samil was a little afraid of cleo at first... i mean, she is h.u.g.e. but now he's obsessed with her. he gives her his food, tries to ride her and every once in awhile will find her muzzle and try to put it on her. the dog is good with him, too, so we're lucky. it could be disastrous if she hated the baby and he loved her...
samil got a christmas suit this year for christmas eve at church and he wore it to the family on christmas day. i think it'll be nixed once he gets big enough to actually play with the other kids but it was pretty damn cute this year.
samil loves to read. but he doesn't really like to be read to. he'll open the book and read out loud and point to the pictures, but if you're reading to him, you might get a page or two at best before he shimmies away. here he is learning about santa - who he of course hated in person.
it hasn't snowed a day since we've been here. in fact, apart from days 1-3 where i was deathly ill with some fatal flu and grossness and it was like 0 degrees outside (correlation there?) it's been in the 50s. but since we have no need for fancy snowboots in santiago, he's been wearing them almost every day.
we're headed home on tuesday. well, technically we'll be home wednesday morning - it's one of those nasty jetblue redeyes that are actually nice because i think he'll sleep the whole way and because they're cheap and jetblue staff tends to be nicer and more relaxed than say, american. we got everything we could possibly want for christmas - i got a new camera (though these pictures are from my mom's camera), a lot of new clothes, some books, and the steam iron i've been coveting for awhile now. samil got... everything.
now i just have to figure out how to get a toystore into my suitcase. they dont' weigh much, but plastic doesn't smush well and so it's a space thing. we'll see what happens.
i've got a ton of things to blog about, but i just dont' have it in me to do now. perhaps when i get back to santiago...