The girls and I met TubaDad after work for a Fun Friday teppanyaki dinner. You know, the kind where they cook the dinner right at your table? I’ve always been a sucker for those shrimp flying through the air, the onion volcano, and those yummy little dipping sauces. It was always my choice for birthday dinners growing up.
Afterwards we were just going to head home for a PJ night in front of the fire, but realized the skies were dry for the first time that day (and it was REALLY pouring earlier – I even kept the girls home from an outdoor field trip). Anyhow, thought maybe we should take advantage of the lull in storms to check out Christmas in the Park. Turned out to be a great decision. First time I’ve ever seen the place without mobs of people. We got to ride rides, check out all the animated Christmas displays, ice skate without waiting in line, and more.
This picture makes me laugh – it wasn’t until we were tying the fourth wiggly little girl skate that TubaDad said “Hey, I think they’ve each got one of the other’s skates!” Gah. There was no way we were untying then retying those dang things again, so that’s how they skated:
The girls started off slow with the skating, clinging mightily to the rail, but in a few minutes were whizzing (shakily) around and saying that they wanted to do this every week.
They were pretty proud of themselves.
We saw almost everything there was to see, but not quite all of it. Pretty much at one point we looked down at watches, freaked out that it was almost 10pm and abruptly dragged our still-totally-not-sleepy girls home.
This morning is starting slow... Everyone slept in late (TubaDad is still sleeping – he had a tough week), and now it’s pajamas, hot cider, warm blankets, and watching the old Rudolph movie (and a little blogging for me):
If we muster up enough energy, the house will be decorated for Christmas today. At the very least, we need to find the dang Elf on the Shelf in one of those boxes in the garage. Ro already informed us that he WILL be here tonight since it’s the first of Dec. Has anyone else decorated yet?