What a great weekend we had.
Friday night we went to the Christmas tree lighting in our home town. It was amazing, more so than last year. They have put the lights to music and it was great. Mason loved it. We plan on going to see it a couple more times. You can park near the Veteran's Park and tune into a radio station at the top of every hour from 5p-9p and watch the show. All volunteer work, it makes you appreciate the small town we live in.
Slate Valley Museum to see the "Festival of Trees" and to do the children's slate activity. We made a Christmas tree out of a pine cone (I forgot to get a photo).
Then we went to the Pember Library & Museum for the "Festival of Wreaths." As soon as we walked in Tim's brother and Mason went up the stairs to the library. I had taken Mason to the Museum last year and he was fascinated, but Friday night he was so excited. He kept going to every animal and getting very excited.
Here he is telling Uncle Mikey what bears do. He saw the "tick tock crocs" on the table to the left and started saying "Arghhh I'm Captain Hook."
Lillebaby Complete Carrier, it was so worth the money. My back never hurts and Tim wears it too.
Saturday I did not take any photos, but it was a great day. My cousin watched the boys for the day while Tim and I went Christmas shopping. It was nice to just have a day with just him. We usually have at least one of the kids, but not Saturday.
We laughed, we talked, we had fun buying gifts, and we were happy to be home with the boys at the end of the day. I am a firm believer in taking time for your marriage without your children, even if it is just for 9 hours. It makes a world of difference.
Sunday morning we were lounging around the house when Tim's mom said she thought we should go to see the Santa that was going to be at a local Garden Center that afternoon. She knew a few people that have been there and they loved it.
Tim went on a squad call so while he was gone I decided that was what we were going to do after lunch. I bathed both of the boys and got them dressed nice. When Tim got home I broke the news to him that we were going to attempt a Santa visit.
I looked up on Facebook how much it would cost and was surprised that you could either get a sheet of prints for $12.99 or take your own photo for a donation. The proceeds were going to a community center in the town. I paid a total of $26 for 2 sheets of 3 4x6s and it was so worth it. I will never go back to the mall, I will definitely go back to this Santa event next year.
The best part was that Santa was so nice. I had to run out to the parking lot to get Tim and Owen. Owen started fussing so we were just going to do Mason, but Santa told me to go check to see if Owen was better after some food. He was and Mason waited with Santa (I was shocked) while I ran outside to get them.
It was an all around nice Chistmas-ey weekend.
We are having so much fun as parents this time of year. :)
What is your favorite part of this time of year?