With only one school week left before our official Christmas vacation, I’m preparing for hibernation this week.
Our weekend happies:
A family shopping day and a trip to see Santa.
Nobody cried. In fact, Lainey had a hard time wrapping up her prepared speech. She was concerned that the letter she wrote to him in class included the wrong spelling of Rainbow Loom.
Kilwin’s Fudge (sea salt caramel–Lord have mercy.)
Post rain beach morning.
We were the only ones on the beach with the exception of a kite surfer. Nella chased seagulls and sandpipers (or she says, “quack quacks”) so far down the length of the beach, I was out of breath following her. And I realize I’ve associated the beach with sunset so much that I’ve forgotten the allure of early morning shore strolling.
And my favorite. Last night’s ballet recital.
I’ve managed to catch this very moment at every recital in which she’s performed. This smile? Oh, that’s when she finds her dad in the crowd.
Is anyone else over the Elf on the Shelf? Ours came back this year after Lainey had some friends talking about theirs and requested ours return. I love traditions and childhood memories, but Good Lord. I’m so tired of thinking of new places for our elf to hang from.
Fresh week…heading to get some fresh laundry to match it.