Now that the tree has lights on it, we were able to decorate it. Henry won't leave these ornaments alone though. He likes them too much. They were both past Christmas gifts from Nick's mom.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
The cold is here, in full force. Nick cut of the non-working Christmas lights on our tree, so we headed to Target to buy new lights for it. Since we were out, we took the opportunity to have lunch and extended playtime at the McDonald's Playland.
Amy and I took the kids to the ward Christmas breakfast. The hot chocolate was spiced, I am told it was Mexican hot chocolate. I thought it tasted like someone was trying to poison me.
After the closing prayer, Santa came for a visit. Amy, the baby whisperer/Mary Poppins, convinced Gigi to go see Santa and tell him what she wanted for Christmas. When Gigi got off Santa's lap, she asked Amy "Where's my Ariel [doll]?" Apparently Gigi thought it was an instant request/fulfillment deal.
In the evening, I went to Nick's work party, without Nick. I wore a nice dress, had Amy do my hair, and went for a night on the town by myself. I like Nick's co-workers and enjoy the chance of spending a nice evening with them and their spouses, even if Nick is on call at Northwestern. Another spouse came without her doctor husband, but she also brought a friend as a date. I totally should have done that.
Katie is not here, but we will celebrate her birthday anyway.
Amy helped me get Christmas decorations set up. The only problem is that the lights on the top half of the tree don't work. That means that 2 of the 4 feet of the tree aren't lit.
I took the kids to the library for a special performance by a puppeteer. This gentleman had obviously spent the 10,000 hours required to achieve mastery in a field, but it didn't change the fact that his marionettes were creepy. Santa met with the kids downstairs after the show, but once again Gigi wanted nothing to do with him.