Sadly, we started to put Christmas away last week--taking down the lights, dismantling the tree, repackaging the trinkets, stockings, and ornaments, and saying "good-bye" to the pumpkins. The Smith tradition is to turn the Halloween pumpkin into a California snowman with a little white spray paint, a few googly eyes, a Santa hat and some great eyebrows. It has been a big hit with Andrew. Jacob might appreciate it next year . . . but the jury is still out this year for him.