This weekend I really started to get into the Christmas spirit. I finished decorating the house (still have to put the boxes away!), almost finished all the Christmas cards to mail out, started all my wrapping, and even fit in some (online) shopping. I usually prefer shopping in actual stores, but I have to admit that there is something appealing about not having to get out of your PJs and fight crowds.
On Friday night, we went over to our friends for dinner and then out for a walk to see their town’s holiday light displays.
Every tree in the park was covered in lights, and the centerpiece was this metal frame, with giant decorated trees and a vintage sleigh, which had kids scrambling to hop inside and pretend they were on a “one horse open sleigh”. (I probably would have done the same if they hadn’t already been on there).
The skating rink just opened for the season, and dozens of people were taking advantage of the perfect skating weather – mild temperature, no wind and no snow to shovel!
After awhile we decided to walk up and down the main street, and check out all the window displays.
The stores weren’t open, but they were kind enough to leave the lights on for window gawkers like us.
After a nice long walk, we headed back to their house to open a bottle of wine and catch up…and of course play with their sweet little kitty. (Until Whiskey chased her up the stairs. Doesn’t she know he just wants to play).
Today I got up early to make icing for cookie decorating at a kids party this afternoon, and then I’ll be taking photos of kids with Santa. Fingers crossed that none of them have a complete meltdown when they see the man in red.