Last weekend and most of this week has been quite productive and fun thanks to a crazy wet weather stretch here in Southern California. Yes, we’re weather wusses, but let me tell you when weather like this comes along, it’s days like these that we can get a LOT done. As in, Deck the Halls, RMT’ers!
And so much to do this holiday and Christmas season indeed. I mentioned that we took T to play in the snow and we went to see Santa last weekend, but we also brought down all the holiday decorations (thank you organized attic, nothing like last year’s craziness that’s for sure) AND bought and decorated our tree, too!
T and I had a jolly good time opening up the bins and bringing out the holiday cheer in the form of door hangers, table-top tchotchkes, and Advent calendars. Yes, that’s two calendars, RMT’ers. Turns out that while Grandma Shirl couldn’t send T a card-a-day this month as she did last year (she’s overseas and postage and timing would have been unmanageable I can only imagine), she did leave behind a cute little Santa Advent calendar for T to enjoy daily until the Big Day arrives. Toys received so far include small rubber stamps, a dollar bill, and a rubber duckie. Cute, fun, and so very T.
I’d also put away an extremely supersonic Star Wars Advent calendar from past-season last year. The LEGO Store had it for under $20, so I snatched that right up not even knowing for sure whether T would like Star Wars by this time in his life. Well, I don’t really know what I was so concerned about; given that T’s five, a boy, and totally into space and the good-guy versus bad-guy thing, it’s pretty much the perfect choice. In the end, I kind-of felt like one of those moms from the Famous Footwear TV commercials (victory!).
Honestly, T loved everything that came out of those bins. It was like unwrapping a new present at every turn and meeting old friends again. He loved seeing his special books, movies, music, and pretty much anything and everything Christmas-related.
But wait, there’s more! The real fun (and some challenge) came when it was time to decorate the tree. Look for more on that come Monday.
Have you decorated for Christmas and/or your special holidays yet this season, RMT’ers?
For even more fun and festive photos, you can check out this album on my Facebook page. And for a great musing about Elf on the Shelf, you can read my shared link from the “People I Want to Punch in the Throat” blog here.