Amanda: We tied, how funny! I didn't even see the Harry Potter baby, I thought we were tied for first. Oh well!
Jaimee: The prize was a supporter membership to MDC.
The girls and I all have colds this week. All the kids in my class have been passing it around and I thought I had made it when I finished last week healthy, ready for a whole week off. Then, the cold hit me over the weekend. Oh, the luck of a preschool teacher! I've passed it on to both girls. I'm hoping it just doesn't get any worse than it is. We're all still able to sleep okay, just feeling a little puny and extra tired. I had an inservice meeting at work yesterday morning and took advantage of the fact that we'd already paid the sitter. I got a couple of hours at home by myself to rest before DH came home with the girls. It was bliss even if I was blowing my nose and coughing the whole time.
Anyone have exciting plans for the holiday? This is the first time we're trying to get two families done in one day. I expect it to be miserable on the girls and I will probably be ready to come home and crash by the end of it. Hopefully our parents appreciate the effort, though! I guess I should feel lucky that both families are local, so at least we don't have to drive too far.
I got the girls' Christmas gifts ordered yesterday. All I need to do for them is find some PJs and stocking stuffers now. Then, we're onto the rest of our list. I was hoping to find some DIY projects for DD1's teacher gifts, but my motivation is lacking. Greta is getting a little piano and DD1 is getting a big girl dollhouse. I had a really hard time coming up with things for them. I stuck with my 4 gifts rule, aside from their pj's and ornament that they will get on Christmas Eve. I really can't believe it's Christmas season already, but still so excited. I love this time of year. Plus, it means the school year is almost half over!