We’ve had quite a week here in our house. We just never got a handle on our time and we found ourselves laughing at our terrible bad luck. Just a few of the things that went wrong: Our Christmas Tree is missing about 3 feet of branches at the bottom, two out of our three strands of lights won’t light up, our power went out one day, I had to brew Irving’s coffee into a measuring cup one morning because I forgot to put a cup under it! The list goes on and on.
It was raining when we picked out the tree, so we just grabbed the first one we saw, threw it in the car and went home.
Our tree still may not have ornaments on it yet (one week later, oops), but we’re sure making the best of it and enjoying the lights for now. We just ignore the bottom half of it. HAHAIn Adele’s eyes, it’s the most beautiful tree she’s ever seen. She “ooohhs” and “aahhs” at it when she sees it. She flatters us.
By Friday, I was a little stressed out (and really missing my girl) so I was determined to redeem the week. I picked Adele up from daycare in record speed (safely of course) and high-tailed it to the mall where I found out there was a Tree-Lighting ceremony complete with (free!) Santa photos! I recruited a couple of other mama friends and we met up for the big event.
We waited in line for over an hour (but the free hot chocolate sweetened the deal). When Santa finally came out, the kids cheered (and I’m not embarrassed to admit that I did too!) and we were first in line to meet him! I’m not sure what I expected, but I love this picture. My sweet girl is curious as always admiring Mr. Claus. I hope she asked for something good for Christmas!
Not a bad way to end the week!
PS: Apparently the excitement of Santa was enough to break the sleep streak! For the first time since July, she woke up in the middle of the night (3:30a) for a snack. Small price to pay for such a fun memory though.
Three cheers for the weekend!
So sweet! Can’t wait to take our 2.5 month old to Santa when his grandparents come for Christmas!