I love to have a full plate of things to do, especially around the holidays, and this weekend was no different.
We have a local craft store that has ornament making the first weekend of December each year, and I can’t rave enough about how cute the ornaments are, plus that they actually keep. This year’s options didn’t seem as well thought out as in year’s past, but the results were still super-cute. More importantly, the kids really look forward to going there to make them, and love every second of it. Added bonus: we saw a friend there that we have not been able to get together with in months!
We did end up bumping the ornament-making to Sunday, because we went to our town’s tree-lighting and to dinner at a friend’s house after. The weather could not have been better, and there were a ton of people there to follow good ol’ St. Nick in his horse-drawn carriage to the site of the tree. Then to the new park building for cocoa, donuts (which were gone by the time my two-year-old got up there, which was disastrous to him, especially since there was no nap that afternoon. Which made it disastrous for all of us), Santa (which we skipped because we are seeing him next week, and sometimes there is too much of a good thing, if you know what I mean), and, perhaps best of all, model trains. I seriously think my son could have watched them for hours.
Fast-forward to Sunday for Church, ornaments, football, dancing, and buying paint (“maybe Home Depot if we have time…”), not to mention a trip to buy a present for the giving tree…whoopsie-daisy on that one. I forgot they were supposed to be in today, so in the morning, guess what i’m dropping off?