(Picture used courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens)
Last night, the kids trimmed the Christmas tree while we watched Elf on TV. I love to see their bright, happy faces as their excitement grows during the holiday season. On December 1st, I'll hang the advent calender. It's a first for us, but I know the kids will love it as they count down the days until Christmas morning.
I have shopping to do this week. Not just for Christmas, but for Kayla's birthday. She'll turn 11 on Wednesday, but we're having her birthday party Friday night. She has decided upon cupcakes instead of a regular cake this year. I have an idea of what I want to give her, but I have to wait until Thursday night to shop when Alfred can be here with the girls.
The weather here changes so frequently! It's been quite chilly the past several days, but by last night it was warmer than it had been yesterday morning. Soon after, the rain began and we had to turn on the AC to cool things off a bit. We have a saying around here - if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it will change. *smile*
As always, I have cleaning and laundry to do. Learning along side my kids and exercise, too. There are cookies to bake and meals to prepare. All to be done with tender-loving care. May the week ahead be blessed!