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Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas is Coming: Day 17

Shhhhhhh....don't say anything, but I am a little bit behind.

The past few days have been very busy around here and I am beginning to get a bit panicky about not being ready for Christmas on time.  I did manage to finish both of the girls' Christmas dresses tonight, but there are still a few more sewing projects and making projects hanging out there.  I'm thinking that one of these nights I am going to have to pull an all-nighter, but those aren't nearly as much fun as they used to be!
However, Christmas is not all about work, so tonight we tried a new thing.  We put the kids to bed as usual and let them settle down for a few minutes.  Then we put their lights back on, tossed them their coats and told them to get in the car.  There was a very confused bustle, but they all cooperated with good grace.
Then we drove around town, looking at Christmas lights and decorations.  We had a lot of fun trying to pick out our favorites, as the kids dropped off to sleep one by one.  Blair was the only one who managed to stay awake the whole time.
(In the interest of honesty, I did not take this picture, but I forgot to copy the link.  Sorry)
After about an hour we headed for home and put the little ones back in their beds.
It was a fun little adventure and I think we'll try it again next year.
Now I need to go finish another project.
Merry Christmas!


~ Tandis ~ said...

Very fun!!

We did that too but our girls didn't go to bed first, we just had them get their pj's on. It was a hit with our kids too.

Anonymous said...

Fun! Every year they'll go to bed at night during the Christmas season wondering if "this is the night for the great Christmas lights adventure"! =)

Aaron said...

If you have the opportunity to go down County Trunk M between Cty Tk PP (our road) and Cty Tk C, there us a Christmas lights display that will stop you in your tracks...