Firetruck Santa

There is a tradition in Clive where the fire department drives Santa around a couple of weeks before Christmas to visit all of the neighborhood kids. This morning was the big day and the kids were excited for the visit. 

The Pox is Upon Us!

Lucia and Rose have Chicken Pox! They were exposed a couple of weeks ago, and we noticed the first pox on Monday night. Tuesday was OK, but things have gone downhill since then. Lucia has a ton, and quite a few on her face. Rose has about half as many as Lucia, but also some in some uncomfortable places. They are doing better now and we hope to see some improvement over the weekend. 

Christmas Decorations

On our way back from Kansas City we stopped to pick out our Christmas tree at the Costco Christmas tree farm. This has sort of become a tradition as soon as we are back from Thanksgiving and we drive right by Costco on our way home from Kansas City, so it works well.

We got the tree installed right away when we got home.
settle in overnight and started decorating on Saturday morning.
Elliot finding the right spot.
Andrew and Susan finished things up.
It was a beautiful day, so in the afternoon we worked on the lights on the outside of the house. The older kids enjoyed their time on the roof.
Christmas Dancer

New table

I don’t usually make posts about our furniture, but we got this really cool table from West End Architectural Salvage. It is 10 feet long and 4 feet wide. Susan pointed out that since living in the RV with tiny furniture we are going big!

PS – Check out the brass band action in the background.