Well... half way through the last week before Christmas. And I literally have nothing to do except count down the days.
I have talked to a few people and so many of them have not even started their Christmas shopping yet!
How on earth can you leave it so late, and still get just the 'right' things for everyone?
I'd be a blithering mess if I left it all to the last minute.
Have you finished? Or not even started?
As you know, it was Dante's birthday yesterday, so here's a few photos of last night's present openings, and his 'real' birthday cake ... which Bex made:
ABOVE: super excited because he got some 'Paw Patrol' toys, it's a new kid's TV programme that he loves. Tallulah the mad dog in the background, equally excited!
ABOVE: The AMAZING cake Bex made for Dante. Her first 'real' cake, with fondant and so on. Didn't she do well!
ABOVE: Blowing out the candles. And showing the inner cakes (3), chocolate and banana, and it was very yummy.
ABOVE: We said he could... have the first bite! lol
ABOVE: Dante and Tallulah had a blast running through bubbles at bedtime! Tallulah went NUTS chasing them and eating them! Dante loved running through them and kept saying to Steve "More?" Steve got a bit breathless after blowing bubbles for half an hour. *smiles*
Right, that's it for the birthday photos. Now...
Even though I don't have anything left to do for Christmas, I am going to take the kids out to the mall so they can enjoy the atmosphere, and I still need to visit the bank... something I didn't get around to yesterday.
COCO: I'm a bit worried about her. She is not herself. Suddenly she's not that fond of Tallulah. And she's acting SCARED all the time? Like, hovering under our feet, always wanting to be on our lap, just not quite 'normal' for her. I hope she's OK and nothing is really wrong with her. I even wonder if someone is hurting her without our knowing? I just don't know what's going on with her. *sigh*
Right, gunna go and start the day... and keep a closer eye on my Coco.
Jobs done. Fairly busy in Sylvia Park, but not too bad. Raining quite heavily too, so the traffic was slow.
But, home now and about to have lunch.
ABOVE: Clearly, it wasn't Coco! Tallulaha 'self entertained' herself while we were all out and about. So cute. That's an entire toilet roll gone. I am sure the fun she had was worth it.
She's the first puppy of ours to ever do that. It brought a big smile to my face.
It's been a very quiet afternoon here. Thunderstorms and torrential rain, but that's all!
The dogs and I had a nap on the couch which was lovely. Coco was beside me all afternoon and seems to be a little bit happier today.
I can't find anything physically wrong with her. So... maybe just a phase she's going through.
I'm expecting a quiet evening too. So...
End of Day: a lovely day, got lots done. And enjoyed a quiet afternoon.