I’m still working on the Thanksgiving update so stay tuned for that dear audience.
So. Yesterday was December 1st. Therefore Advent Calendars are back in this household.
However this year no edible ones.
Mainly because we think TT is still a bit young for daily chocolate, and she’s old enough to be totally annoyed if her big brother has one when she doesn’t. So we went with fancy toy ones.
But, there are very few options for two year olds.
#1 Son has a Lego one. TT? Well we scoured everywhere and finally found a Paw Patrol one with no tiny pieces. TT still insists on sticking non food items in her mouth!
As for me, normally I have a Hotel Chocolat sharing one, but I didn’t think about it in time and I don’t know if they ship here.
So instead, I treated myself to a Sparkle Yarn advent box from Tinky Dye Yarns. The lovely Maria has been still shipping my clubs to me so this was a lovely addition.
The glorious box:
It also comes with a bespoke pattern which will soon be on sale on Ravelry from the lovely Julie-Ann Amos and I am happily working my way through it.
I have not yet opened today’s window.
We also went to the Melrose Christmas Lights switch on last night:
There was live music
The children wanted some of the light up plastic tat that they sell. #1 Son got a light sabre, TT a snowflake magic wand.
That wand lasted less than 30 minutes before she whacked it against the stroller hard enough to shatter the snowflake 🙄
It’s not like they were $10 apiece or anything….
But the piéce de resistance of the evening was seeing SANTA.
Yes those are the Melrose High School cheerleaders.
The best bit though?
The kids. Both were so thrilled to see Santa.
I teared up with the happiness. I didn’t expect the sheer delight for both of them.
Mall visits will happen soon.
Today or tomorrow we will buy a tree and new decorations.
Oh, I’m also trying a new nail salon tomorrow as my last set didn’t last two days 😡😡😡