Friday we were suppose to go to our nearest big city to watch them light up their "city tree" in their main park. But, it started at 5:30pm and Da Hubby didn't get home early enough. So, instead we went to our local Dairy Queen which has a kids' play area. After an hour of "peppermint/chocolate" Blizzards and rolling around playing with the kids, we all came home and crashed.
Yesterday, Da Hubby and Viking #1 went to our local library for a "Build a Peppermint Cottage" activity (see above) while #2 and I stayed home and decorated the tree (see below) including adding our Swedish flag garland to the tree. Oh, btw, if I haven't bragged on Da Hubby enough this weekend...he hand-built that fence "from scratch" in an afternoon in the garage to keep #1 and #2 out of the tree! I just LOVE that guy!
Finally, today, we were planning on making Christmas ornaments with Viking #1. But, after church, lunch, and a family communal nap (yippee!), Da Hubby was asking if we had any "sweets" around. So, he agreed to leftovers for dinner when in return I offered to bake a chocolate cake from scratch after scrounging up all the ingredients. (My supplies have been running low pending a re-stock for the holiday cookie baking rush! LOL)
So, with a little help from #1, we just had homemade, from scratch chocolate cake with Da Grandma's homemade "seven minute frosting" - the only frosting Da Hubby will eat! He thinks he died and went to Heaven! LOL So, that was our "family thing" today - we all hung out in the kitchen for an hour or so! I baked, Da Hubby and the Vikings licked the spoons and bowls, we ate dinner and then we all had a slice of cake. Not a bad weekend if I do say so myself! :)