to put it up, but she insisted.
Back on the home front, after my quick nip home the San Francisco tree is now heavy with presents. Mario is in awe of all the gifts and I am constantly clapping, whistling, and shouting at him to leave the presents alone. The other day he grabbed a gift by the ribbon. When I clapped at him to leave it alone he ran off dragging it behind him for about three feet (not a small feat for a little bunny)!
Here is a really quick clip of Mario and what he does when he realizes you've caught him trying to open a present up early. He's done a pretty good number on the corner of one gift already. Will get a shot up of that soon.
Mario circling the presents is never a good thing!
But then he'll settle down and looks so adorable with the tree :)