I predicted December was going to be hectic and sure enough, this past weekend didn't disappoint.
Saturday morning Big Bub and Mapu had their holiday photos taken by the lovely Carissa of Carissa Leigh Photography.
My love affair with all things Carissa began last month when she took these photos.
Neither Big Bub nor Mapu were in the mood so the results should be pure entertainment.
I don't consider myself a traditional gal by any means but I'll be keeping with my holiday tradition of sending out cards at the last possible second.
Until then, here's last year's:
That afternoon, we met up with two college friends and their families. We lunched at Ted's Montana Grill but with a 4-year old, 2 toddlers, and a newborn, there wasn't a moment's peace. Thankfully, Ted's was filled with boisterous out-of-towners that didn't seem to mind the shrieking and airborne chicken fingers.
Following lunch, we bundled everyone up and like a parade of wooden soldiers, braved the windy, bustling streets to Rockefeller Center to behold the 75-foot Norway Spruce illuminated by 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights and crowned with a Swarovski crystal star.
"Happy Holidays!" it whispered. Followed by, "Why haven't you sent out your Christmas cards yet?"
Big Bub slept the entire time. He doesn't care much for sightseeing in the brutal cold at this age.
No trip to Rock Center is complete without a visit to the mother ship:
The sidewalk surrounding Saks was 5-bodies deep but we managed to sneak a peak at the magical holiday windows:
It was a joyous and spirited day on Fifth Avenue and may have curbed my desire to start petitioning that Christmas be celebrated every other year.
How was your weekend?