Holiday Stroll….

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It’s been a while since I last wrote a post.  I’ve been busy with every day life, something I’m sure everyone can relate too.  The little Monkey has been feeling icky and that makes him extra buggy, if there is such a thing as him being even more buggy than usual.  You would think being two is bad enough.

Homeschooling has been extra busy lately too.  The Little Professor has been swamped with projects, reports, essays and experiments.   I’m not sure what they were thinking when the created his curriculum but apparently they do not know how many hours are in a day.  Thankfully he loves it, so it’s not hard to get him to do his work, plus he committed to getting it done so that he doesn’t have to work on it when we’re in Disney in a month from now.

We’re super excited about that!  We are going to be testing out the new MagicBands, so we have our Fast Pass rides selected and ready to go.  That’s just made us even more excited since we know what days we’ll be going on which rides!  It doesn’t get much better than that.

In the mean time, tonight we attended our town’s annual Holiday Stroll.  It’s something the kids like to do every year.  I, personally, am not a big fan because it’s cold and there are so many people…two things I’m not a big fan of, but I do it because the kids love it.  This year we went early, which helped with the crowds and the cold, and we got to see Santa arriving escorted by police cars and fire trucks.  The kids wanted to go and sit on his lap but Big D and I refused to wait in the massively long line up.   I don’t know, maybe if it had been warmer or maybe if Santa wasn’t hanging out at the local funeral home, we might have waited but the combination was a big deterrent and we decided to go try the soup at the First Baptist church instead.

Those lady’s at that church sure do make great soup!  It’s my absolute favourite part of the Holiday Stroll.  After the soup, we made our way over to one of the banks who takes Polaroids of the kids meeting a various “winter” characters.  This year it was the Gingerbread Man, the Christmas Tree and a Penguin.

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 I have no idea who thinks this up, but the kids love it.  The Princess has been talking about it for weeks, so she was so excited to do it.  Later we had Santa hats made with the kids names on it…again!  I’m not sure what we’ll do with all those hats we’ve had made.  I was kind of hoping they would have something like stockings instead, but nope…it was hats.

Eventually, we made our way home and Big D started a fire and we all warmed up.  Somehow, I managed to get the Oscar Meyer Wiener song in my head and the little Professor was looking at me strangely as I sang it to myself.  He thought I was pretty nuts and when I asked him what kind of wiener he wished he was then, he replied “The kind that doesn’t get eaten”.  That made me laugh and laugh…he’s a funny kid that one!

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