When the temp is near 70 in December it’s the law that we find a way to enjoy the weather.
The Northern girl in me wants snow at this time of year because that’s what I grew up with, but I can easily take warmish park days.
This has been a really busy month!
I have a 10yr old daughter! I’ve been at this mothering thing for ten years.
That is kinda crazy. Nakiah is probably the most easy-going of all three children when it comes to knowing what she wants. She picked out her mini cupcakes and candles. I’ve always picked out the actual number candles for their birthdays and we save them every year, and I don’t know why because I can never find them. The store had the zero but not the one. Being the excellent problem solver that she is “mom, let’s get the regular candles and use that as the number one.”
They turned out to be trick candles so we all got a laugh out of that.
On her actual Birthday we celebrated with my family and had her birthday party with friends on the weekend.
Turning 10 is a milestone, its double digits, it’s a bridge between little kid and tween. Of course I stared at her newborn photo off and on all day because that’s what I do every year with all my kids. Every year I think back to their birth and do a mental run of the years leading up to their current birthday. Major mom feels.
Captured this before bed-post birthday party snack.
I love them.
We went down to the oceanfront and drove on the boardwalk to check out the Holiday lights display.
I saw in one of my local newsletters that there are neighborhoods that do holiday lights. I think we’ll drive one of those this week….bonus – it’s FREE! Wish I had known about that before paying to drive this one.
Also in our happenings this month… we had a playdate with friends.
Several ER trips with Samuel before they finally admitted him to the hospital. It was one of our shorter stays, probably because he had a dose of steroids each ER visit(3days in a row)and they mainly wanted to keep him for observation and make sure they didn’t see us again for a long time. It’s been a year since his last hospital stay.
I guess we were due with the crazy weather we’ve been having.
We had some elfs come by our room as we were checking out and he got to chat with Santa on the ipad.
You can’t see his face but you can tell he was smiling hard. He was given a book and a nice fleece blanket, which he calls his ‘Santa Blanket’
Can’t forget out Santa visit. Are these Emu’s? I can’t remember.
They didn’t look very happy about being dressed up.
The kids did a visit with Santa and made reindeer food.
I made an executive decision to treat myself to a Caramel Brulee Latte while I did some Christmas shopping in Target, alone. It was delicious and the time alone was great, even though I ended up calling two other stores and making a trip to another Target, because the one I was in didn’t have what I was looking for.
I finished the last of my Christmas shopping today and am excited for everyone to open their gifts.
Also picked up the ingredients to make dairy free hot cocoa, but forgot to grab wrapping paper.
We never did get to the library, maybe we’ll do that Tuesday, or maybe we won’t make a trip until 2015.
We didn’t get our nativity scene either.
And we read our advent calendar books/ornaments every 3 days so the kids don’t fight about whose turn it is.
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!