It feels like we’ve been trying to squeeze in as much Christmas as we can in the last week. I wish I would have been picking up my camera more often. It is not very appealing these days because it just gets dark so early. There is no light. I do have a few snapshots anyway of a few of our activities.
Last weekend, I hauled the kids to the mall for the annual trip to visit Santa. Rory was pretty excited when she saw him come out, and he even gave her a high five as he walked in to go sit down. There were no tears from either kid, Rory told Santa what was on her Christmas list, and I had to remind her several times that we needed to go and let the other kids in line have a turn. She would have just kept talking and talking had I let her!
Of course, we paid our $16 for the usual awful photo. I opened this in photoshop, looked at it for a second, and then decided it wasn’t worth it!
When we got home from the mall adventure, Rory and I made gingerbread men. Decorating cookies is serious stuff! I tried to help her, but that didn’t go over well, so I just went about my own business on the rest of the cookies. When I turned around, there wasn’t one sprinkle left in that little bowl, and her face and teeth were a very unnatural color! She kind of likes sprinkles.
Later that night, we went out to look at Christmas lights. Rory loved that this year. Cohen, not so much. It was bedtime for him!
This Monday, Rory’s preschool had their Christmas program. That was certainly entertaining. Of course, I didn’t get any photos that were in focus of just her with none of the other kids in the frame, so here is a very blurry photo from the program. I just loved that snowman they made!
It is unbelievable to me that Christmas is just two days away! And it sounds like we are in for quite the storm, so it should be a fun and memorable holiday!