What to do when the high temp forecast is 38?
Now if it was 88 degrees today, I would have been inspired to have a 4th of July party. With a fried chicken picnic and water balloons and fireworks and watermelon. Oh - and let's not forget a summer's ale.
But since it's 38...
I had the idea of a Santa's Workshop day.
Silly, I know, but my children think I am The Greatest Ever, so there you have it! :)
So that meant a walk to the store for a little magic....
But first snow.
And a Holiday Tree, of course.
And the thrill of presents.
Santa's Workshop is full of presents, you know.
These were just little presents we found at our neighborhood grocery - for Jakub a really cool car, a little wind-up motorcycle, a jar of bubbles, and a package of marbles - he's been loving our marble run; for Maddie a pretty dress-up bracelet, a new sketch pad, and a bucket of sidewalk chalk; for Trev a box of Sour Patch candycanes, a container of gumballs, and a (Toy Story style) army men set - we won't talk about the serious moral dilemma I had over that one (he wanted it), and we'll just say all of the presents are pretty cool, and cost less than $25 for all of them.
A little Workshop building (and natural lessons in stability).
And Christmas music.
For like two hours, I think. :)
So, so fun to see them play and create with this.
Lou Rawls in the background...
Army men and helicopters in snow.
Gourmet hot cocoa.
With whipped cream.
And, um - candy canes.
'Sooooo guilty', the Mama acknowledges as she clicks through the kitchen because she has candy cane bits stuck to her socks.
A long winter's nap.
Complete with a Clement C. Moore tale,
holiday music for background noise,
and flannel gingerbread man and candycane nightie for one of them.
Aaah, the joy of a moment's breath...
Gasp! Girl Scouts!!
So excited is she.
Daddy took her.
Serious Godzilla headway today on the wiiiihiihiiii.
Since we only did about half of the things on our Santa's Workshop list, it looks like play is To Be Continued tomorrow.
So we'll just sign off here and maybe head downstairs to that giant tv for a little Frosty or Rudolph or Christmas Vacation.....
See you tomorrow.