December 24, 2015
Advent week 3. Time really slips away. It's a good thing the Church gives us all this time to prepare ourselves for Christmas!
Just in time for the hot chocolate scene! A cozy way to spend the evening.
Then we had a birthday on Friday. It was a simple celebration. The man blew out candles in a bun because we had lots of cookies to eat. The intent was that we would do the big deal with Ken's parents the next day.
But! Instead, Ken didn't get a party at all. What we thought was going to be a routine visit to the Urgent Care for one of the boys turned into an overnight stay at Children's complete with IV antibiotics and all. Whew! Not how we would've thought we'd spend the Saturday before Christmas. Thankfully, the infection that had spread from an abscess quickly resolved before it became something more serious.
December 23, 2015
Advent Week 2 started off with St. Nicholas Day. A namesake day and a feast day all in one.
Is there a better way to start the day than chocolate in your pajamas? Probably not!
We also decorated our tree on this day. Always a mix of fun and chaos!
So many rich and diverse Feasts to celebrate. I love it!
December 11, 2015
So, the first week of Advent... busy and yet, uneventful in it's own way! Who blogs about the first week of Advent, anyway? Well, I guess I do.
Of course, Advent starts coming off a pie high and weekend full of shopping and flung us straight into colds/coughs/maybe pneumonia/maybe not so ... let's stay home from Friday co-op where I had the below art project all planned out for class. I was excited to try it and then we did. (Directions can be found here.)
The weekend brought the annual trip to the tree farm. Insert abysmal attempt at group photo here. Don't look so miserable, people! It wasn't even cold!
These three found the perfect tree. And they would have cut it down, too, if I hadn't confiscated that saw in time.
Insert group photo with tree that is goofy but hey, they look alive! Then, it was off to hot chocolate, popcorn, and putting the tree up in the family room before the Christmas parade.
Group photo at the parade. They look like they need....sugar. Good thing the peppermint sticks will rain like manna from the sky.
Ears in fingers every time the police cars or fire engines go by!
Home for dinner and a movie while Dad ran out to the store for St. Nick treats (oops!). Off to bed and the stockings hung by the chimney with care.....