2. Other than the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we haven't had a soccer- and dance-free Saturday since the end of August. I LOVE watching Will play soccer and Hallie dance, but OH, how we enjoyed our unscheduled Saturday. We went hiking at a park just outside of College Station, bowling for the first time in quite a while, and out for Mexican for lunch. Then while Tom and the kids (probably just Tom) took a movie-watching nap, I ran a few last-minute holiday errands. I found myself in my pajamas and on the couch (working on a blog post) by 7pm, something that hasn't happened in...I can't remember how long. What a lovely day!
|Without bumpers, I took first place in/on (?) the lanes. With bumpers, |
I could barely keep up with "Dr. Squee", "And His Son", and "Halbie".
3a. After a fantastic Saturday, Sunday started off heading in the opposite direction, at least as far as parenting was concerned. We hit rock bottom around 3pm, but somehow we managed to rally and save the weekend with a family bike ride and having a few (of my) friends over for drinks, snacks, and A Christmas Story: Live in our pajamas.
3b. Also on Sunday, my sweet Lily turned seven years old. I can't get over how old she looks here - the "baby" is all but gone from this little girl's face.
4. On Tuesday afternoon we picked the kids up from school and surprised them with a trip to see the new Star Wars movie. Going to the movies in and of itself isn't exact a surprise, but going to the movies on a school night, and having popcorn and Skittles for dinner, could fall into the surprise category.
5. Happiness Highlights:
|So proud of her hand-painted wooden nutcracker |
and frosting/candy-decorated gingerbread house!
|It's holiday baking season!|
Happy Friday, Chasing Roots!
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