Then Friday night Holly, Laura and I took our kids to Disney on Ice. We surprised them all. They had no idea where they were going. I had told my girls that we would be out late with thousands of people. The plan was all in place, but Paige had a low grade fever Thursday night and friday morning. I pumped her with Motrin and she rested on the couch all morning. After lunch, she perked up. I felt OK taking her...thank goodness. Once we got in the parking lot, they remembered that they had seen the circus at the RBC center. I told them this was something different. Once we got in there, the Disney merchandise gave it away and I got Tate to read the sign. I wish you could have seen Tate's mouth the entire time. It was open with awe watching the guys throw these girls and lift them so high. They loved it. Paige was a little concerned with the fireworks and fire. She really thought the ice would melt and everyone would fall in, so I kept reassuring her. Other than the $12 cotton candy, the night was absolutely perfect. I loved suprising them.
This weekend was cold and rainy. I got my wrapping done and Christmas cards finished, so I feel caught up. We leave Tuesday morning for my parents house. We'll come back Thursday late to be home Christmas morning. Tomorrow Tate has a Holidays Around the World presentation at school that we get to go see and Friday Paige has a Milk & Cookies party with holiday story being read by parents. For me it will be a week of cooking and planning for cooking. Thursday is our street's annual cookie exchange, Friday is a surprise party where I'm bringing wings, and Sunday the Brennans are getting together locally to celebrate Garrett's birthday and Christmas. I'm making quiche for that. I love holidays and love that we have had such fun things to do this year without feeling overwhelmed.
Here are three last pictures. One of Tate putting the topper on the tree and one of the girls sending their santa letters. Only ten days to go!