Sorry it’s been so long between posts – we’ve been busy with school, job hunting, playdates, and Church, plus I was reading Anna Karenina for book club last month – 800 pages!
We had a lovely November, filled with food, friends, and family. A party for my mother’s birthday had 9 kids 11 and under, plus a dozen or so adults. We had a lovely Thanksgiving with our cousins, and a similar adult:child ratio.
We got some snow last Sunday, which meant we had girls playing in the snow and making snowballs before Church, then sledding as soon as Church was over. After everyone was worn out from sledding we decorated the house and the tree. We put out my parents’ collections – carolers, smokers, Santas, and nutcrackers. Combine that with the tree and the wreath I made, the house is very, very Christmas-y! Watching everyone work together peacefully to get the house decorated. It was LG’s turn to put the star on the tree, but of course she needed to put the star on herself, first!
Last night the girls and I went to our Church’s Christmas party – so much fun with great food, lovely conversation, a talent show, and then Santa came! Much fun was enjoyed by all. LG had a great time sitting on Santa’s lap, and all the girls enjoyed one church member’s re-enactment of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
All this joy and fun, and still a week and a half before Christmas!