Monday, December 20, 2010


Well, I have looked at the Calendar. As of right now, Christmas is 4 days away. Am I panicking?

I have almost all of my shopping done, just one small trip left for a few forgotten items.

The Tree is up and decorated.

Dinner is planned, I am not cooking, so no planning needed.

Gifts are all wrapped.

No panic yet!

We even had time to go out for some fun on Saturday. I took the kids back to the Empress to see the trees again and we discovered that there were even more trees downstairs that we missed last time! Then out for Chinese Food for lunch, after that, down to Market Square for the Farmers Market. The Market was not as good as I thought it would be, but they did have a Face Painter there! She did a great job on the kids faces.

The Snow Princess

A Gingerbread House

Next off to WannaWafel for a waffle treat. They are so good! Although maybe a bit much for our tummies after a big lunch. After we rolled out of WannaWafel we went and found the hop-on hop-off horse and carriage ride. We had to squish on, but it was fun! As we got off the Carriage, one of the horses was the best entertainment of the day. Every kid thought it was amazing that the horse peed.And peed. And peed.

Then, of home for all of us. We were tired and there was a round of naps for everyone.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hectic Holidays

Ahhh, it almost feels like the holidays are over. I know this is a false sense of relaxation and at some point in the next few days I will look at the calendar.

The first half of December has been hectic. It has included quite a number of dinners and parties, as well as some live music, and a whole bunch of late nights. All of which were alot of fun.

Now it feels like the holidays are over and I can relax. Fortunately I am not going all out this year. When I finally look at that calendar, I will need to remember that, so the panic doesn't set in. I am really not ready for Christmas at all. Really.

We have had alot of fun not getting ready for Christmas.

I think her favorite tree is blue because there were no pink trees this year.

Anyone surprised that her favirite tree is purple? Nope, not me...

The kids and I went down to the Empress to see the trees that they have decorated in the lobby. They were great. I took the girls pictures in front of their favorite trees. Then we went to Bubby Rose's and the kids each had a Gingerbread Cookie, and then off home.
Our group enjoying the Truck Light Parade outside of Moxies

We have also had alot of fun watching for lights when we have been out in the car, sometimes we even take the long route to get around so that we can find the really good houses.

So with all of these festive activities behind me, I feel like the time has arrived to be thanful I have not gained any weight and I can relax and get ready to roll into the New Year. Only until I look at that calendar...