Around here, we've been fully into the Christmas spirit. I swear with a 4 year old and a 2 year old, there is no other option but full-throttle.
Here's our December (so far) run down.
Started off the season with Miss A's much anticipated dance recital.
That night we hit up the ward party. It was beautiful! (who knew an LDS cultural hall could be?) And the main event for our family was the big guy who made his appearance at the very end. Miss A was really, really nervous. Bug took her to say hello at our local pharmacy, Jolley's, and she was not interested. She said she'd "tell him what I want next year." But after a lot of prep work and coaxing, she said, "Mom, I'm ready. Let's go do this" and marched up on the stage to put her order into Santa. Which for the record this year is a unicorn pillow pet.
Also, the house has put up a good effort to make us all feel a little more cheery. I swear we kill at least 30 minutes every day with all the advents and countdowns. Love it.
|Apologies for the horrible picture.|
Also in the stockings my kids are going to find these. (You may have seen the squirrel made from a glove floating around pintrest ) Here we have a raccoon and a fox. I finally caved and made something homemade this year after wholeheartedly swearing it off. These 2 only took an afternoon, and everything else on the to-do list was under control.
And we are obsessing over the new baby on the way. Can't wait for Christmas morning to officially talk it over in detail with the kids.
|which one will it be!?!|
Our Christmas present from Bug's parents was to go see "Annie" the play, and so we took our Ms. A on a date night while Mr. B had his own fun with Grandma Hammond. Ms. A didn't know how to act with so much attention. We talked about polite behaviors on a date, asked each other how our days were, and enjoyed a great time at the theater.
We've also been back to Christmas Street, and it's redeemed itself somewhat in our eyes, though not entirely forcing us to scout out "good Frosty's" within a 7 mile radius.
And that's about it. We've partied, sang out to rockin' Christmas tunes, ate seasonal delicacy's, reserved our Christmas Eve movie tickets, have plans to go see the lights at Temple Square, and get our exercise delivering the 12 days each night.
And our fingers remain crossed for that pillow pet to arrive...