2. Inappropriate Christmas crafts. The artistic liberties Brooks took this week at Bobbi's had me crying with laughter. I wondered if the amount of happiness I felt by my not even 2 year old son mistakenly or purposefully decorating the groinal regions of a snowman and a penguin was wrong and all kinds of inappropriate in itself. But at the same time I was so proud. These will be prominent pieces of our Christmas decorating for many many years to come.
3. Popcorn dates with Brooks. Whether it be a busy day, growth spurts, terrible twos or molars coming in, we are finding more and more that after work and even on weekends, what Brooks needs is down time. And whether it be low iron, nearing 30 weeks of pregnancy or just plain laziness, I need it too. So why not add popcorn? Our most recent popcorn date was full of lots of giggles and sharing with Miller and Ridge. It was perfect.
4. Festival of Trees. It's been a few years since I was involved with our Festival of Trees submission at work so I was happy to be asked to help out this year. This year's event theme is Romance Me and it's hard to tell from the picture, but our trees remind me of look of brooch covered wedding bouquets. Pretty usually isn't my thing, but our trees are so so pretty! We spent a large part of Friday setting up at the banquet site and I spent most of my time admiring the other entries as well. Our SaskWater tree has won People's Choice 5 out of the past 6 years, but we have some major competition this year. People's Choice or not, it's so great to be able to help support one of the biggest fundraising events for the Moose Jaw Health Foundation.
5. My maternity coat. My sister-in-law has this coat (Momo Maternity Aubrey) in white and raves about it so when I came across it really really really on sale on Beyond the Rack I snatched it up in teal. With Miss Quinn not due until the beginning of February I knew my fall jacket (unable to be zipped up over my belly) just wasn't going to get me through. I just started wearing it this week and LOVE it! It is super cute and comfy and there is still room for me to grow in it. Plus my SIL got hers altered after babies to continuing wearing so I will definitely be looking into that option too. (I was trying to take a selfie in it, but my screen was blurry and it took me way too long to realize it wasn't a malfunction of my camera but instead Brooks grime and spit on the lens.)