I was so excited this morning that
This year, my Christmas shopping is almost done (online... which I never imagined would be as fun as going to actual stores... until I had a one-year-old an the thought of Christmas shopping with her in tow made me shudder), so I will fill my Christmas season baking, card-sending, and wrapping. Amongst other things like visiting NYC, picking out a tree, and attending holiday festivities.
My type-A personality loves making lists around the holiday season, and as a heads up to my loyal readers, blog posting will probably make the list, though might be considerably lower than, say, watching Elf or eating cookie dough. SO.... hang in there, posts might be few and far between, but you're probably busy with your own lists anyway...
We've already been busy the past week or so...
We went to NH because after all the busy-ness before the holidays, I needed a little break.
Then, this week, Bob has been home hanging with us and having Mommy-fantasy-camp. (Which is actually nothing like my normal days, especially since MiniM.E. has been napping like a champ- she might be a little under the weather too- and we've just been doing fun things and skipping the not so fun things like laundry and grocery shopping.)
|There's the occasional melt-down that comes from changing up our schedule|
|petting the kitties|
|watching the squirrels|
|looking out the window|
|playing with toys|
|going for wagon rides|
|climbing at the park|
|sliding at the park|
|just being cute (actually, refusing a jacket)|
|stroller walks at the Spa Park|
|carrying monkeys around|
|and playing precariously on benches|
And yesterday we went to our friends' house for Thanksgiving dinner. It was nice that even if we weren't celebrating with our actual family, we had our "second family" to spend the holiday with.
|bringing our mess of toys to another house|
|examining the wine cork after smelling it|
|...after dinner, MiniM.E. was pretty much done...|
|and almost fell asleep on the floor|
This weekend we're kicking off Christmas with our 2nd annual trip to NYC. And I thought going to New York with a two-month old was challenging... this is a whole new ball game!
I'm just hoping she doesn't cry so much this year that Santa refuses to hold her...