Monday, December 21, 2015

Weekending, Weather, and other stuff :)

"I'm dreaming of a wet and mild Christmas..."  Except I AM NOT!!  I am 100% a cold and snowy Christmas kind of girl!  Every time I look at the forecast for Christmas eve, it gets warmer and warmer! As of right now, they are forecasting 72 degrees.  In upstate NY.  At the end of December. This is wrong people, very wrong!

Yes, I know...lets focus on the real reason for the season.  The weather has nothing to do with why we celebrate Christmas.  But still, I want my snow!!

OK, enough of that.  I'll put on my big girl panties, or rather my shorts and T-shirt, and bask in the 72 degree December weather.  It will be great to have my windows open and um, stuff like that.

Despite the abnormally warm December we are having, we did have a very festive weekend!  Friday night was Santa's Magical Express where we helped save Christmas!  If anyone reading is a fellow upstate New Yorker, you should definitely do this next year!  It was so much better than the Polar Express and cheaper too!

It was actually cold on Friday!!

Saturday Nick and the hubs put together a giant Star Wars lego that Nick received for Christmas from his aunts.  Meanwhile, Alec and I ran out and did errands... oil change (sooo much fun with an almost 3 year old, especially when they are yelling "GET ME OUT OF HERE" over and over and over), Target run, and a stop at the library for some new books.  We scored some very cute new Christmas books, although we were sad to send our Pirate book back.  Saturday afternoon I made some peanut butter cup cookies (wish I had made that for the cookie swap instead of that nasty orange snowball cookie!) and in the evening we watched The Polar Express.  Sunday morning we went out to a brunch with Santa and then attempted to decorate gingerbread houses in the afternoon.  I say attempt because about 1/2 way through Nick decided he was done decorating and just wanted to eat it.  So that's what he did.

These were AMAZING!

Today was a fun day for both kids.  Alec had a PJ party at daycare and the kids exchanged gifts and made cookies.  Nick had a special breakfast at school (just for the kindergartners) with a visit from Santa himself!  Then they played some fun holiday games and made crafts.  Tomorrow is the last day of school for the kiddos and also my last day of work till next week... woo hoo!  

This will probably be my last post before the 25th, so I just want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!  Enjoy this special time of year with your family and friends.  Be a little kinder.  Offer forgiveness.  Mend fences.  Open your heart and let that Christmas magic in!



  1. Mmm those cookies look fantastic. It's super wet and cold here right now too but I can't complain - we've had a pretty good winter thus far!

  2. Enjoy your time off work! Merry Christmas!

  3. Sounds like you've had a lot of fun so far, except for the oil change ;) Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!