Last Thursday (the 2nd) we took the girls to our neighborhood tree lighting. There really wasn't an actual tree lighting, unless we just missed it, but others that had been there longer didn't see it either. They did have a band playing Christmas carols, Santa, hot cider, etc. The girls enjoyed seeing Santa for the first time, but Kayley didn't want to sit on his lap. I was glad that Olivia was brave enough, and she even told him she wanted a pony (I thought she'd be too shy to say anything).
Speaking of pictures, we still need to get a good picture to either put on a photo card or to just get wallet size prints to send out in Christmas cards. We skipped studio (i.e. JCPenney) photos this year because we can never manage to get out of there without spending in the neighborhood of $150. Either way, I need to hurry and take a good picture and then get it printed. I really wish we could afford to get some professional photos done of all four of us. I'm going to look into it next year, I think.
At least I'm only one gift away from being done with my shopping! Whoo-hoo! Usually I'm only about half way done by this time. Man, it feels great.