like, i went through dozens and dozens of these:
and a few of these:
and made some of these hot cocoa cookies that i'd forgotten all about:
made the bean model these lovely chapeaus for me at party city:
took the girl scout troop (solo!) on our annual shopping trip to buy toys for a local toy drive:
and then the next week all three of us who lead the troop celebrated at a tea parlor with them:
i did a good bit of sewing, including these fun unicorn and dragon (the bean says it looks more like a devil) pillows with a pocket in the back to hold a book, an iPad, pajamas, what have you:
my co-leader and i split gifting duties for the girls and made them pajama pants in girl scout fabric that they'll hopefully wear during our first campout...whenever that may be.
i even got to do a couple of those mermaid tail blankets that somehow kids still like:
we made one last trip to hallmark for our annual ornaments.
and the bean made some cookies for santa.
a couple of days before the big day, the hub carved out a nice chunk of time for me to get all the presents wrapped by scooping up the bean and taking her to a movie. that helped immensely, and instead of being up till 2am on christmas eve, i managed to get to bed around midnight.
phew. it was hectic and crazy, but i wouldn't have it any other way.