Happy Holidays everyone.
I took the girls to see The Muppets this morning. If you haven’t seen it – GO! I don’t remember the last movie I loved that much. The nostalgia got to me. I grew-up on the Sunday night Muppets on the T.V. I admit I cried several times just out of pure joy. Also I was the only parent who gave the movie a standing ovation at the end. Listening to all of the parents laugh throughout the movie while our kids sat their clueless was seriously priceless.
Also, yes I took Astrid to a movie. She’s two and she did great. But it was a 9:30am movie. Awesome.
We spent the rest of the day doing a bit of last minute shopping, baking cookies and then after Astrid was cozy in bed I let the big girls stay up and we watched the third Harry Potter movie. They are just now getting into them. It was fabulous. Eloise is probably still sitting up in her bed with her lights on and eyes open. She spent much of the movie hiding under a blanket. Esther kept saying “OMG how cool!” I’m in Eloise’s camp when it comes to scary movies.
We have a quiet weekend planned. We are going a good friend’s home for Christmas eve and will have friends over Christmas afternoon for games and then my dad is coming for dinner. I’m making ham and shrimp. Good thing we aren’t Jewish anymore.
Speaking of Jewish, when the holidays are over I have a post about religion based upon a conversation that Eloise and I had this week. Oy. Speaking of that subject - when we visited my Grandma last weekend (oh, she turned 88 on the 22nd by the way – yes we share a birthday) she called me a “liberal city girl” Best. Compliment. Ever. I love still being a girl.
Anyway, enjoy our Holiday Card. If you really want a hard copy one next year just email me your address and you are on our list. Otherwise, enjoy it here. with the outtakes. I totally scrapped this photo shoot we did in the woods and we decided to play dress-up and get out some fur and pearls. The girls were in heaven. What can I say – they are girly-girls.
Have a fabulous weekend. I am thankful for all of you who take the time to visit here. Maybe I will send you all a candy cane.
Love you and Happy Holidays.