Wake to a winter wonderland.
Date with daughter: Starbucks and errands uptown. Such a good start to the day, I'm thinking every Saturday morning should begin with a date with one of my kids. Albus calls the next one.
Advent begins. "Mom is so freaky organized she's got an envelope in her office with advent activities!" (This is true. I just put them away from last year's calendar, knowing the season would come around before we knew it. And here it is. Looks like we had a lot "hot chocolate for breakfast" last year.)
Today's activity: Get a tree!
Uh oh. First we have to clean up the gigantic Lego living-room mess.
Good opportunity to create a new Lego playspace upstairs instead. Buy small area carpet while shopping for the tree, which comes in a box. Yes, we bought a tree in a box.
Tree-in-box was family decision: it's economical and reusable. And it's not like we've been hiking out to our back forty and chopping down an adorable and unique tree replete with picturesque memories that the children will carry with them forever. No, for the past couple of years, following some truly disastrous never-again hiking-around-tree-farm-experiences, we've purchased our tree in a Dairy Queen parking lot. So, really ...
Also this afternoon: big kids had their second babysitting gig (he's the other curly head in the foreground).
And now it's dark, and we still haven't had supper. Kevin and the boys are out picking up a take-out Thai order. I've got a very hungry and grumpy child curled in the rocking chair beside me, and another trying to solve a sudoko puzzle at the dining-room table (and she's stuck on something, from the sounds of it). Also crossed off the list today: fresh sheets for everyone, tons of laundry, library run, creative Shakespeare presentation completed, and -- still in the works -- bread baking.
Hey, food's here! As Fooey says, "Let's eat! Let's eat!"
Labels: babysitting, chores, Christmas, errands, holiday, kids, library, play, snow, weekend, winter