The holidays can make everything in 'real life' so confusing!! Happy New Year to you and yours, and hope all of your celebrations were safe and enjoyable!
I'm back-ish, but it sure does feel like a Monday! Hubby is back in the office today, but the kids are still at home for one more day. Does that mean tomorrow will feel like Monday too?
While hubby and our daughter started off their break with a ski trip to Mont Tremblant, our son and I just enjoyed an extra-long staycation. We had a couple days of school and a playdate after they'd already left, but then we had a day of absolutely nothing (he wore his PJs until bedtime, when he changed into clean PJs), and a day when he said he 'wasn't in the mood to eat food cooked at home,' so we got a pizza and Finding Dory from the Redbox.
Once we had the whole family back again, the first thing we did was literally just push through Christmas finally. LOL It was another blessed and fun Christmas, and we headed over to visit family after we'd opened all the wrapped presents we could find at home. I keep thinking we have Chinese food for dinner on Christmas, but we somehow had a bit of a hard time finding it on our way home. But we did - where there's a will, there's a way!
Monday, hubby and I were excited to pick out our new French door for the basement walk-out. It's had a regular doorwall forever, but the wall needs to be replaced after some water damage, so we may as well get a cool door to put there while they're doing the work anyway. So after visiting our local Home Depot and getting some great help from a door-guy there, we piddled the afternoon away and started putting away the toy store that exploded for Christmas (this may be an ongoing theme through the week. Hahaha....).
Tuesday we did Christmas yet again, as some family visited us with lots more goodies for the kids. Hubby was excited to be back skiing after everyone left that evening.
Wednesday was the day our son had looked forward to since Christmas. We were meeting some friends at Chuck E Cheese for a playdate. Funny story - one of the families we were meeting had always told their child that Chuck E Cheese was only for birthday parties. Hahaha... They were kind enough to say there was an exception this time so the kids could meet up and play, even though no one was celebrating a birthday in our group.
Wednesday ended with a nice visit from another out-of-town friend who happened to be in the area. Much beer was consumed, and fun stories swapped.
Remarkably, we had enough coins left over after Chuck E Cheese to head to the movies on Thursday. I absolutely love visiting the movies, and it's gotten even more fun for me with my AMC Stubs card - I feel like I've got a discount every time! We admittedly did go for the matinee, but we're up by 11am usually anyway, right? This time we went and saw Sing, which I think had just opened the week before. It was a pretty full theater, but I was impressed at how well behaved so many kids were.
Friday we sort of split ways. Our daughter had a great day at a mini-camp of sorts at the local ice rink, and our son's only goal was collecting the Sing Happy Meal toys from McDonald's. Oh, and it was finally time for some vital grocery shopping. LOL
New Year's Eve, we made last minute plans and spent the evening with some friends we've know for years, who only recently moved closer to us. It was a great evening of making new memories, and reminiscing about fun times passed. The kids got to play Pie Face, add Pop Rocks to Sprite, enjoy cupcakes, and top off the year with a balloon drop.
What's your favorite way to spend the holidays? Traveling? Visiting? Staying home in PJs? Checking out local stuff to do? I felt lucky this time that we didn't have a lot of snow or yucky weather to deal with, so I was able to head out whenever for a little fun outside the house.