Sunday, October 30, 2016

Prepping for the Holidays

On Friday, Ava asked me if we could put up our Christmas tree this weekend.  I told her that might happen the day after Thanksgiving...but not one minute before!  I explained that this weekend was already full of birthday and Halloween celebrations, and even once we're done with that, Thanksgiving is next up on the holiday docket.

When I was out shopping last weekend, I saw some Christmas displays, and opted not to venture down the aisles.  No wonder January feels so blah...we've been exposed to the holiday season (including Halloween) for at least three months prior, and when it's all done, it feels like a huge void!

But, I digress.

We are right in the middle of the birthday and Halloween events for this weekend, so I'll be posting all of that next week.  But, I do want to wish our little G a super duper HAPPY BIRTHDAY (yesterday)!  He's three, I can't believe it!  Three was the hardest age with Ava, soooo....I guess we'll see how it goes with G.  Love that little guy so much!

It was a rough week of adjusting to just one dog in the house.  Only one bowl for food, just one dog to let outside, and one furry friend following us around, looking for love and attention.  Lucky has received so many snuggles and kisses this last week...and I have a feeling that it will continue.  It's a change, and we'll make the best of it, for all critters (people, too) involved.  Yesterday, I cleaned out Darla's kennel and washed all of her blankets.  It'll be interesting to see if we notice a decrease in dog hair in the house...

We've been experiencing an extended warm fall this year (crossing fingers for a great night for Trick or Treating tomorrow) so we've been trying to get the kids outside as much as we can.  G is loving his soccer class, and I'm thinking about signing him up for the winter session.  He always talks about Coach Sam, whenever we discuss his class...looks like a good fit for the little guy!

Excited to play soccer!

On a rare occasion, Ava got herself ready for school, without any prompting by me!

Lots to do on this busy day....another party and a birthday dinner to prep for!  Happy Halloween!

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