Wednesday, December 8, 2021

First Week of December

We've had a lot of randomness so far this month.  The kids got a new toy as a "thank for being brave and getting vaccinated" gift from a pharmacist friend of ours.  Esme calls it the flying fan and it's so fun!
Esme did a pizza fundraiser for school and they finally came in after a month delay.  We just sold to family and a few neighbors, but she cute little thank you notes for them.  Our neighbor, Betsy, had recently attended the VanGogh exhibit and gifted Esme with some flowers.
Speaking of vaccines, Esme for shot #2 on Saturday.  She was very concerned in the days leading up to it and talked about it a lot.  I ended up having to bear hug her for the nurse to get it done.  Left is before and right is after with a special donut treat.
Saturday night we attended a surprise 60th Birthday for our neighbor across the street.  Her family had a whole day of fun culminating in a party at the VFW.  She was so surprised and it was fun to have a night out.  They had a caricaturist too and I love this drawing even if it doesn't look exactly like us.  It's getting a place on the wall soon!
The kids spent the night at grandpa and nana's.  I didn't bring their snow gear so they had to borrow some that was way to big because they just wanted to play outside.
After picking them up, we drove out to Maple Lake to pick up a free hangin tent pod.  On the way home, we stopped to visit with my friend Chelsey who was home from New Jersey for a funeral.  It's been at least 2 years since we've seen each other and it was good to catch up, even for just an hour.  Esme loved chasing the cat around and terrifying it with her puppy Kyla.
Week two of Advent gifts brought a scissor lift truck for Parker, Dinosaur drawing book for Esme, and chocolates for Jimmy.
We hung up the new tent as well and it was a hit with both kids!
I've been doing a lot of purging and one gem I found while going through boxes is a shelf I made in middle school.  I used it in out laundry/mud room to replace some 3M hooks we were using for keys.

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