I really, really wanted to hit the mall EARLY Friday morning as usual, but this is the first year with two kids, and we thought that it probably wouldn't work out well. We did go shopping a little later in the morning, and while they were really good, keeping up with a stroller and a 5 year old in the massive crowds and small store aisles wasn't really that much fun. We did not stimulate the economy much either - just replaced Camden's Cars movie (his all-time favorite movie; he watched it so many times that he wore out the DVD almost a year ago), bought Enchanted, and this CD. Oh, and we did FINALLY buy a Christmas tree. I have been looking for about 5 years to buy a fake tree, but I wanted it to be realistic, tall, skinny, and not too expensive (is that too much to ask?). We put it together last night, but decided to wait until this morning to tackle decorating the tree and house. When we were shopping a couple of weeks ago, we saw a Christmas tree and ever since then anytime we see something green Rory calls out "Christmas, mama, Christmas." I think she is going to have a blast helping with the tree. Now whether or not she'll stay away from it and the presents after it's up is another story.
So today's agenda is to decorate the house, and then this afternoon Brian and I have a birthday date! We're going out to eat, to see Twilight (which I am seriously excited about) and then to Michaels to order custom frames for our Angela Crutcher pictures as well as the Hangul scroll we had painted in Korea. I'm a little nervous about how much that is going to cost, but I am very excited to get it done. Our last real date was in May for our anniversary so I am very excited about today.
Here are some pictures from Thanksgiving. I had a hard time choosing which ones to show so you'll have to just sit back and look at alot of them.
Rory was very excited to "help" me cook