It's been a busy weekend at The Niemeyer Nest. Fun yet busy!
Sunday: Evie had a bad dream so I ended up in bed with her around 4. She's actually a pretty good sleeping companion and does not snore or hog the covers. We barely made it to church on time. It's a struggle for us to get ready and out the door by 8:15. Evie sat with us in big church and did an outstanding job. We were so proud of our Evie! After church, we all gathered to create beautiful Advent wreathes. My expectations were surpassed and I was amazed with the huge selection of greenery for our wreaths. Evie loved creating "Aretha" which is her word for wreath. Henry mostly enjoyed munching on Christmas cookies and sitting on the window sill with another little boy. We dashed home and made the kids some lunch. Then, I headed out for lunch and shopping with a friend. It was so fun to get out for a bit and enjoy the gorgeous day with a friend. Maura and I had a fantastic time. It was our first time getting together without the kids since before Abby was born in 2008. Needless to say, we were long overdue! I raced back home and we all headed out to choose our Christmas tree. Carl loves Home Depot trees so we headed there along with the rest of Williamson County. Everyone was friendly, festive and filled with holiday cheer. One lady told Carl that there is nothing sweeter than seeing a family select their tree. What a delightful lady to share that with our family! Carl and Evie worked on lighting the tree while I tried to keep Henry out of the way. He is infatuated with all things Christmas and is the first to find Elfa each morning, point out Christmas lights or Santa Claus. It was bit crazy trying to get everything accomplished so I lit the advent wreath with the kids and then we participated in our reading from three different rooms in the house. I am pretty sure that it is not the intended method so we will be sure to work on that for next week. Our house is a disaster, the parents are beyond exhausted but our children are brimming with anticipation of Christmas. That makes it all worthwhile!