December has flown by, and here we are in the days just before Christmas. We’ve had a busy month. To name a few activities: Claire danced in her dance school recital (a beautiful rendition of Frosty the Snowman), the kids visited Santa, we attended a little Christmas crafts party at Ren’s school, Claire and I attended The Nutcracker, our very first ballet, and with Rod and Marianne, we all went to see a theatre performance of the Velveteen Rabbit on Sunday. Tomorrow is Claire’s Christmas concert at school and then we will be done our official Christmas events (not including our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations).
Oh, and did I mention the kids wrote and mailed their letters to Santa?
This year, Claire asked for a “three-layer Barbie house” (that is, a three-storey house). Ren asked for Scooby Doo stuff: figurines, books, etc. I have it on good authority that their wishes will be granted.
Photos of a couple of our adventures are posted below.
After the show as I was bundling Ren back into the van, I asked him what his favourite part of the show was. He thought hard for a moment and then said that his favourite part “was when the wabbit turned into a real bumny” (yes, “bumny” – not a spelling error).
As of today, all our presents for family and friends have been sent. All of our presents are bought. Now I just need to wrap those gifts, clean the house, prepare the meals and enjoy the lead-up to the special day.