Holiday Happenings

I just ordered M’s Christmas print on Snapfish. Wee! So far, she’s loving everything about Christmas except the Jolly Old Man himself. We’ve tried Santa on numerous occassions, and really, she just clings to me for dear life. Oh well. Jesus is the reason for the season anyway, right? And she digs her little wooden Nativity set. Well, she digs tearing apart the stable. We’ll get to playing the Holy Family sooner or later, I’m sure.

This weekend was filled with fun–Friday night L and I went on a date while Grandma babysat. Dinner and shopping at Target–does it get much better than that? It was date night at Target, that’s for sure–lots of couples clutching lists, I assume looking for gifts. We actually ran into friends of mine from my days at the tutoring center–strangely enough their Christmas party was at a restuarant next to Target. Small, small world.

Saturday we hit ToysRUs with Grandma, and while I picked up one measley gift, Grandma made a serious dent in her list! We then went over to the mall and M got some new Stride Rite shoes. In May/June she was a 4 1/2. Saturday she measured in at a 6 1/2!!! She’s my incredible growing girl!

After Grandma headed home and M took a nap, we went to our first “gymnastics” birthday party. What a perfect place for the 3 and under set to just wander around and jump to their heart’s content.

Sunday was another attempt at breakfast with Santa (last saturday was our first attempt)–thankfully Santa was in anothe room so we could have a pleasant breakfast before getting freaked out by the big guy. Then after nap we took our award-winning Christmas card picture, and headed downtown to look at the all the pretty lights. I capped the night off with a night cap with girlfriends at a Cookie Exchange.

Ah the holidays.

Other Stuff

Everything else just continues to move on….I continue to make small progress at the chiro’s as I rack up frequent flyer miles there. M’s gone 2x now but is still pulling on her ears. We’re scheduled for tubes on Dec 21st–I just can’t stand the thought of her having to go through this much longer. We may hold off if we get in for a recheck before that and her ears are clear….but it seems like this is the most proactive thing we can do at the moment.

Work is still bat-crap crazy–no other way to describe it. Counting down the days til the holiday break. Seriously considering playing the lottery, because you have to play to win.

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