Sitting here on the couch, Diego is (finally!) asleep, and listening to the soothing churn of the dishwasher. What is it about the sound of a dishwasher running at night? It always brings a feeling like, ok, the day is done, time to tuck in.
Anyway, speaking of tucking in, trying not to think about the terrible world news, and instead, think about gratitude for the holiday season. I’m on winter break (!!!!!) and SO SO SO excited for a week+ to hang out with David and Diego.
Like last year, it’s been a pretty quiet one for us, holiday hoopla-wise, but here’s a few festive moments:
A few weeks ago, I met up with Molly in East Sacramento for a Holiday Home tour. It’s a Christmas fundraiser for a local school, and families volunteer their homes as models for holiday decorations. The homes are stunning and the decorations (like this sleigh on a lawn) are clever and classy. Plus, it was a gorgeous afternoon!
Eric came over and took photos for our Christmas card. Realizing it is incredibly difficult to get three people to smile and open their eyes, at the same time. I’m grateful Eric captured these moments :)
We decorated our tree..
And lit the menorah.
One of my favorite holiday traditions is Heather’s holiday cookie party. Unfortunately, I missed it this year. Saturday was unbelievably windy, and after seeing several bunches of tumbleweed fly across the freeway, I got nervous, turned around, and drove home. It’s so frustrating living so far away from friends!
Anyway, with the open afternoon, we decided to take Diego to meet Santa.
Classic Diego: composed yet skeptical.
I’ve always wanted to go to a holiday tea and today it happened! Molly’s mom was kind enough to watch Diego and Rose at her house (thank you, Mrs. Hirsch!!) and Molly, Adri and I went to lunch at the Camellia Tea Room in Benicia. It was a treat to spend the afternoon catching up with the two of them, and to really relax knowing Diego was happily playing with Rose.
Speaking of a happy Diego, OMG. Yesterday was the last day of Daycare before break. I walked in to pick up Diego and he was scooting around the living room, in this darling antler headpiece! Linda has a holiday party for the kids and Diego looked please as punch. It was pretty adorable.
Ok, the dishwasher is done. Time for bed!