We got the tree up last weekend and I was able to
I was able to take Bennett out for our date for the month. He is our special kid of the month for December and we went to the mall and he tried out Sbarro. He was quite impressed with the massive piece of pizza he got!
On Saturday, we started the first of many of Patrick's basketball tournaments for his traveling team. It was an early morning and a long time on those bleachers. I will have to get my rear back in bleacher training because January and February are quite busy with tournaments. Even though the boys only won one game, they stuck with it and played well against some tough teams.
|Patrick ready for the pass|
|Patrick's got the ball|
This year I got a puzzle for our family to do during Advent. Unfortunately, it was more of a Mom and Dad activity than a family activity.....until we were down to the last 20 pieces, then the kids were ready to help out. We are pretty proud we got this 500 piece puzzle put together in just 11 days!
Since Lego started making their Winter Village sets 3 years ago, I started purchasing their featured set each year. It started with the Toy Shop, then the Bakery and this year was the Post Office. We take them apart and then put them together again each year, so again, it is another family activity. This year we put it on top of our entertainment center, but we may have to carve out a special place just for this village as we will be running out of room up there. I added the fake snow to make it a little more fun!
|The Post Office and Mail Truck|
|The Gazebo and Band got with the Post Office Set and then the Toy Shop|
|The rest of the Toy Shop set|