Last Friday was EB's First Christmas Program at school. It was, to date, the most joyful parenting experience I've had. I wish I could see her on stage every week!
Last Sunday we went to brunch at Rue de Jean after church. EB did so good. Eating out is usually not worth the risk with a toddler, but we've found that we stand our best chance with a booth.
Afterwards we walked around the holiday market at Marion Square. Santa!
Later, we scooted over to the Holiday Festival of Lights. We arrived RIGHT as it opened and didn't hit any traffic. Note: we went around James Island to Camp Road, Riverland was already really backed up. EB rode the carousel and we took a family train ride. K was VERY excited about it...(He's going to kill me for putting this pic up!)
Speaking of K, yesterday we celebrated his 40TH Birthday!!
It was a low key family dinner. I made one of his favorites, Chicken and Wild Rice, which was his grammy's recipe...
And a chocolate cake with lots of candles!
Today EB and I visited the beautiful train display at Charleston Place, and now we are heading to decorate gingerbread cookies!
I'm a creature of habit when it comes to Christmas decorations. For a glimpse of what the holidays look like around our house, check out decorations from 2016 and 2017...I've also added a few new things, which I'll share this year. Ho-Ho-Hope you enjoy!
These wooden reindeer are a yardsale find. Let's take bets on how many times EB knocks them over this year!
Poinsettia plate! The sunflowers were a birthday gift from a girlfriend.
Front porch lights. I still also put up wreaths on the windows (seen in previous years)
This new cabinet/chest came from my parents and I'm still figuring out how to style it.
On the door heading into K's office:
I got this little golden mistletoe knick knack 75% off a Target last year.
Lots going on around here since Thanksgiving, Let's catch up! I think I mentioned I came down with a pretty nasty cold , which really lingered around for a while. Luckily I was feeling better by the next weekend, in time to celebrate my 33rd Birthday! It was very low key this year. K and I had dinner at Mellow while EB had an overnight with my parents. I also grabbed dessert at the new Avondale Kaminsky's with friends:
The weather was so nasty but we still were able to pick out a tree under the tent. I will share Holiday decorations soon!
EB and I have done great with Holiday shopping this year...just a few more things on the list. Here she is taking a snack break in the Target food court. Did y'all know they give kids a free piece of fruit?
Last week I had "Cookies with Mom" at EB's school, it was so cute!
This past Saturday I attended a Cookie Swap at my girls house. Confession, I don't love to bake. Maybe with more time and less distractions, but overall I much prefer cooking. Anyway, these are cookies I made with a brownie mix and mint chips. I give them a B-
And bringing it around to today...we saw Santa! EB's sweet lil beret did not last long, but the picture still turned out precious!
The prettiest sight to see...
Okiedokie friends! I hope to share our Holiday Home and Christmas cards soon!