The Monday after Thanksgiving we visited the Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. It turned out to be a GREAT day to go. We almost felt like we had the place to ourselves.
The last morning of our trip. Dash and Tuck had a tea party with Ah-Mah and Ah-Gong. We had an uneventful trip back to DC and were home doing laundry by dinner time.
Tuck and his green plastic tractor from the Mold-O-Rama machine at the museum. Dash said, "You stick the money in, and it turns into a tractor!"
Wednesday the boys and I headed down to the farm, where my mom had raked two giant piles of leaves to jump in.
Toys from London, gifts from Aunt G's travels.
I spent a lot of the day putting up the Christmas decorations (minus the tree). I don't listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, and I don't put up any Christmas decorations until December, but once I get started I really dive into it. There was Christmas music playing all day around here for most of the month. That's our light-up deer in the yard, so far the only yard adornment I've consented to. Mr. E would have us be one of those crazy lit-up houses if I'd let him. Is it a guy thing?
Enzo the Elf also made his annual early-December appearance. I've seen a lot of criticism of The Elf on the Shelf, but we're big fans in our household.