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I'm thinking I lost a month....how can it already be December?<br><br>
We brought our Christmas tree in today and decorated it. The first ornament broke, luckily it wasn't a favorite. Perhaps it's good luck? I'm sure it won't be the only one to break this year. Every time I decorate a tree I think of my brother and his goofy Bugs Bunny Air Freshener that he hung on our family tree as an ornament. It was so silly. I should try to buy one for him as a present!<br><br>
Has anyone been doing anything fun? We went to the REI store so DH could get some socks the other day. Lily took the Alden down the tree house slide, he didn't really want to go down any slides for awhile after that....
 

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We haven't been getting out much with the newborn -- she screams in the car about 50% of the time making outings unpleasant. Wish the bus service were better on the eastside.
 

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I need to get my house clean enough to have room for the tree. I'm so tired of the kiddos toys being tracked all over. And dh does bedtime with them because I'm putting dd down, and he NEVER remembers to have them do the customary clean up! Ugh!<br><br>
We haven't been doing too much. Seems like cold after cold comes running through our family. Today I have to drive to Snohomish with dd and ds2 to pick up our 1/4 cow. Not looking forward to the drive! Dh took ds1 to the kids' symphony in Seattle.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Let us know how he liked the symphony. That might be a fun activity for DD and her G'Ma to attend.</div>
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He LOVED it. It was just about an hour long and the counductor talked to the kids between songs and such. Dh said any longer would have been too long for Will, but they're geared towards 5-12 yos and he's almost 5, so that sounds about right.<br><br>
They're doing Peter and the Wolf in March I think. That's one of my favorites.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">They're doing Peter and the Wolf in March I think. That's one of my favorites.</div>
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Ooooh, DS LOVES Peter and the Wolf! I wonder if he could sit still long enough for it...(he'll be 3.75 by then).<br><br>
We got our tree right after Thanksgiving and have been making ornaments. That sounds a lot more crafty than we are actually - I went to Michael's and bought a bunch of foam Christmas shaped ornament things (stockings, balls) and a set of stamps, sparkly snowflake stickers, pipe cleaners, pom-poms, etc and we've been playing with those. Making lots of messes. I just love having the tree up though - so cheery with the lights.<br><br>
Pregnancy hormones are kind of wreaking havoc on my mood lately. Not usually a crier, but I seem to cry at the drop of a hat - mostly when I'm frustrated. It's super exhausting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ooooh, DS LOVES Peter and the Wolf! I wonder if he could sit still long enough for it...(he'll be 3.75 by then).</div>
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They also have the tiny tot programs for the younger crowd (0-5, I think) at Benaroya Hall (although the symphony doesn't actually perform). I took dd to one concert last year, but at 1 she was a little young. Even this year I don't know how impressed she'd be. Maybe next year...
 

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November flew by here too!<br><br>
Anyone doing any fun holiday stuff? We went to winterfest at the center last weekend for a short visit. We're doing Santa train later in the month but that's as far as I've figured out.
 

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We're doing the Santa Train on the 19th. Hoping to go downtown and do the carousel and see the gingerbread houses sometime when dh is off of work. And that's about it for now!
 

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I think were doing Santa Train the 19th too! Thats the last day right?<br><br>
I really want to get down to see the gingerbread houses too. Is it crazy busy? I'm trying to decide if that should be just me and the older or if I could manage both kids solo.<br><br>
I'm freezing! I just discovered that a little mouse thought my car would make a good refuge and chewed a sizable hole in the car by the heater (under the hood). Not happy!
 

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I'm not familiar with the gingerbread houses. Is that part of winterfest at Seattle Center or is it elsewhere?
 

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The gingerbread houses are at the Sheraton. Here's a little write up about it <a href="http://www.familyfriendlyfood.com/2009/12/gingerbread-houses-at-the-sheraton-seattle-2009/" target="_blank">http://www.familyfriendlyfood.com/20...-seattle-2009/</a>
 

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We've taken both our boys out on "mommy dates" to the symphony. I agree this is just great. This is a special tradition for our family. I get all dressed up with one kid at a time to do something special. Our older son took me to Wild Ginger and then the Sacred Sounds of Christmas. Our middle son took me out for pancakes and then to a performance geared at 5-12 year olds. He's 2...but loves music and did well.<br><br>
I'd like to take them to see the Nutcracker, but that may need to wait for next year. A little spendy.<br><br>
The lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden are beautiful. I think this costs a $5 donation.<br><br>
You could go Ice Skating in Bellevue or Renton.<br><br>
There's snow in the mountains, so go play outside.<br><br>
We've been doing lots of cookie exchanges and holiday craft parties with other families. So fun. The kids are on a 2 week sugar high, but I really can't complain. We're having fun.<br><br>
To escape the cold weather, go swimming indoors at one of the warm "therapy" pools.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The gingerbread houses are at the Sheraton. Here's a little write up about it <a href="http://www.familyfriendlyfood.com/2009/12/gingerbread-houses-at-the-sheraton-seattle-2009/" target="_blank">http://www.familyfriendlyfood.com/20...-seattle-2009/</a></div>
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The pictures look really neat. I'm not sure if we'll make it this year, but maybe next... We're going to try to get down to Seattle Center one of these days for the events there, though. Also headed to the Greenlake Pathway of Lights tonight.
 

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We were going to go to the carousel yesterday but Lily got sick. Seems to be a mild cold. DH and I are going out alone to dinner and then to a holiday party tonight! Woo Hoo. I'm trying to think of the last time we went out without the kids. I think it was last summer.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think were doing Santa Train the 19th too! Thats the last day right?<br><br>
I really want to get down to see the gingerbread houses too. Is it crazy busy? I'm trying to decide if that should be just me and the older or if I could manage both kids solo.<br><br>
I'm freezing! I just discovered that a little mouse thought my car would make a good refuge and chewed a sizable hole in the car by the heater (under the hood). Not happy!</div>
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I think the 20th is. We have 9am (ugh, dh bought the tix) on the 19th.
 

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It's finally a bit warmer -- yay for rain!
 

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Just an FYI for those braving the Santa Train - there are no windows on the train! We knew this before our (first & only) trip last year, but holy moly - it was more than cold, it was FREEZING. To be fair we were bundled with polypropelene and everything, but I think last year was like record cold or something. DH vowed never to return. Take handwarmers & don't depend on that hot cocoa to warm you up - you have to wait in line (outside) to see Santa before you wait in line (outside) to get into the (unheated) traincar to get some!<br><br>
DD LOVED the Tiny Tot program at Benaroya when she was 1 & 2! Such a cool program! I didn't know there was another symphony program....? Anyone have the dish?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Pookie - DD was the same way in the car. It was <span style="text-decoration:underline;">awful</span>. We braved a trip to Bellingham once. Everyone said "Oh she'll fall asleep eventually.." Nope. She screamed the ENTIRE way there & the WHOLE way back. No sleeping. Sending you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes">
 

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It depends on the car you get on on the train. We've had windows every time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
The other symphony program is the Discover Kids (I think that's the name).
 
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