The timeless game continues to entertain every generation!!
The joys of a tractor can’t be underestimated. Nor the value of the great outdoors…. making shelters, etc.
Oh, ’tis better to give than to receive, unless you are under a certain age. In which case, it is much better to anticipate and receive gifts. We are thankful for those who gave much thought and effort to the gift selection process and made the girls very excited by their many gifts.
And one more special gift for our amazing first-born who has been wanting a guitar for the past few weeks. (technically, it’s a ukelele but she doesn’t know the difference).
We were thankful to be together with family this year. We love that our children can enjoy their grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. We love the traditions that create special memories — the cookie making, the tractor riding, the gift exchanging, and most especially just sharing our time together.
We were excited to attend our second Tuba Christmas in a row, which just about makes it a tradition now!
The children practiced the carols for a few weeks now, and we heard the three-year-olds and four-year-olds sing on stage yesterday. The majority of the singing came from the four-year-olds but we were all impressed with the courage the younger ones showed in standing in front of a crowd on a stage. Afterward, we gathered for a little party in the classroom.
Woot, woot! My parents encouraged us to head out for a date, and bravely offered to watch the girls. It was a wonderful break and very enjoyable to eat a meal without the usual chaos of small children. The concept of dining without interruption is still somewhere foreign! These moments are so rare, we savored the balmy evening. We tried out a new restaurant downtown that we’ve been wanting to try, and we’re pleased with both our meals. Truffles must be the hot food trend as most of the menu included a truffle something or other.