It started with a drizzly rain that turned to hail. The kids said it was snowing; I said it wasn't. But then soft, fat flakes began drifting down. The kids played, had cocoa, and played some more. L even managed a snowman in the front yard.
Between my mother, my sister, my niece, my daughter, and myself, we had plenty of homemade cookies for our open house. (We have nothing against boys and men baking, but that didn't happen for this event.) This picture doesn't show all of them. I tried to taste almost every one, which gave me quite a sugar overload. Luckily we've got more that we're enjoying all this week in the build up to Christmas.
Is he talking to Santa? We were waiting in line for a sleigh ride, pulled by two highschool aged reindeer when we saw this through the window. I love getting out of classes early enough to go on the Santa's Village field trip with my kids when they are in kindgergarten This year I got to accompany three litle boys in and out of the little houses in this magical town. We didn't see Santa because the line was too long, but Mrs. Claus passed out cookies, goats and puppies got petted, and everyone tried on a fireman outfit.
When we went to pick A up from our friend's house, we discovered they had great leaves for jumping in. H raked them into two piles, and the kids jumped and jumped. The next day we went back to play some more, and take their family picture. The wind is blowing most of the dying leaves from the trees.