Saturday (12/10) was the first Saturday morning I have had off from teaching Zumba in years. It was very nice to be around all day today. I took all three boys to AJ's Brain Balance appointment while Adrian went to a coaches meeting for Crossover basketball. He's going to coach both AJ and Daniel this season. In the afternoon, Adrian went out to finish his Christmas shopping and took the boys to shop for me as well. I did a bunch of things around the house including finishing my Christmas shopping online, starting my Christmas cards & making our annual picture calendar. After dinner, the boys helped me make cupcakes for church tomorrow and we played games and watched the Toy Story Christmas special.
After we finished with Santa we headed up the street to get bottomless fries at Red Robin (Yumm!) With our bellies full of burgers, fries and shakes, we headed home to decorate our second Christmas tree upstairs and get a few things done around the house. We finished up the night by watching our church Children's Ministry Christmas program. Only Zak wanted to participate this year, although after seeing it AJ said he wished he had done it. It was a very cute program and all of the kids did a great job!
Tuesday (12/13) I got Zak to school and went into school with AJ and Daniel. I was supposed to volunteer in both classrooms, but due to a schedule conflict I wasn't able to stay in Daniel's class. So I spent the full two hours in AJ's class helping with a huge project his teacher is working on. It is time consuming and monotonous, but will be worth it in the end. The best part was that AJ was SO excited to have me there. He kept looking over to where I was sitting and smiling. It was really fun!
While I was in the school, our first snow fall of the season started. It snowed all afternoon and we got about 3 inches. The boys were SO excited! It was really pretty to watch it fall all day & it was light and puffy and looked awesome on all the trees, especially those with Christmas lights. And bonus, the roads were cleared really quickly. But there was enough snow and ice that Boy Scouts was cancelled so the boys had a night off to hang out at home.
Wednesday (12/14) was a pretty typical day of work and school for all of us. I did have to drive to the other side of town to pick up a gift certificate that I won for the local drive thru light display. I'm so excited to do this, I've been wanting to do it for years and we haven't made it. Now we just have to pick a night to go. We finished up our day with Daniel and Zak having soccer and AJ playing with another older brother while all the young ones had their class.