//Sunday, December 4, 2016//
Today we watched a ballet and went to the symphony. You know, just a typical Sunday around here.
We started the day early for a Sunday, around 7:30 am we were all up and at ’em, getting our tree up and in the house before Joe left for another long workday.
Waffles for breakfast this morning, with these two little helpers:
Oh, and these two little helpers too:
The girls and I basically followed Joe to work so we could spend some time looking at the gingerbread houses and watch a couple music performances.
We stayed way longer than I had planned, mainly because I couldn’t pull the girls away from a ballet performance of songs from Dancing for Joy’s Nativity Show. I don’t blame them — it was really beautiful. By the time we left the ferry terminal it was 1 pm. We stopped at Starbucks for a quick lunch (quick with two littles = 45 minutes). Then, I drove them back to Ferndale to drop Maggie off at Dave and Annette’s.
Lyla and I were generously given tickets to the Whatcom Symphony’s holiday concert at 3 pm, and we made it just in time to park and find our seats. Ly was pretty tired from running around all day so she had a hard time sitting still for the first half of the concert. Luckily they were serving cocoa at intermission in the side theatre so we go to go in there, sit on the floor with our hot chocolate and watch a violin performance by a bunch of amazing little kids.
The second half of the concert the symphony played the soundtrack to The Snowman, while it played up on the big screen. Lyla loved that. Overall, we had a fun time. She says her favorite thing about school is music class, so I was happy to be able to point out that three of my music teachers from elementary and high school were actually playing in the symphony that day.
After picking up Maggie, we got home around 6:30 pm. While dinner was cooking (quesadillas with leftover pork and spanish rice, hat tip once again to the Instant Pot), I was treated to a living room ballet performance:
I’m guessing we’ll have a lot of ballet-themed adventures at our house over the coming weeks.
By the time we finished dinner, baths and books it was almost 8:30 — time for bed for the kiddos.
Joe and I both stayed up way too late trying to get laundry folded and put away and the house picked up for the week.
We had a great time with our busy little Sunday, but at the end of the day, I was definitely feeling the pinch of being away from home for a whole day (read: no lunches packed for Monday morning, no clothes picked out, etc., etc.).
There you have it, Week in My Life 2016 has come to a close. One last smudged mirror selfie to say goodnight and see you again soon: