12/15/2013 In My Writing
Dec 15, 2013

Pre-Christmas Fun

This weekend we did a lot of the pre-Christmas things we needed to get ready for the holiday. There have been a lot of fun times  with ‘lil q in the last 26 months, but this weekend was among the best. We started by taking pictures to send ‘lil q’s mother. (I’m not sure what else to call her – surrogate sounds so impersonal and she is not a business dealing, but a friend and I won’t name her because she deserve her privacy so she’s ‘lil q’s mother).

Despite a bit of a cold, ‘lil was in a great mood all weekend. Saturday we got up early, had bagels and went shopping. We didn’t get a lot accomplished, but we had fun poking around the outdoor mall, looking for the ‘hidden’ speakers that played the Christmas music and then getting hot chocolate at ‘the coffee place’ because home wasn’t fun enough I guess. Ultimately I had to wait until she went to sleep to go back out shopping and get a few gifts.

Today got our Christmas tree. We’ve gone shopping with ‘lil q for a tree the last three years. The first one she was barely 2 months old. Last year she could barely walk. This year – well this year she could walk and talk, but seemed less interested in finding a tree than in playing among them. Have a look: (I’ve tried to make it fit on the page, but I can’t shrink the video – if you click the two arrows in the bottom right corner of the video screen it will fit on the page as you watch.)

Fun times. Next week we make Christmas Cookies. 🙂


  1. skylar1776 says:

    Love the pictures, actually LOL at the video. Oh to be young again and find everything fun, new and interesting. We call can take a reminder from lil ‘q on that. I think it’s wonderful that you share updates with lil ‘q mom and I love being outside looking in at your wonderful family. Thank you for sharing.

    • Isn’t it so amazing to see what kids find amusing and how they can make things fun anywhere? We don’t let her watch TV so she’s been good at using her imagination for play time – I think I like watching what she does as much as she likes doing it. 🙂

  2. Jo Ann says:

    She’s a cutie and having a good time. They are so adorable at that age.:)

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