Oh, how full our days are this time of year! I guarded against excessive busyness when my kids were younger and got easily overwhelmed, but this year it seems to be full speed ahead. Lots of yeses.
We visited the historic Boorman House constructed in 1876, which was fully decked for Christmas.
We carried it out while singing Christmas is Coming in a loud off-key round. We got the tree on the roof of our car easily, but nearly tied our own legs up in knots trying to secure it with a length of clothesline that we had brought along. It felt like a comedy sketch how hilariously clumsy and inept we were, but we eventually got 'er done.
We may have been the only ones giggling, cheering, and dancing wildly, but that's fine with me.
Sylvia lighting advent candles
We had a few quiet moments here and there.
Sylvia was the only one of my girls who was interested in chatting much with Santa himself.
Mama, can we make play dough? Sure. Should we make it red and green and glittery?
I'll catch up on the second half of the month at some point, but until then Happy Solstice! I am welcoming the returning of the lengthening days.