I think it's safe to say I have already come close to ODing on the holidays. Don't get me wrong- I'm enjoying every twinkle-filled moment of Christmastime and all the festivities it entails, but good gracious, this is exhausting! First world problems, I know.
I do indeed have a picture of the dress I referenced in my last post, but I indeed did not end up wearing lipstick. Try not to focus on my pale lips and instead focus on the fact that I'm an adult taking a picture alone in front of a Christmas tree... with my hand on my hip.
Like a selfie, only more awkward!
We both took a vacation day on Thursday and miraculously, it went exactly as planned! We all slept in and then the twins went in late to daycare. Brian and I then spent SIX HOURS shopping at one of the outlet malls, which I would also highly recommend because weekday shopping meant not having to deal with Christmas shopping crowds.
We finished off the day by checking out Sugar Land Holiday Lights. Once again, weeknight = no crowds, and the kids had a great time, with the highlight being two trips around the carousel (during one of which Colby rode a turtle... since when were there turtles on carousels?!).
And as if the carousel ride wasn't exciting enough, we also made a cameo on the local news! And two people we knew actually saw it! We haven't had any fan mail arrive just yet, but I'm certain it will be here any day now.
See that shadowy kid on a guy's shoulders behind me? That would be Wade and Davis. We apparently did an awesome job of eclipsing Allison completely from this shot.
I also took a vacation day on Friday with grand plans to have some "me" time and tackle important tasks like wrapping Christmas presents. Unfortunately, it did not go exactly as planned because a certain sweet little sidekick of mine woke up with a fever (yes, again).
I didn't get nearly as much accomplished as I had hoped, but I enjoyed some extra one-on-one time with my favorite little lady and it was nice not to have to stress over missing work to keep her at home since I was already off for the day anyway.
The daycare was actually having a Christmas caroling program that afternoon at the same time as Clara's appointment with the pediatrician (spoiler alert: no explanation for the fever- probably just a random virus), so Brian graciously took over Clara duty so I could watch Colby "perform."
Just like at the Thanksgiving program, he kept his game face on and didn't bother participating in the actual singing. He didn't actually spot his fan club (Allison & the kids came, as did my mom) at first, but once he did, he decided to crawl slowly over to me, as if the teachers wouldn't notice if he did it that way- ha!