6 days off from work = really hard to get back into the swing of things this week.
We had a our first snow fall the day before Thanksgiving. The boys and I were snug at home so they bundled up and went outside for an adventure. All of their adventures these days seem to involve Nerf guns.
Littlest and his friend built a snowman. It was pretty cute until they kicked it over immediately after this shot was taken.
I did a lot of sewing while I was home, and my little buddy was a great help.
I’m kinda a one trick pony when it comes to sewing, so guess what I made… more pajamas pants!
Some really BIG ones…
And some really tiny ones…
Because doesn’t every Elf on the Shelf need pajama pants?
Speaking of elves, we had quite a fright on Thanksgiving Eve when we couldn’t find Timmy (our elf who was expected to arrive on Thanksgiving) anywhere! Yipes! Tom made a mad dash to Target to look for a suitable replacement. He found several different elves but none that looked like our Timmy. He brought one home, thinking that the boys wouldn’t notice a switcheroo, but I wasn’t so convinced.
Well, thank God for Christmas miracles because who should appear stuffed in the very back corner of my closet but TIMMY himself! What a close call!
And for the record, here is ORIGINAL Timmy next to IMPOSTER Timmy. See the difference? Why do manufacturers insist on causing trouble for parents of missing elves? As if we don’t have enough problems already.
The excitement doesn’t end there! We got our tree! Wheeee! And decorated it!
My favorite ornaments are always the homemade ones.
Apparently inspired by the Christmas spirit, this virtuoso put on a show for us. He only knows Jingle Bells and the Dreidel Song so it was a short concert.
Which turned into a jam session.
Then I learned how to make lattes at home! This was monumental.
Here is my latte shown next to a char sui bao which is, in my opinion, the perfect food.
Littlest was uncharacteristically quiet one day, and then we figured out why.
A Christmas list as tall as he is!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!