We traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving with my parents, and I was very excited that despite my mom’s job changes they could come this year. Anna adores Babushka and Dedushka, and we were happy to let them spend as much time together with her as possible and enjoy some couple time. We went hiking, shopping, movie watching – by ourselves and with our best friend. Sadly, it’s the only time when we have some couple time outside the house, since we are still reluctant to leave Anna with babysitters, even with friends. We are a little anal that way. But everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving break. Now I am back to work, and my parents fly home tomorrow night. I was hoping to decorate the house on Sunday, but we were too tired after spending most of the day on the hike. Instead we kicked off Christmas season with German Christmas cake – Stollen and reading and watching beloved Christmas classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
I am going to resume more or less “regular programming” tomorrow. December is a busy month for everyone, and we have a lot of home-made gifts to complete. The general December “themes of the week” are below:
- Nov 30 – Decorating House/Celebrating My Birthday
- Dec 7 – Closets Clean-Up/Donations/Home Made Gifts Making (by us and Anna)
- Dec 14 – Hanukkah/Annual Christmas Party
- Dec 21 – Christmas (and playing with all the new toys)
- Dec 28 – New Year
Have a happy holiday season, everyone!