You know I love the holidays but MAN am I ready for some free weekends AMIRIGHT!?
So, let’s just get straight down to business and talk about all the sh*t we did.
Hanukkah was nice and early this year! David and I accompanied his grandmother to an auction for the Jewish Academy to kick off the season. The 80’s theme was everything.
Each night of Hanukkah, we lit those candles and I sang my best blessings. We dispensed little gifts to E and of course Jack, our “mensch on a bench” kept a close eye on us.
I also got to see the Nutcracker with my friend Kelly and her daughter! We had a fabulous time but I was a little disappointed there wasn’t any audience participation because I had my ballet shoes in my purse.
Soon enough December 22nd rolled around and David and I took the train to Pasco to spend 5 days in lovely Kennewick.
The train was SO MUCH FUN and I felt like I was on the Polar Express. We watched a movie, purchased little bottles of wine and split a king-sized Snickers.
The next day, we woke up and headed over to Megan and Ben’s to see none other than….
Tate is in the cutest phase right now. I mean, yes he throws fits sometimes but his little face scrunches up so cutely that even when he doing the blood-curdling scream, it’s adorbs.
We decided to head to Beaver Bark to get him Santa pics and see the reindeer.
OF COURSE right before it is Tate’s turn to meet Santa this DUMB-ASS employee dressed up like the Grinch, complete with the long, green, furry fingers comes over to us. So obviously Tate is absolutely terrified of him and the Grinch is like, still trying to interact with him so I just shout “Go away Grinch!”. Hahahaaa.
But then Tate was a little sheepish and was expected to sit down and smile, so we got this little face, which is still pretty cute:
And then we made Nan take 2934733 pics of us with these huge hats on because #Christmas.
Later that night, we took Tate to the trampoline park and really it was all I could have asked for my birthday because homeboy LOVED IT. And nothing makes me happier than my nephew laughing. It’s like crack.
We played in the toddler area most of the time and quickly discovered that Tate sucks at jumping…but he did love sliding around and being thrown in the foam pit.
Here I am trying to push him up to Megan…unsuccessfully.
And yes I did wear a giant pair of David’s basketball shorts the gym.
That night we played shanghia rummy and I put on the new rainbow highlighter I got from Kelly’s daughter. 10 out of 10 unicorn.
Also of course we went to the Sports Page with Ray-Ray and got turnt.
Just kidding. We basically hung out and then went to Ron’s for chips and cheese.
Christmas Eve my birthday, it was ALL ABOUT ME! So I put a bunch of glitter on my face.
Actually, we just went to the mall and my mom bought me 7 pairs of underwear at VS for $28. But it was pretty fun picking them out. We also went to Claire’s. Claire’s is overly stimulating for me, much like the store Justice.
But we did find this gem:
That night I opened up some prezzies and we had DQ ice cream cake.
The next day was Christmas and all just kinda mozied around until like noon, when Amy and Shannon got up (Amy had to work x-mas eve, so they couldn’t come until midnight).
Annnnd, they brought their precious dogs Ellie and Toby!
That night after dinner we hung out, played games and watched TV like the Americans that we are.
We did a little shopping on the day after Christmas, but I didn’t find anything too amazing. My mom and Megan however, randomly found me a really expensive leotard and ballet skirt at T.J Maxx (of all places) for $10. So THAT rocked.
David and I came back home to Portland on the 27th and spent the next few days being deathly ill! We started to feel better right around New Years.
My resolution? Improve my ballet.
Peace out 2017.