Saturday, December 26, 2015

On the First and Second Day of Christmas

Well, we got one day into my meticulously arranged and hand drawn Twelve Days of Christmas plan before it was in need of revising.  I'm not saying it's completely Aunt Kate's fault for bumping us to next weekend but......well, it totally is :)

Maybe next year I'll make our plan using post-it notes for ease of last minute changing.

We did get out to see lights on Christmas day night, but today we opted for the United States Botanic Garden instead of building gingerbread houses.  They have a fun train exhibit there that the kids thought was amazing.  It took a forty minute wait in line to get into the fifteen minutes worth of train display but the kids didn't seem to mind and they loved the rest of the gardens too.  We did a loop around the Capital Building while we were there and saw the Supreme Court building as well so that was fun....and also a little sad that we've lived here for over a year now and that was the first time we've really done any DC sightseeing apart from a handful of Smithsonian museum trips.  Oh well, I have a lot of kids and I can't emphasize enough how much I dislike driving in DC, it's second only to how much I dislike looking for elevators to get into and out of the metro stations with my double stroller.

Pushing most of our Christmas activities until after Christmas day really took the pre-Christmas pressure to get all the things done off and now it's making our post-Christmas day celebrations much more enjoyable.  We haven't had that dreaded after Christmas morning let down once all the presents have been unwrapped (because they haven't) and all the fun is done (because it isn't!).  

Here's to a happy rest of the Christmas season.....may you all drag out your celebrations for as long as you can!

P.S.  Why don't we all just take a moment to scroll back up and gaze admiringly at Margaret's hair?  This unseasonably warm and rainy Christmas weather is a bit unfortunate for creating the ideal Christmas atmosphere but the humidity is doing wonders for her little carrot top curls :)
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