This is my son, Evan, and me with Little Red Riding Madeline at tonight's Christmas celebration at the Hacienda de la Belleville. Maddy's grandma, Judy Dickerson, made the riding hood, which was impressive.
Maddy was in Christmas full-impact, modified Christmas mode, which, if it could be packaged, could power a city the size of Des Moines for three weeks. Jeeeeeeze! I'm glad I'm past having little kids around and not being able to send them home. Nice to see them all, though. Tomorrow we're taking in "Invictus." Can't wait. Also can't talk anybody into seeing "Avatar."