Really really really wonderful to have Luke home for a stretch while the band takes a holiday break.
Our weekend according to my phone.
Swinging at Landa.
On Saturday night we went to Target because I wanted to pick up their Christmas presents -- a baby doll of her own for Josie (to diffuse the Solomonic fights over Big Baby - a mom can dream) and Magna-Tiles for C because her teacher reports they are her favorite toy. Luke took C in one cart and I had Josie in another. Then I remembered that Luke and I have very different Target shopping styles -- he finds what he needs and checks out and doesn't understand why I need to cruise the aisles and just see what's new and spend some time in gel pen deliberation. Don't harsh my Target mellow, bro!
Christmas lights at University of the Incarnate Word. "Beautiful yights! The yights are twink-a-wing!"
After the girls were asleep we watched several episodes of Transparent. Jeffrey Tambor is a national treasure.
Sunday. We walked to the new little farmers' market in our neighborhood. Luke and Clem have been talking about traffic lights and she points out all the signals and their colors when she spots them. On the way to the farmers' market she said, "Look, Daddy! It's gween!" and I responded, "I see it!" and she pointedly replied, "No, DADDY, it's gween." (Also from the Exclusive Club of Two file from this weekend: in the car I played a video of Luke and Clem singing and C said, "That sounds like you and me, Daddy. NOT Mommy. NOT Josie."
Christmas party! Judy made these garnishes for the champagne-cranberry juice punch - rosemary antlers, clove eyes, and a cranberry nose! Pinterest FTW!