Of course I couldn't get Ashley to see Santa, but I'm not too old!
It is one of Ashley and my favorite things to do at this party!
Tuesday, Ashley and I went to a ladies Christmas party.
I also became the photographer for this party as well. Unfortunately, it was crowded so I took all the pictures from my seat on the couch. We played dirty Santa.Ashley fell in love with this beaded pillow and stole it. She got to keep it too.
After the party Ashley and I went around our neighborhood and looked at Christmas lights.
This house is the best. Even the back yard is decorated.
Wednesday, Mason begged to make cookies.
Thursday, Ashley had her first tap performance. She has been taking a class on Saturdays for about 6 Saturdays. They learned a dance for one song and they performed it with the Theater Bug's Winter Concert. (Which again I was the official photographer.) Any free time during the week, Ashley and I had been going to Goodwills around town trying to find something for her to wear. The attire was supposed to be pastel vintage. We couldn't find anything! Finally, Wednesday at the 3rd Goodwill we bought a plain gray skirt and plain pastel blue shirt. So I looked up on YouTube and found out how to make a Peter Pan collar and I made it for her shirt.
Then I made some bows and sewed them on her socks.
We also found this lovely dress at Goodwill. Now all she needs is an event to wear it.
Here she is dancing...She did a great job.
So Friday, Ashley had another performance and Mason, Aussie and I went to a Christmas party at the Todhunters. And well...I must have been pictured out because I didn't take one picture!
But it was super fun! We had a Dirty Santa present exchange and it was hysterical! You know how most typical dirty Santas go...you open a present or you steal one. This started out just like that. Then at the very end someone set a timer and no one knew how much time was on the timer. Then we quickly went through the numbers over and over again. When your number was called you could either pass or exchange your gift with a gift someone else had. People got faster and faster as time went by because no one knew when the timer would go off and when it went off you were stuck with the gift you had in your hands. I ended up with a magnetic "paperdoll" Barbie kit, which will end up in Ashley's stocking. Then the person who got the owl plate that I showed interest in, gave it to me.
Saturday was another busy day, Ashley had 2 performances. I got to sit in one of them and watch. Then I went home and got the boys and took them to dinner. I was trying to find a place to eat that was kind of different. I took them to Waffle House. We walked in and Aussie wanted to sit at the bar. UGH! OK...we sat at the bar and the waitress decided that I would be her psychologist for the night. I was supposed to be having nice quality time with my boys but she talked my ear off. She's three months pregnant with her first child...she thinks her boyfriend is going to propose...they want to get married in Jacksonville, Fl...she is in line to have twins...she felt 2 rolls...and she hasn't been to the doctor yet. She called all of us baby in her thick southern voice. Then instead of saying, "now come back y'all." she said, "Come back and see me!" HA!!
Then we picked up Ashley. One of her friends took this picture in the lobby.
And today (well officially yesterday) we went to church. I had a meeting after church and sewing class. So Greg took the kids to Applebees for lunch. Apparently, that was an interesting adventure. The entire restaurant was intrigued with Aussie solving his cubes. Two tables requested for him to come to their table and perform. Anyway, I wasn't there but people gave him money to solve. He ended up with $7.00. Crazy!
And even though I despise this picture, apparently Mason had a fun time with his Ribs.
And I'll leave you with a picture of my extremely soft cat, Lucky.